Links to Donald Simanek's articles from MAKE magazine.These documents include larger pictures (for print publication) and may be slow to load. Some still have notes to the editor and the production crew of MAKE magazine.
Perpetual Motion, Reinventing the Square Wheel. Perpetual futility.
The Chinese South Pointing Chariot. A clever use of differential gearing.
Making Movies Three Dimensional. (Not published in MAKE.)
Making Movies Three Dimensional. (Slight revision. Not published in MAKE.)
Experiments With Polarized Light. (Not yet published.) What you can do with 3d glasses.
A Short Tutorial On Polarization. (Not yet published.)
The Penetrating Magnets Illusion. A kinetic illusion that uses physics in a sneaky way.
Putting A Spin On A Puzzle. A puzzle that uses knowledge of physics.
Golden Star Origami. 8 x 10 paper.
Golden Star Origami. 8.5 x 11 paper.
Martin Gardner's Mathemagic. Two card tricks.
Fooling Around With Pulleys. The Fool's Tackle. (Issue#23.)
Things You Can't Make. (Issue#23.)
Experiments with polarization. (Issue#23.)
The contrary springs. (Not published.)