Gretchen Giles

Gretchen Giles

Book publicist for Maker Media.

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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 »

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Three questions for Michael Shiloh, co-author with Massimo Banzi of the new edition of Getting Started with Arduino, available at O’Reilly, Adafruit, and Amazon. What new additions will readers find in this third edition of Getting Started with Arduino? Michael Shiloh: The third edition of Getting Started with Arduino adds two new... Read more »

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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 »