Dear beloved MAKE readers,

Today is my last day as Senior Video Producer for MAKE. The past four years have been, undoubtedly, the best times of my life so far. I’m immensely thankful to have been a part of such a dedicated and talented team — they’re like family to me. While you won’t be seeing me on the blog, Make: Live, or CRAFT videos any longer, this isn’t so much “goodbye” as “see you around.” I’ll always be a proud member of the maker community.

After a little time off, I’ll be taking a position at Adafruit Industries, heading up the wearable electronics group, and of course, you know I can’t resist making videos. I’m delighted to dig into more ambitious projects than ever before, so I hope you’ll check them out.

I thought I’d share some of my “greatest hits” videos from over the years, so here goes (after the jump)…

My first videos ever for MAKE/CRAFT, the Skeleton Cardigan. Part one shows you how to Photoshop an image into a knitting pattern, and part two shows how to knit it up. This sweater was lost in my luggage coming back from Maker Faire Bay Area 2008, so the video’s all I’ve got to remember it by.

Twitchie Scorpion!

LED Embroidery

LilyPad Arduino 101

DIY Soda

Firefox Necklace

TV-B-Gone Jacket

iPhone Gloves

Beating Heart Headband

Best of Make: Live Season 1

You can check out my entire body of video work for MAKE/CRAFT in the Becky’s Workshop YouTube playlist, and if you want to keep up with my projects, follow me on Twitter. See you around the tubes!

Becky Stern

Becky Stern

Becky Stern ( 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”).

  • Sean

    Not going to be on MAKE: Live anymore?!? Nooooo!
    Good luck on your new project,

  • FrivolousEngineering (@aUselessMachine)

    Good luck on the new job!

    • Becky Stern


  • ka1axy

    Best wishes for success in the new job, Becky!

  • Mohit

    Thats Great News! From One Awesome Place To Another!
    May the force be with you!

  • Dug North

    You’ve been great! Best of luck in the new venture!

  • mollyclendon

    I’ll look for you “over there” on AdaFruit.

  • bilalghalib

    Three cheers!

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  • cyenobite

    “So long and thanks for all the fish!” :)
    But seriously, Best wishes on your new adventure. You’ve provided us ‘make fans’ with a lot of great material over the years. Thanks!

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  • Dave Brunker (@dbrunker)

    Wow… has it really been 4 years? Your videos were great and I’m really sorry to see you go, but I wish you the best.

  • Patrik Hagström, Sweden

    Best of luck on your new endeavors, but I hope we will see even more exciting stuff coming from you! :-)

  • ameyring

    You’ve done some really cool stuff and it’s inspired me to get experienced with sewing! Looking forward to hearing about your new adventures.

  • Mark Demers

    Your videos were so good that you are going to be a hard act to follow. Good luck at Adafruit, I’m sure it will be a great success!

  • wendy

    Your touch is a nice female techie one – I hope this will continue here on Make, as we are rare animals (meaning that there are still not so many women in the electronics maker tinker realm). I had a lot of fun following your brain tinker “creations”.
    You will definitely find your place in the Adafruit Realm. Enjoy your break!

  • kentkb

    Dear Woman, where ever you are, you will MAKE: Great Things!
    Congrats Becky!

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