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bestof11 Best of MAKE: Skill Builders
This past year we launched Skill Builder here on the site, a monthly series of articles, tutorials, and projects centered on a basic technical skill. For the year, we covered:

This was only a start. In 2012, we’ll be continuing to flesh out this series and will be approaching it from the viewpoint of the materials used in these various skills (wood, glass, new conductives).

Here are some of the best pieces from 2011:


mtmmotor 1 Best of MAKE: Skill Builders
Understanding Motors and Motion from Mechanics month (March)


jmgin01 Best of MAKE: Skill Builders
How to Make Your Own Gin without a Still from Cooking month (June)


Caffenol Homebrew Film Developer from Photo and Video month


hul10 Best of MAKE: Skill Builders
The Robot Section on Make: Projects from Robot month (August)


Office Cooking Hacks from Cooking month (June)


dodeclamp Best of MAKE: Skill Builders
Working with ABS Plastic and Working with ABS and Polycarbonate Film from Plastics month (September)


barricade7 600 Best of MAKE: Skill Builders
Tabletop Gaming — Modeling Tips and Tricks from Hobby Skills month (October)


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Making A Butterfly Spline (Or “Arikata”) from Woodworking month (February)


Understanding Components from Electronics month (January)


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Building Woodworking Low Horses from Woodworking month (February)

Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn is a freelancer 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 for Boing Boing and WINK Books. And he has a new best-of writing collection and “lazy man’s memoir,” called Borg Like Me.

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