BY DAN WOODS
It’s Alive! Makers Market Debuts
After a year of development, testing, fiddling, and designing, on Feb. 1 we took the wraps off Makers Market (
curated marketplace of wonderful science, tech,
and artistic creations made and sold directly by
some of our favorite makers from around the world.
A collaboration between MAKE and Boing Boing,
Makers Market brings together our favorite entrepreneurial makers and artists selling products
and services directly to DIY enthusiasts — people
with a thirst for life-enriching exploration through
hands-on science and tech projects, risk-taking, art,
sustainability, self-reliance, and hands-on learning.
And true to our character, we’ll toss in a pinch of
mischief-making for good measure.
Most of the sellers you’ll discover in Makers
Market are makers we’ve come to know through
the course of our work producing MAKE magazine,
Maker Faire, and Make: television.
Each maker was selected by the MAKE or Boing
Boing crew and personally invited to open a storefront in the market. The products you’ll find here
were made by, rebuilt by, or substantially produced
by the maker selling them. We call this Maker Made.
And each participating maker has his or her own
Makers Market storefront, where they showcase
their work and sell their products, write blogs, post
pictures and videos, and communicate with their
customers and the do-it-yourself (DIY) community
MAKE provides the web service, the tools, and
the community. Sellers are responsible for doing
their own product fulfillment and for bringing their
unique character, energy, and DIY spirit to the
I invite you to stop by
check it out. If you’re an indie maker with a product
or service you think you’d like to sell in Makers
Market, visit the Seller FAQs. Nominating yourself
as a seller is easy and takes just a few minutes.
We’ll review your information and get back to you
in a day or two.
For general inquires, feedback about the site, or
just to get in touch with one of us about Makers
Market, drop us a note at
On behalf of MAKE, Boing Boing, and the entire
crew, thank you for your patience while we’ve been
developing the site. We look forward to seeing you in
the Makers Market.
Dan Woods is MAKE’s associate publisher and Maker Shed