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What proves to be popular on the MAKE blog is always hard to predict. You put something up that you think will break big, and it fizzles, and then you post something you think is just kinda cool and it goes viral. Here are the top ten most popular posts for 2012. From 3D-printed bird beaks to nerdy furniture to a mural made out of cube puzzles — you certainly can’t say makers aren’t creative.

What were some of your favorite maker stories and projects of 2012? Please post them up in the comments.


Beauty’s Bionic Beak


Star Trek Enterprise NCC 1701-C Coffee Table


Circuit Board Table


Making Furniture with Magnetism


Build a Touchless 3D Tracking Interface with Everyday Materials


In the Maker Shed: Minty Boost USB Charger


Last Minute Costume Ideas


How-To: Duct Tape Roses


Play the Rings of a Tree Trunk Like a Record


I Have a (Puzzling) Dream

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.