Gretchen Giles

Gretchen Giles

Book publicist for Maker Media.

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Who should win the Jack Link's "Hangry Hack-A-Thon" contest? Vote for the maker you think has the most beefed up idea! Read more »


You can get 19 books and special Make: magazine issues with our latest Humble Bundle deal: Bargain electronics ebooks that benefit Maker Ed. Read more »


The National Maker Faire in Washington, DC, is kicking off our Summer of Making. It's not too late to join this Faire! Read more »


Come meet your favorite Makers at Maker Faire Bay Area this weekend. Talks range from 3D printing to fire to Raspberry Pi (and more!). Read more »


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 »

photon string

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 »