Subscribe to Make Magazine Today!

Audio equipment company Mackie is best known for their PA speakers and mixers. A little background from Wikipedia:

Mackie Designs, Inc. was founded in Woodinville, Washington by Greg Mackie, an ex-Boeing worker who began making pro audio gear and guitar amps in his spare time. After founding the small line mixer manufacturer TAPCO, and later the home audio processor manufacturer AudioControl, Mackie founded Mackie Designs, Inc., designing and manufacturing affordable and versatile compact pro audio mixers.

To fans of their gear, they are also known for their excellent manuals, with clean and clear writing, lots of technical detail, beautifully rendered illustrations/diagrams, and a great sense of humor. Mackie virtualizes all of their manuals through their 720 Trees Project, an online PDF library of all of their product docs. It’s called 720 Trees because that’s how many estimated trees they save each year by making their manuals virtual. In partnership with the Nature Conservancy they also plant 720 trees each year.

For creating manuals that don’t suck, with lots of juicy technical info, and for the corporate tree hugging, we’re pleased to nominate Mackie for a Makey Award in the Best Documentation Category.

More:

Gareth Branwyn

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.


11 Responses to Makey Awards 2012 Nominee 13, Mackie, Documentation

Your Thoughts?

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

  1. Pingback: MAKE | Makey Awards 2012 Nominee 14, Tamiya, Documentation

  2. Pingback: ○DIY/Tip▶ Makey Awards 2012 Nominee 14, Tamiya, Documentation « dot dot dob tob tob

  3. Pingback: Makey Awards 2012 Nominee 14, Tamiya, Documentation

  4. Pingback: MAKE | Makey Awards 2012 Nominee 15, Rancilio Silvia Espresso Maker, Most Hackable Gadget

  5. Pingback: ○DIY/Tip▶ Makey Awards 2012 Nominee 15, Rancilio Silvia Espresso Maker, Most Hackable Gadget « dot dot dob tob tob

  6. Pingback: Makey Awards 2012 Nominee 15, Rancilio Silvia Espresso Maker, Most Hackable Gadget

  7. Pingback: MAKE | Makey Awards 2012 Nominee 16: Epilog Laser, Repair Friendly

  8. Pingback: ○DIY/Tip▶ Makey Awards 2012 Nominee 16: Epilog Laser, Repair Friendly « dot dot dob tob tob

  9. Pingback: Makey Awards 2012 Nominee 16: Epilog Laser, Repair Friendly | vis a vis | visual mind

  10. Pingback: Makey Awards 2012 Nominee 16: Epilog Laser, Repair Friendly

  11. Pingback: MAKE | Vote NOW for the 2012 Makeys!

Related Supplies at Maker Shed