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A lot of ya’ll emailed me and/or posted requesting a PDF of The Maker’s Bill of Rights so here it is. Go make posters, prints, whatever you like. If there’s another format you want it in, post up in the comments or make the format you want others to use and post it – Link.

A lucky maker that prints it out, puts it in their shops, office, wherever, and takes a photo to share in our Flickr group might get a nice present from our MAKE store.

Phillip Torrone

Editor at large – Make magazine. Creative director – Adafruit Industries, contributing editor – Popular Science. Previously: Founded – Hack-a-Day, how-to editor – Engadget, Director of product development – Fallon Worldwide, Technology Director – Braincraft.


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  1. champs794 says:

    Fortunately, Makers who tinker with bikes get to use all-Metric parts — some of them just happen to be 25.4mm. ;)

  2. pinkunicorn says:

    There’s a slight error in the text. It should read “Metric *is* standard.” ;-)

  3. Stokes says:

    ‘Tamper-proof’ security bits have their place, such as something with horribly dangerous components inside. You can get the required driver bit from one source or another, so it isn’t really going to completely stop anyone with a modicum of determination. Donald Norman notes in The Design of Everyday Things that sometimes making something inconvenient is a good thing; it forces you to pause and think before acting.

  4. And0 says:

    The next step is to adjust Make’s very own Warranty Voider tool to follow these commandments. ;)

  5. murph38_99 says:

    Thanks! I just laminated an 8×11 and hung it on the wall.

  6. philliptorrone says:

    our tool, and everything else, we *try* to get as close as we can to the goals in the maker’s bill of rights. it’s not perfect, we won’t always be able to do everything that is “ideal” but will always do our best.

  7. Stokes says:

    Hey, it wouldn’t be a proper Maker’s Bill of Rights if it couldn’t be modified by its users. :)

  8. mcewen says:

    If only this set of standard became the ‘new norm’ then everyone would have a much more successful experience.
    Cheers

  9. -soapy- says:

    Good job pdf is an open standard.

    Definately got to change it to “Metric is standard, not imperial” imo. That’s also part of why Torx is great – there is no imperial option to be slightly different and destroy the threads/heads!

  10. richms says:

    Torx is good IMO, too many weird varients of philips and pozi screws that you have to try about 4 drivers that look right till you find one that fits, or else you say stuff this and use the first that sort of does and mess up the screw and the bit.

    And yeah, metric is the norm. I have only had to use my imperial sockets when working on my lawnmower with the motor being a briggs and stratton.

  11. Shadyman says:

    Metric wins. Integers > Fractions
    ;)

  12. Here’s what it looks like in Latin, because everything sounds important in Latin, and this, doubly so.

    https://plus.google.com/117297282008339913899/posts/WaomZ8953nA