How does one make cubes levitate in space? With a whole lot of elbow-grease! 

Jessica Banks and Mihae Mukaida explain RockPaperRobot, a design company that specializes in the invention and fabrication of kinetic furniture, lighting, and robotic installations. In "Make-ufacturing" from PKN New York Vol. 14, they discuss the perfect manufacturing process, which requires a balance of time, money, and ability. They also offer a detailed glimpse into the creation of one of their products: a magnetically-levitating coffee table.