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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.

#10

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Beauty’s Bionic Beak


#09

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Star Trek Enterprise NCC 1701-C Coffee Table


#08

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Circuit Board Table


#07

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Making Furniture with Magnetism


#06

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Build a Touchless 3D Tracking Interface with Everyday Materials


#05

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In the Maker Shed: Minty Boost USB Charger


#04

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Last Minute Costume Ideas


#03

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How-To: Duct Tape Roses


#02

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Play the Rings of a Tree Trunk Like a Record


#01

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I Have a (Puzzling) Dream

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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