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MAKE Newsletter

May 10, 2012

Here at MAKE HQ, we're moments away from migrating south from Sebastopol, Calif.: initially to Palo Alto, for our first-ever conference, MAKE Hardware Innovation Workshop (May 15-16), then on to San Mateo for the mother of all DIY show-and-tells, Maker Faire Bay Area (May 19-20)! We hope to see you at one or both of these events. If you can't make it, we'll have plenty of ongoing coverage on makezine.com and makerfaire.com, and we'll be live streaming, too. See the respective sites for details and follow events as they unfold. Next chapter of the maker movement, here we come!

-Gareth Branwyn


Periodic Table on a Classroom Ceiling

Plywood Table is Secret Compartment

Jules Verne: Great Leaps of Imagination

Belt-Driven, Hubless Rear Wheel Bicycle

Phil Torrone's Open Source Innovators Interview Series

Movers and shakers in the open source hardware world talk to MAKE. [Above: well-known hardware hacker Bunnie Huang.]

Intern's Corner: My Open Source Life and How I Found It

In this month's installment of Intern's Corner, MAKE Labs intern Max Eliaser tells us about the open source game he's helping to develop and how he fell into working on it.

Mark Frauenfelder Chats With Featured Makers

Make: Talk is our weekly audio podcast where MAKE's editor-in-chief Mark Frauenfelder talks with authors of MAKE magazine projects and discusses current happenings in the maker community.

May is Reclaimed Materials Month

For this month's online theme and skill builder series, we're looking at the diverse uses for "reclaimed materials," from lint, to plastic trash, to precious metals. Above is a beautiful set of storage bins made out of industrial crates, created by Mark van der Gronden, and sold by Lensvelt.

MAKE Volume 30: Smarter Homes – On Newsstands Now!

Smart homes come to life (and not in an evil HAL 9000 kind of way) in the latest issue of MAKE. Watch the promo video here and find out more about the issue and subscribe here.

School's Out! Summer Fun Guide – In 3D and On Sale May 29!

Our summer School's Out special issue for kids will be leaping off of newsstands and bursting out of mailboxes soon, thanks in part to its 3D printing (glasses included). Look for it at Maker Faire Bay Area and then everywhere by the end of May.