MAKE Newsletter for October 12, 2007
Maker Faire Austin time travel video with Baron Von PT and Brebot, 3K MAKE Flickr Pool members, and DIY Halloween Contest
So much is going on in the next 20 days! First up we have our Maker Faire video for Maker Faire Austin 2007. Bre(bot) in the past traveled to the future to get a gander of what tomorrow's future is today. Sounds confusing, but the video makes perfect sense :)
Next up: our MAKE Flickr pool reached 3,000 members with over 16,000 photos. Take a look and add your projects today.
And speaking of that, check out the MAKE "DIY Halloween" prizes, contests, and more. Last year we had over 2,000 entries--we expect this year to be even scarier!!
Read on for more!
From the MAKE Blog
Baron Von PT and the Brebot travel forward in time to gander the FUTURE and the future is Maker Faire Austin - October 20-21, 2007 where branes colide! View the video (above) get it as a MP4 or just subscribe via iTunes! What's Maker Faire? Glad you asked! two-day, family-friendly event that celebrates arts, crafts, engineering, science projects and the Do-It-Yourself (DIY) mindset, including Swap-O-Rama-Rama, the King of Fling Catapult Competition, and Edible Austin's DIY Food - Link. When: October 20-21, 2007 Were: at Travis County Expo Center, 7311 Decker Lane, Austin, Texas. Hours: Saturday 10am-6pm and Sunday 10am-5pm. Get your tickets now! - Link.
Vrgoy alerted us that we've hit another milestone for MAKE, we now have over 3,000 members in the MAKE Flickr photo pool Link AND over 16,000 photos!
Here's the first round of prizes for the DIY Halloween contest--we'll post more as we update them!
Grand prize: We'll pick one lucky DIY Halloween maker and bring you out to Maker Faire (Bay Area, CA) in 2008! A 2 night hotel stay near the event and round trip airfare is included! You'll be our special guest at Maker Faire - we might ask you to bring your costume, gadget, etc...
Hack-o'-Lantern contest: 5 winners total! Each winner will receive a "MAKE warranty voider" or a "MAKE bomb defuser" Leatherman tool.
Costume contest: 5 winners total! Each winner will receive a "DIY" laptop bag by Skooba and year one (or year two) of MAKE!
Decorations, Haunted house, gadgets, and more contest: 3 winners total! Each winner will receive a MAKE controller kit.
Food contest: 5 winners total! Each winner will receive year one of CRAFT (4 volumes) a Sushi wallet kit.
Trick-or-Treat contest: 10 winners total! Each winner will receive a MAKE Pocket Ref.
But wait, there's more! All winners will also receive a special edition MAKE Halloween issue! Stay tuned, there are more prizes coming in from our friends at Instructables and Popular Science we'll post the complete list shortly -- it's definitely worth your efforts this year to enter the contests! So get started and enter the DIY Halloween contest soon!