MAKE Newsletter for August 17, 2007
Geek knitting in Europe, reader-submitted biospheres, and our Halloween Special Edition!
Bre continues his European tour of hackers' spaces with a special geek knitting podcast with MAKE pal FBZ. Next up, lots of folks have sent in their versions of the MAKE biosphere from Volume 10, and we've included some here for you to check out. And last but not least, our Halloween Special Edition is ready for pre-order! Keep reading for more details...
Senior Editor, MAKE Magazine
From the MAKE Blog
It's always hard to tell which MAKE project will be the one that lots and lots of folks make and then share, it looks like for volume 10 a lot of makers are going tabletop biosphereing.
Here's one from our labs, over 5 months and going strong! - Link.
Here are a few photos from the Sparks Research Group - Link.
And this one from Cephalopodcast! They also took some nice macro photos - Link. More:
Weekend project, make your own tabletop biosphere - Link.
From the pages of MAKE:
The Tabletop Shrimp Support Module (TSSM) is a fun demonstration of the ecological cycles that keep us alive. MAKE 10 - page 110. Subscribers--read this article now in your digital edition - Link or subscribe to MAKE.
Yah, it's August but we're gearing up for what might be the biggest Halloween contest and maker bonanza in Halloween history... So for now join the DIY Halloween MAKE Flickr photo pool, upload and tag any Halloween photos with "DIYHALLOWEEN" and we'll have lots more information about everything very soon!...Woo! Link.
MAKE: Halloween Special Edition (pre-order!) - Link.
Halloween is the maker holiday - last year our contest had thousands of entries from around the world and this year we decided Halloween was so important for making we would do a Special Edition of MAKE. DIY HALLOWEEN 2007 from the editors of MAKE and CRAFT brings you 40-plus DIY projects for the holiday that's made for makers. From the craftiest costumes to amazing animated props and the latest in computer-controlled haunted house effects, this special issue will include: headless Marie Antoinette costume, mechanical ghosts and ghouls, LED and laser jack-o'-lanterns, creature makeup and blood-spurting wounds, DIY coffins and tombstones, T. Rex rooftopper, flaming LED skulls, kid-tested haunted house tricks, and a special "Ghoulbox" section with Halloween kits, tools, and gadgets. Plus demonic decorations, hideous party snacks, and profiles of extraordinary makers and their creepy crafts. You can pre-order the special edition of MAKE here @ the Maker store only $9.99! - Link.
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