Subscribe to Make Magazine Today!
  • By
  • Category Uncategorized


It was a pleasure to present the Makey awards on the special Make: Live show at World Maker Faire NY 2011. There I met Tom Simpkins, accepting the award for PanaVise, a Reno, NV company that developed a maker’s improvised vise improvement into an accessory for the product – the speed control handle. As Tom handed me the injection molded plastic part I noticed the paper packaging– featuring its “Makey nominated” status.

We’re delighted to see the awards grow legs in the industries that serve the maker community. As John Park put it, the Makeys are “like MacGuyver’s version of the Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval.”


If you’d like your own speed control handle, we’re still accepting entries for freebies over on the Make: Live page, and the Maker Shed is putting a free speed control handle in every PanaVise Jr. box from now through January 2012.

Becky Stern

Becky Stern

Becky Stern (sternlab.org is a DIY guru and director of wearable electronics at Adafruit. She publishes a new project video every week and hosts a live show on YouTube. Formerly Becky was Senior Video Producer for MAKE. Becky lives in Brooklyn, NY and belongs to art groups Free Art & Technology (“release early, often, and with rap music”) and Madagascar Institute (“fear is never boring”).


  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VPHOXM6DBOXGV6V62RNKLBUPHA Leon

    The original Mod of the Panavise is going to be at the CTHackerspace.com open house Saturday Sep 24th.  http://www.meetup.com/CT-Hackerspace/events/30972911/

  • BBrand Design

    It is very much essential to have a food packaging on
    different food items so that no germs disturb the food items and get waste
    either due to packaging it really makes a safe point of view as well as remain
    fresh and free from germs. So it is essential to have a food packaging on the
    related food items.
     

    Brand Design

  • BBrand Design

    It is very much essential to have a food packaging on
    different food items so that no germs disturb the food items and get waste
    either due to packaging it really makes a safe point of view as well as remain
    fresh and free from germs. So it is essential to have a food packaging on the
    related food items.
     

    Brand Design