MAKER’S CORNER By Dan Woods, Associate Publisher
Advice and news for MAKE readers.
Encore Maker Faires in the Works
If you were among the fortunate 20,000 makers
who converged on the sunny San Mateo County
Fairgrounds for the first-ever Maker Faire on April
22nd and 23rd, 2006, our heartfelt thanks for
helping to make this event the kind of success that
drew attention from CNN, CBS News, The Discovery
Channel, and The Tonight Show, among others.
If you weren’t able to join us, you’ll be pleased to
know we’re working on two new Maker Faires — an
encore Bay Area Maker Faire slated for the weekend
of May 19th and 20th, 2007, and a Southwestern
Maker Faire planned for early fall 2007 in Austin,
Texas. And yes, we are also exploring other potential
Maker Faire venues across the planet.
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Be sure to check out page 48 for a special look back at
the first Maker Faire.
More Cool MAKE Gifts
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Electronic Game Kit; Limor Fried’s MiniPOV v2, an
inexpensive persistence of vision kit; the MAKE Controller Kit, a modular, programmable controller board
specially designed for MAKE by the folks at Making
Things; and the ever-popular High-Speed Photography
Kit featured in MAKE, Volume 04. Also, while not a kit
per se, our hottest product is the TV-B-Gone, a nifty
little universal remote device that turns off almost any
TV in your proximity. And of course, we also carry back
issues, books, collector’s editions, and a growing line
of cool MAKE T-shirts and sweatshirts.
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