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pyro 2 Happy New Year, Makers!

Happy New Year to all of you! We hope you had a fantastic 2011 and are looking forward to more inspiration, learning, collaboration, and making in 2012. We’ve got some exciting things planned for the site this year: Continuing with our site redesign, a new regular series of themed content packages, the continuation of our Skill Builder series (this year centered on materials), more site contributions from the hackerspace and mini Maker Faire communities — and from you, our readers, more maker pro business coverage, more of Phil Torrone’s popular Soapbox columns, weekly Toolsdays, and much more. We’re also going to bring back Codebox, exploring programming languages for makers, and we’ll be delving deeper into Arduino/microcontrollers, embedded systems, robotics, and other technologies, for those who are now well-beyond getting started in those disciplines.

And, of course, there will be four juicy issues of the print magazine, special print issues, more awesome Make: Videos, Make: Live, Make: Projects, Make: Kit Reviews, Maker Shed, and more MAKE-developed kits in the Shed. We also have some cool Make: Books-branded O’Reilly titles in the works for 2012. And then there are the greatest DIY shows on earth, Maker Faires and mini Maker Faires. Whoa, that’s a ton of stuff. We better get to work!

As always, we’d love to hear what you’d like to see here on the MAKE site. Please leave your thoughts in the comments below. And again, Happy New Year!

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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