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Citizen Scientists: Show us your Erlenmeyer flasks, your test tubes, your centrifuges, your stereomicroscopes, your mutant science experiments, yearning to be free. It’s Citizen Science month here on MAKE, an opportunity for us to feature a lot of the science content from the magazine and here online, a chance for us to collaborate with people who are leading the charge on citizen science initiatives, and a chance for us to share some great science how-tos on Make: Projects.

If you’re a maker doing citizen science ( or have a group doing science), have a science project, or have any desires for what you’d like to see us cover, please let us know. This is an exciting and growing area of making and we’re looking forward to spending a month celebrating it.

Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn is a freelancer writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture, including the first book about the web (Mosaic Quick Tour) and the Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Building Robots. He is currently working on a best-of collection of his writing, called Borg Like Me.


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  1. campbayou says:

    Lots of citizen science going on at Camp Bayou. Check out the blog: http://citizenscienceatcampbayou.blogspot.com .

  2. gasstationwithoutpumps.wordpress.com says:

    You probably weren’t thinking of science fair projects, but I thought I’d pass on the reports my son has done for the past 5 years:
    http://users.soe.ucsc.edu/~karplus/abe/science_education.html
    Some of them are quite good science and suitable for adult hobbyists.

  3. What says:

    Given laws like this, perhaps showing them off is maybe not the best idea?

    http://www.txdps.state.tx.us/criminal_law_enforcement/narcotics/narcprecursor.htm

    This blog post from 2006 says it nicely, its a dangerous thing to call oneself a “scientist”: http://memepunks.blogspot.com/2006/06/americas-war-on-science.html?dupe=with_honor

    Good luck w/ your “Citizen Science” month, though. =)