Introducing Make: Skill Sets

Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn is a freelance writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor to Boing Boing, Wink Books, and Wink Fun. And he has a new best-of writing collection and "lazy person's memoir," called Borg Like Me.

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By Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn is a freelance writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor to Boing Boing, Wink Books, and Wink Fun. And he has a new best-of writing collection and "lazy person's memoir," called Borg Like Me.

4023 Articles

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In the past, we’ve run monthly themes on the site (e.g. Earth Sciences, Alt.Transportation, Citizen Science). This year, we’re going to do a series of monthly “Make: Skill Sets” (special articles and projects and round-ups of existing projects and posts designed to teach basic competency in a discipline).

To coincide with the forthcoming release of MAKE Volume 25, our Arduino issue, our first Skill Set is on electronics. As you can imagine, we’ve done quite a bit of coverage on electronics over the past six years and we’ll be rounding up the best of it, filling in some of the blanks with new articles and projects, excerpting from our best-selling Make: Electronics book, and maybe even launching a contest or two. We’ll kick things off tomorrow. In the meantime, if you want to follow along at home, you might want to check out some of the books, tools, and kits in our Introduction to Electronics section in the Maker Shed.

And, as always, we’d love to hear from you. What would you like to see us cover in the realm of beginner electronics skills? Got some area in your core competency that needs a little shoring up? Let us know in Comments below and we’ll see what we can do.