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Last year, I took a friend to her first Maker Faire. We walked around looking at projects and exhibits, and she had a question for me: “Why?” She was impressed by what she saw, but really curious about the motivation behind it. Why do makers make?

AnnMarie Thomas

AnnMarie Thomas, mother of two young makers, is the executive director of the Maker Education Initiative (makered.org).


MAKE V33 high Making Makers: Why Make?

MAKE Volume 33 features our special Software for Makers section covering apps for circuit board design, 3D design and printing, microcontrollers, and programming for kids. Also, meet our new Arduino-powered Rovera robot and get started with Raspberry Pi. As usual, you’ll also find fascinating makers inside, like the maniacs on our cover, the hackers behind the popular Power Racing Series events at Maker Faire.

Try your hand at 22 great DIY projects, like the Optical Tremolo guitar effects box, "Panjolele" cake-pan ukelele, Wii Nunchuk Mouse, CNC joinery tricks, treat-dispensing cat scratching post, laser-cut flexing wooden books, sake brewing, growing incredibly hot “ghost chili” peppers, and much more.

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