This week I have 3 modifications of the Maker’s Notebook. I started out by adding a small pocket inside the book to keep a pen. Next, I added a snap closure to keep everything secure. Finally, I added a pocket to the back of the book for keeping acetate film to use as overlays for my sketches.


Since I did 3 mods to my Maker’s Notebook, I decided it would be cool to give away 3 Maker’s Notebooks. All you have to do is post your modified Maker’s Notebook in the MAKE Flickr photo pool and tag it “mymakersnotebook”. Next Tuesday I will ask everyone at Make to help me pick our favorite 3 modifications. The winners be announced next week and they will receive a new Maker’s Notebook to hack up all over again!

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Good luck, and I’ll see you next week with the results!

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  • Thad

    Should’a put the pen hole at the top so you won’t have your hand on/in it when you write/draw. Otherwise, very cool.

    • Marc de Vinck

      I’ll try it out on the top when this one gets filled. Thanks!

  • Andres

    Did you choose notebook contest winners? Any more out there? There have to be more mods out there…
    -PBnJ smurf

    • Marc de Vinck


      Yes, and a post is in the works.