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It’s tonight! Our holiday episode features some fun project ideas for this festive time of year, and we’ll give away some seriously cheerful electronics prizes to live viewers in the chat from Digi-Key:

Make: Live 22: Holiday Giveaway
Wednesday December 14, 9pm ET/6pm PT
Watch at makezine.com/live or on UStream
Please join us in the UStream chat or mark tweets with #makelive to interact live with the show.

More guest info after the jump.


Episode 22 features the lovely and talented:

Ben Light – Paper Star Lanterns

Learn to cut and fold your own paper star lantern from a simple paper office folder. These mini paper stars fit onto your Christmas lights to create a strand of festive glowing stars.

Bona Kim – Dance Party Twinkle Skirt

This LED-enhanced skirt uses an accelerometer to light up brighter the more vigorously you dance– perfect for holiday parties.

Hack Pittsburgh – Cheer Lights

Learn about a global network of Christmas lights controlled via Twitter.

Johngineer – Brass Rocking Horse

John M. De Cristofaro checks in to show and tell with his brass rocking horse ornament, made last year for his mom from brass hobby stock in his garage.

Matt Richardson – Lonely Christmas Tree

Matt debuts his latest tutorial video– it’s an internet-connected Christmas tree that lights up when you send it holiday emails. The tree will even be listening for cheer live in the chat, so stop by and watch it light up with your holiday greetings.

Michael Colombo – Magnetotron

Want to show us your project for an upcoming episode? Upload a video or photos and send a link to live@makezine.com.

Becky Stern

Becky Stern is head of wearable electronics at Adafruit Industries. Her personal site: sternlab.org


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