Gretchen Giles

Gretchen Giles

Book publicist for Maker Media.

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When you "pay what you want" in our latest Drone and 3D Printing Humble Bundle deal, you help out the education efforts of Maker Ed. Read more »

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The Magic Rope project, which utilizes a Photon, was inspired by Leena Ventä-Olkkonen, Tobi Stockinger, Claudia Zuniga, and Graham Dean, who showed how a public installation could be made that would allow large maps of the world to be positioned in various public spaces in a city. These maps would have short lengths... Read more »


Note: These excerpts are adapted with permission from Evil Mad Scientist Lab co-founder Windell Oskay’s new Make: book, The Annotated Build-It-Yourself Science Laboratory, originally published by Raymond E. Barrett in 1963 and just given an update by Windell for the 21st century. We’re increasingly surprised and gratified to discover how the... Read more »

MakerCon Biz

The Business of Making is a core value track for MakerCon, the only conference by and for leaders of the Maker Movement. MakerCon exists to celebrate and share information among leading Makers — and developing products, manufacturing them, and getting through distribution mazes are key to the experience. With that... Read more »

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A startup competition aimed at shining a bright light on the creative work of hardware startups, Launch Pad offers a $5,000 prize and all of the exposure that Make: magazine, Maker Faire, and MakerCon can offer to a young company. With interest in the competition running high, the first real... Read more »


The only conference by and for leaders of the Maker Movement, MakerCon brings together the best minds of the era to educate and lead, to learn and collaborate. With over 60 speakers on tap, MakerCon collects in one place some of the best ideas and practices to arise in and... Read more »


MakerCon, the only conference by and for leaders of the Maker Movement, enters its second year with a first: Launch Pad. A competition aimed at young new hardware startups with an actual product to demo and less than $3 million in funding, Launch Pad allows new Maker Pros to gain... Read more »