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Popular Mechanics inspires, instructs and influences readers to help them master the modern world. Whether it’s practical DIY home-improvement tips, gadgets and digital technology, information on the newest cars or the latest breakthroughs in science -- PM is the ultimate guide to our high-tech lifestyle.
 

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Dazzle everyone with this shopbuilt kaleidoscope
100
Kaleidoscopes
Build these playcubes . . . easy as 1,2,3
102
Furniture, Children's
Night or day, modern optical gear leaves enemy no place to hide
104
Image intensifiers, Infrared equipment
Military
104
United States (Armed Forces, Equipment)
Energy
106
Power resources

New motorcycles: the most efficient machines on the road
71
Motorcycles
21 exciting new sports planes you can build
74
Airplanes, Home-built
New back-country adventure by snowmobile
78
Snowmobiles and snowmobiling
New now: outdoors
81
Sporting goods
What's behind the new digital dials
82
Radio receivers (Tuning)
Driving the 1981 Toyotas . . . and the new Datsun 810
84
Automobiles, Foreign (Testing)
Ski tech takes off
88
Skiing (Equipment)
Mystery plane that almost killed Howard Hughes
90
Howard Hughes (American airline, aircraft and motion picture executive.); 1905-1976, Airplanes, Experimental (Propellers), Aviation (Accidents)
Driving the 1981 Mercedes S-class
93
Automobiles, Foreign (Testing)
Old-fashioned banks you can make
94
Banks, Coin
Room to grow: a handsome addition for any house
96
Garden rooms
Cat on hot wood stove
106
Stoves
Wing's the thing
107
Aerospace industry (Germany (West)), V\STOL aircraft (Wings), Aviation
Get the lead (gas) in?
108
Gasoline (Anti-knock and anti-knock mixtures)
Electronics
109
Electronics
Using a sabre saw
110
Saws and sawing
Quick-to-make tool holders from mesh
119
Tool boxes, racks, etc
4 great projects to make for your shop
119
Workshops (Equipment)
Trammel point for a hand grinder
120
Grinding machines (Equipment)
Mini hand router
121
Routing machines
Sabre-saw jig for circle cutting
122
Jigs (Tools), Saws and sawing (Equipment)

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