MAKER’S CORNER By Dan Woods, Associate Publisher
Advice and news for MAKE readers.
Maker Faire 2007: Save the Date!
One of the more popular emails we receive is, “Are
you guys doing another Maker Faire this year?” Hell
yes, we are! In fact we’re planning two Maker Faires
• SF Bay Area Maker Faire: May 19– 20 at the San
Mateo County Fairgrounds
• Austin, Texas Maker Faire: October 20– 21 at the
Travis County Fairgrounds
And yes, we are also actively exploring other potential
Maker Faire venues across the planet. If you’d like to
be alerted as to upcoming MAKE events, including
future Maker Faires, visit makezine.com/faire and
sign up for the MAKE newsletter.
So save the dates, be a good maker and spread the
word, and sign up for the free MAKE newsletter
( makezine.com/newsletter) for further details.
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MAKE: The Next Year
Boxed Collector’s Set Now Available
It’s finally here: MAKE: The Next Year! The original
boxed collector’s set, MAKE: The First Year, proved
so popular with our readers (three reprints!) that
we decided to put together a special collector’s
edition of our entire second year. Hence, MAKE
Volumes 05 through 08 are now packaged up in a
sturdy (and handsome) collector’s box. Our price:
$60. That’s the same price as buying the individual
copies on the newsstand, plus we throw in the box.
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Hard to think of a better gift for a maker (or maybe
yourself). Order yours today at store.makezine.com.
MAKE Has a Brand New Store
If you weren’t among the record number of makers
who visited the Maker Store ( store.makezine.com)
last December, you haven’t yet seen our brand new
storefront or our growing list of cool MAKE: It tools,
project kits, books, apparel, and toys. Just a small
sample of our new products:
• MAKE Warranty Voider tool
• Limor Fried’s MintyBoost USB Charger Kit for
your MP3 player, camera, cellphone, etc.
• MAKE Controller Kit
• MAKE Open Source MP3 Player Kit
• Andre Lamothe’s XGameStation Pico Edition 2.0
• Building Small Form Factor PCs
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When the first box of CRAFT, Volume 02 arrived in the
MAKE offices, it may have set a Maker Media record for
vanishing acts. I stashed a copy for some perusing
at home that night. No better way to say it than Frickin’
Awesome! Check out the TOC and sample articles at
craftzine.com/magazine. And if the spirit moves you,
consider giving CRAFT as a gift for any and all occasions.
(Maybe you forgot Valentine’s Day?)
Dan Woods is associate publisher of MAKE and CRAFT
magazines. When he’s not working on circulation and marketing or finding cool new stuff for the Maker Store, he likes to
hack and build barbecues, smokers, and outdoor grills.