Gretchen Giles

Book publicist for Maker Media.

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Note: This excerpt is adapted from author Mike Barela’s new Make: Book, Getting Started with Adafruit Trinket. The Arduino has revolutionized the use of microcontrollers—programmable electronics—in the last several years. This can be attributed to easy to use hardware and software at a reasonable price point. The often-cited Internet of Things... Read more »

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Note: This is an excerpt of Brian David Johnson’s new book, 21st Century Robot, an audacious experiment in storytelling that weaves sci-fi stories into a real-life nonfiction narrative featuring several worldwide adventures, a serious dose of 3D printing, plenty of open source technology, the efforts of a first grade class,... Read more »

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Note: This excerpt was adapted from the introduction to Wolf Donat’s new book, Make a Raspberry Pi-Controlled Robot, a step-by-step tutorial on indeed, building your own robot rover, fresh from Make: Books. I like to call this robot a rover, as I tried to pattern it after NASA’s designs. Figure 1-1... Read more »

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It’s easy to get making if you have unlimited funds to set up a great makerspace and outfit it with all the newest tools, but what if you had just a sawbuck to spend? What would you make and how? That’s the question that James Cunningham recently asked us on behalf... Read more »

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Your Help Needed! A Make reader named Monique is about to get married. She would like to adorn her dress with LEDs. She’s just not sure how to. She wrote to us for help and we thought it better to go to you: How would you tackle this problem? Moreover, we... Read more »

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Maker Faire New York takes over the World’s Fair Grounds  for the fifth time this weekend, Saturday-Sunday, Sept. 20-21, and this year it features something crazy, wild, and new: Authors. With a Make: DIY tent dedicated to highlighting our writers — from Make: Book authors to makezine staffers and editors, both... Read more »

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In celebration of Maker Week, which began with MakerCon and moves like an Arduino-powered steam rocket directly towards Maker Faire Bay Area, all Make ebooks and videos are 50% off through May 19. One of our newest titles takes the ordinary magic of electronics and the new magic of sensors... Read more »

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