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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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New Standards are Being Set in Many Fields
10
Home electronics
Improved C-clamp
32
Clamps
Turbocharger Maintenance and Repair
37
Automobile engines (Superchargers, Maintenance and repair)
Super Sound that Surrounds You
48
Surround sound systems, Television sound
Modula-2 Language is Worth it
52
Modula-2 (Computer language)
Salt and Pepper Shakers
104
Salt and pepper grinders, shakers, etc
Luggage Stand
105
Luggage stands
4 Ways to Draw Better Plans
106
Drawing equipment, Mechanical drawing
Using Cabinet Scrapers
108
Scrapers (Tools)
Collapsible Workbench
109
Workbenches

The Rubber Band Plays on
56
Toy guns
Make this Light Control for Close Jobs
65
Lighting (Control)
Install Your Own Sunroof
68
Automobiles, Remodeled (Roofs)
We Made it
77
Air pilots, Airplanes, Jet (Landing)
Stay Afloat-fashionably
82
Life preservers
The 10 Scariest Places to Drive
84
Express highways, Traffic safety
The Smartest Homebuilt Robots
88
Robots
The Most-asked Questions about Motor Oil
91
Automobiles (Lubrication and lubricants)
PM's Minivan Test: T-van's the Tops
92
Minivans (Rating)
Video More Portable Than Ever
96
Camcorders, Videotape recorders and recording
Make Your Home a Smart House
98
Home automation
Driving the Audi 4000S Quattro
101
Automobiles, Foreign (Four wheel drive)
Clothes Hamper
102
Clothes hampers
Gravity Shelves
103
Bookcases
Folding Camp Saw; Compact Field Saw
111
Saws and sawing
Home Ideas Guide
113
Houses (Maintenance and repair)
How to Finish New Space with Style
115
Vinyl flooring (Installation), Paneling
A New Look with Siding and Windows
124
Windows (Installation), Siding (Building)
Build PM's Multipurpose Wall Cabinets
136
Cabinets (Furniture)
Surround Your Tub with Tile
141
Tile laying, Bathtubs
Troubleshooting a Home Alarm System
149
Burglar alarms (Maintenance and repair)
New Products for Your Home
153
Products, New
Safe Exit from a Towering Inferno
156
Fire escapes, Skyscrapers (Fires and fire prevention)
Return of the Propeller?
158
Airplanes, Jet (Propellers)
Joinery with Invisible Nails
160
Nails, Joints (Carpentry)
A Wood and Masonry Filler
162
Filling materials
It's Easy to Dip-treat Lumber
170
Wood (Preservation and preservatives)
Kodak Enters the Fray
188
Camcorders

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