Name the next MAKE tool (and win one!)

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*Note: This contest is over, comments are now closed.

Ok gang we have some NEW MAKE tools coming in, actually they’re here now – thing is, we need to name them. If we pick a name you come up with, we’ll send you one – the very first one in fact, hot off the laser etcher!

These are bigger and toolier (is that a word? should be) than our MAKE: warranty voider Leatherman tools, they are the Leatherman “Juice” model… The Juice CS4 tool comes equipped with pliers, regular and hard wire cutters, straight knife, and four screwdrivers-extra small, small, medium/large, and a Phillips. Also features can/bottle opener, corkscrew, serrated scissors, saw and awl.

So we need to name it and then put in the LASER to etch them, post up your suggestion in the comments, here is what we’ve heard before so don’t use these…

  • Big Blue
  • Dream Maker
  • Blueprint Maker
  • Blueprint Builder
  • Builder of Blueprints
  • Open It
  • Make Opener
  • Make Player
  • Make: Play
  • Make: Play Tool
  • “Violator” as in an agreement violator
  • Make HackKnife
  • MakeShift
  • The MacGyver
  • The dismantler

638 thoughts on “Name the next MAKE tool (and win one!)

  1. Either BeetleJuice or BeatleJuice, for sure.

    Justification? Here’s some wiki-age for you:

    “Beetles are a group of insects which have the largest number of species. … [The group] contains more described species than in any other order in the animal kingdom, constituting about twenty-five percent of all known life-forms.”

    The new Maker Tool has more tools than any other tool, no?

    If you go for BeatleJuice, just know you’re using a kick-ass band’s name to describe your tool == yum.

  2. then I would say call it Tinky Winky… because everyone needs a tool called Tinky Winky…

  3. OK, I can’t win, but I can still contribute.

    “Warranty killer”

    “MAKE-A-Ma-Jig”

  4. This could not be any easier. It should be called simply “The Tool” of course.

    Gary

  5. Material Geometry Arbitration Device

    Let’s have just a touch of the legalese that you’re going to ignore using the tool.

  6. Re-Make
    Make-a-mess
    Make anew
    Make again
    Null and Voider
    Voider
    Device Reformer

    That’s All I can think of

  7. Make Army Knife
    Cheddar Army Knife
    Tool Kit
    Drool Tool
    Cool Tool
    Fool Tool
    Cool Fool Tool
    Mule Tule
    Tool Cool for School
    Cool Tool for School

  8. According to Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, a Hooloovoo is a superintelligent shade of the colour blue. Little is known of them, except that one participated in the construction of the starship Heart of Gold.

    I changed the spelling to avoid copyright problems and so it would be easier to fit on the Leatherman.

  9. According to The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, a Hooloovoo is a superintelligent shade of the colour blue. Little is known of them, except that one participated in the construction of the starship Heart of Gold.

    I changed the spelling to avoid copyright and trademark problems. Also, it will be easier to fit on the Leatherman.

  10. How about “Thy Maker” or “Your Maker”?

    It has a nice personal friendly feel, and but still the “meet your maker” undertone (I think people would get that). You could say to that old printer when you pull it out, ‘prepare to meet thy maker’…

    love the blog btw : )

  11. How about “Thy Maker” or “Your Maker”?

    It has a nice personal old time homey feel, but the sinister undertone (eg. when you introduce it to that old printer — “Prepare to meet Thy Maker!”).

  12. Everyone is overthinking (or underthinking) this. Call it Alligator or Alligatr.

    (despite living in Georgia)

  13. Huluvu

    According to The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, a Hooloovoo is a superintelligent shade of the colour blue. Little is known of them, except that one participated in the construction of the starship Heart of Gold.

    I changed the spelling to avoid copyright and trademark problems. Also, it will be easier to fit on the Leatherman.

  14. According to The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, a Hooloovoo is a superintelligent shade of the colour blue. Little is known of them, except that one participated in the construction of the starship Heart of Gold.

    I changed the spelling to avoid copyright and trademark problems. Also, it will be easier to fit on the Leatherman.

  15. OOPS!

    The first time I tried to post I got an error message. When I hit F5, it appeared twice.

  16. Ugh, I just typed in probably twenty different names, and then the blog comment system crapped out on me, and I’m too tired, so I didn’t think to make a local copy before I submitted.

    Grrr…

    Let’s see how many I can remember:

    Athena’s Toolbox
    The Teslanator
    Insulated Edison
    Feature Adder
    Hipster Toolbox
    The Adapt-O-Tron
    The Revampanator
    The Refitter’s Friend
    The Modchine
    Electric Ozone
    Hydra-spanner
    The Screwmaster
    The Enabler
    The Ownership
    …I’m missing several here, but just one more I can recall:
    Engineer in your Pants

  17. “Force Multiplier”

    Like a lever, pulley, gear set, or other simple machine, this tool amplifies your own input making your efforts more effective.

    *And* it has a pun on being a multitool with pliers.

  18. Here’s my last shot at it so here goes:

    Make: security checked
    Make: get out of a pinch tool
    Make: pull a macGyver
    Make: 1001 uses
    Make: compact toolbox
    Make: extreme remover
    Make: macgyver puller

  19. Make: Tool Of Life

    Make: Tool For Life

    and my favorite

    Make: Jaws
    (mostly referring to the pliers)

  20. I like to think a multi-tool as a license for unintended use of other things. Just looking at it brings to mind circumventing tamper-proof cases, clever kludge fixes, and the joy of getting something apart without a manual. Names follow:

    MAKE: Tamper Accomplice
    MAKE: Case Nullifier
    MAKE: Service Manual
    MAKE: Gremlin Extinguisher

  21. I would have suggested MAKE:Gyver, but someone beat me to it. I’ll by one if that’s the chosen name though!!

  22. MAKE: voidable
    Break 2 MAKE:
    it’s voidable
    Just a little tweak
    Little Tweaker
    warranty adjuster
    warranty adjustment tool
    unwarranted
    warranty tweaker
    warranty shifter
    re-engineerer

    Ken

  23. Make:IT

    from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Information_technology

    Information Technology (IT) is a general term that describes any technology that helps to produce, manipulate, store, communicate, and/or disseminate information.

    I thought that name matched the spirit of the Make site, and has the additional meaning of “Make It”.

    or how about

    ModStick

  24. Make:Blue Healer
    for the play off the words heeler and healer

    Or maybe just BlueHeeler for mans best friend.

    Yea, I like the second one better.

  25. Two possible ideas:

    Hephaestus (the greek god of fire and artifice and patron of all craftsman, really a maker’s deity)

    Artifice or MAKE: Artifice (drawn from above)

  26. The God of destruction or change.

    You can give me the Shiva now.

    Some people call it a shiv, I call it a Shiva.

  27. GizReaper or GizmoReaper
    ToolMinator
    The improver
    Gizmo’s nightmare
    Warra-ripper
    GlobeVoider
    Makerpillar
    ThorTool

  28. I think You should go international this time…

    I suggest:

    “El Mago” or just “Mago:” (means the magician both in italian and spanish)

    Maghito (spanish, means the little magician)

    Maghetto (Yo Baby! In italian it means little magician)

    Here they are :-)

    Camillo Miller, from Italy

  29. The Brick
    The Bender
    Make: Mod
    Make: Mods
    Make: Bend
    Make: Bends
    Make: Not
    Make: Nothing
    Make: Trash
    Make: You
    Make: Stuff
    You Make: It

  30. hmm not that im going to win, i never win, but i thout somthing like this “Creator” no idea if it has been used before

  31. Makerman (play on Leatherman)

    Make10 (play on Mac-10) for the 10 *major* functions:
    Pliers
    Wirecutters
    Flat Screwdrivers
    Philips Screwdriver
    Knife
    Saw
    Awl
    Bottle Opener
    Can Opener
    Corkscrew

    Make: M8

    Make: TOY-T (Technology On Your Time)

    Fixit
    Widget

  32. Make: [Juice]
    Interrupter

    Because at some point, probably while making something, I’ll use it to cut a live wire.

    (note: I don’t work with high power. Not anymore. Not since the three-phase transformer fire) (did you know some countries don’t require fire extinguishers? Even when playing with fire?)

  33. blue crab
    callinectes sapidus
    crab
    vishnu
    durga
    coat of arms
    blue collar
    the craw
    buffet
    special purpose
    escape tool
    bleu
    blue martini
    cocktail
    plethora
    el guapo
    handy
    the blue void
    great blue void
    the big blue
    the beast
    old faithful
    make maker
    blue steel

  34. Make: Badass or Make: BADASS
    Make: #BADA55 (should be green, of course)
    Make: Trouble
    Make: Mojo
    Make: Vulcan
    Make: Tesla
    Make: Edison
    Make: One Tool to Rule Them All

  35. I didn’t check to see if anyone else had suggested any of these:

    Enabler
    Henchman
    Minion
    Igor

  36. The Toolbox or The Blue Toolbox (toolbox has more logo possibilities)

    The PocketShop

    Make II

    Make Do (well that is a little negative perhaps)

    /utils or /tools (or make/utils)

    make all (tip of hat to makefiles)
    make.* (make anything)

    Make The Knife (ok, the song is too old I guess!)

    Make Believer

    The Recycler
    The Reducer
    The Redeemer
    The Widow Maker (maybe better for a Make powertool : )

    Make:Deconstructor

    Make-Up Kit

    Toolio

    Regardless of the name, you should mention the corkscrew is there for helping celebrate your project’s success : )

  37. How about the “MAKE: HACK and SLASH” you could even promote is by saying, “It slices, it dices, it hacks, it slashes, it even makes Julian fries… oh wait…

  38. How about the “MAKE: Pocket Bulldozer”? Because when you need to take something really big apart, a bulldozer is always handy. Something smaller? Pocket bulldozer.

    OK, and if you’re obsessed with alliteration, you could go with “Blue Bulldozer.”

    Or if you want to be both cutely annoying and alliterative, the “Bitsy Blue Bulldozer” is guaranteed to raise a little howl of protest (and it even contains an oblique electronics wordplay–“bits”-y). Now I have to go kick my own ass for suggesting this. Man, I need coffee.

  39. Make: warranty cracker
    Make: warranty void collector
    Make: “the can” opener
    Make: modding tool
    Make: Builder
    Make: Creator
    Make: The tool

  40. on the side a large open number One; inside that the word ‘All’.

    All in One.

  41. How about “MAKE: On The Go” or “MAKE: TK” standing for Toolkit. It’s simple, but works.

  42. The Tripple T
    T.T.T

    Make: TTT

    Make: T.T.T

    Make: Tripple T

    Make: 3T

    3
    Make:T

    T
    Make:
    T T

    Sounds cool and could stand for many things
    e.g.
    The Total Tool
    The Total Toolkit
    The Tool Thing
    Tool Tool Tool
    The Tripple T

  43. Make: Shock and Awl
    Make: an ER visit
    Make: the OJ (Juice,knife… Bad joke, I know)
    Make: unHandyman Tool
    Make: requiring stitches since 2005
    Make: Paperweight (since a Maker would have a useful paperweight)
    Let’s MAKE Two (tip o the hat to Ernie Banks)
    The MAKE Forgery

  44. I have a couple ideas:

    Make@your own risk

    Make:Smurf (remember from the cartoon – the word Smurf can mean anything – and it is blue!)

    Don’t consume,MAKE

  45. How about….

    Trouser Tool or
    MAKE: Trouser Tool

    Other Ideas:
    Nut Pincher
    Dangler Danger
    Nut Nullifier
    Warranty Killer
    What Warranty?
    Darth Voider

  46. Suggestion: Avoid names that refer to the tool being blue in case you want to make the tool in other colors some day.

    My name idea: The Make Warranty Nullifier. It’s like a Make Warranty Voider, but more so!

  47. It’s already called the “Juice” so why not take it one step further and call it the Make:Juicer as it helps you squeeze every last ounce of usefulness out of your projects.

  48. Make:MyDay (Go Ahead)

    Eviscerator
    Liberator
    Demystifier
    Elucidater
    Clarifier
    Deobfuscator
    D-obfusk8r
    =izer
    Equalizer

    UnMake
    Tool
    Toolie
    Thingamajig
    Thingamabob
    Whatchamacallit
    Hoozie-Whatzit
    Whatzit

    Prima Facie
    Centurion
    MasterKey
    Enigma
    Linchpin
    Maker’s Mark
    IThinkICan…
    iCan
    It
    Nefarious
    Hacker Scalpel
    MAKEnifier
    MAKEnificent
    Universal Solvent
    Jimmy
    The RealKeeper
    Hacker Therapy
    kitchen sink
    benevolent winnower
    the nullifier

    I saw and liked iMake, PieceMaker, Das ÃœberMAKE and MAKE:Gyver

  49. E = M C(made)
    with the (made) as a superscript.

    I have to admit that I also like the previous “Piece Maker” suggestion.

  50. Make: Surgeon
    Make: Rube (As in Goldberg)
    Make: Thingy
    Make: TinMan
    Make: KitchenSink
    Make: Void
    Make: ToolKing
    Make: Sonic

  51. You only need two tools for a great project –

    1. Duct tape to put stuff together, once you’re done using..

    2. Un-Duct Tape to take stuff apart

    In the same vein, it could be a “Sanity Separator” to go along with Crazy Glue.

  52. You only need two tools for a great project –

    1. Duct tape to put stuff together, once you’re done using..

    2. Un-Duct Tape to take stuff apart

    In the same vein, it could be a “Sanity Separator” to go along with Crazy Glue.

  53. The Fixation
    slogan would be
    “If it ain’t broke: The Fixation”

    Make Apart

    Open Sesame

    Make Me One With Everything (ok, from the Dalai Lama’s hot dog joke)

    Make the Ripper

    Make Or Break

    Daddy (as in, who’s your Daddy?)

    The Reverse Engineer

    The Great Leveler

    The Ownimator

    The Kaboodle
    slogan: For those who don’t have everything.

    Btw, I always put three small super magnets in the clip of my leatherman – I can store it on the swinging light, it is magnetized and can magnetize another tool easily, and I always know where to find a good magnet when I drop a screw etc.

  54. The Over-Achieving Corkscrew

    The Too Many Tool

    The Coveted

    or as my daughter the artist would most likely name it once she got it:

    Precious

  55. Idea #1: Two different engravings, one on each side.

    Make: Constructor and
    Make: Destructor

    That sums up what I do with my Leatherman. It would be even cooler if you could get them made with the two sides in different colors (blue/red).

    Ideas #2+: Regular names.

    Make: EVC (Exploded View Creator)
    Make: Mechanical Spelunker
    Make: Polymath
    Make: Externalizer

  56. Idea #1: Two different engravings, one on each side.

    Make: Constructor and
    Make: Destructor

    That sums up what I do with my Leatherman. It would be even cooler if you could get them made with the two sides in different colors (blue/red).

    Ideas #2+: Regular names.

    Make: EVC (Exploded View Creator)
    Make: Mechanical Spelunker
    Make: Polymath
    Make: Externalizer

  57. Warranty knife
    Warranty tool
    Make: warranty
    Make: busted
    Make: kaput
    Make: good
    Make: nice
    Make: mine
    Making it
    Make: something
    Make: a lot
    Make: plenty
    Make: loads
    Make: repurpose
    Make: new

  58. Getting tons of errors trying to post; hopefully this will eventually get posted exactly once:

    Makeamajig

  59. QC Inspector

    as in Quality Control…

    because if it isn’t good enough (likely)…

    you’ll MAKE it better!

  60. I still don’t see my comment, so I’ll try again.

    Unveiler
    Revealer
    “Reveal Your Secrets”

    the last is courtesy of Professor Snape.

  61. QC Inspector

    as in “Quality Control”.

    Because if it isn’t good enough (likely),

    you’ll MAKE it better!

  62. Lets call it

    MAKE: 3B

    — Bigger Better Badder —

    MAKE: Discovery -or- Discoveries

    Pocket Destruction

    thats all i have today!!!

    oh wait — one more

    is that a juice in your pocket or are you happy to see me!!!

  63. ReMakeR
    Hardware Remaker
    Hardware Modifier
    Hardware Alterer
    Bodger
    Tweaker
    Fiddler
    Tinkerer

  64. Make:Twitch
    Make:Agile
    Make:Field Engineer
    Make:Rigg
    Make:Rigger
    Make:Outfit
    Make:Render
    Make:Unmakr
    Make:Un-Made
    Make:Un-Maker
    Make:FET (Field Engineers Tool)
    Make:FETT (Field Engineering Teardown Tool)
    Make:FERT (Field Engineering and Repair Tool)
    Make:FART (Field Appliance Repair Tool)
    Make:CERT (Critical Engineering Response Tool)
    Make:OOPS (Opening Operations, Pliers and Saw)
    Make:CUTR
    Make:GITRDUN
    Make:FAOTAH (Forgot All Other Tools At Home)
    Make:SHTF

  65. I’ve seen “tweaker” already, but this is obviously not the Little Tweaker, it’s the:

    Grand Tweaker

    Or, in the tradition of so many case labels that I have ripped through:

    User Serviceable Parts

  66. I really think it should be called the Officer (or maybe Officr if you are like that). The reason is that in the Swiss Army, you have to be of officers rank to get a corkscrew on your issue knife!

  67. Product Revisor

    DMCA Circumventor

    Case Opener

    Case Breaker

    EULA Eliminator

    OEM Enemy

    Manufacturer’s Nemesis

    Happy Hardware Hacker

  68. Product Revisor

    DMCA Circumventor

    EULA Eliminator

    Case Opener

    Case Breaker

    OEM Enemy

    Manufacturer’s Nemesis

    Happy Hardware Hacker

  69. MiT, Make it Tool
    Bluey or ka Bluey
    Mpt14 , Make pocket tool 14 (14 tools in one )
    Mt14 (-pocket)
    Mt (Make tool)
    MT3 (3rd Make Tool)
    MuM ,Make unMake
    Make-O-Matic, MoM
    Make “My Day”
    Make Do it “DoIt”

  70. I don’t think these have been suggested.

    Make: Dorm Room Toolbox
    Make: Jewel of the Toolbox
    Make: Your New Best Friend
    Make: Who Needs Help?
    Make: Help is for Wimps
    Make: I Can Do That
    Make: I’ll Do It
    Make: I Can Take It

    I also really liked SteveNJ’s earlier post of “Cool Tool for School.” Nicely done.

  71. Make Apartner
    slogan: It takes a partner to Make.

    Katrina

    Pocket Katrina

    Pocket B-29

    The Splitist (a communist word for people not happy with the status quo : )

    The Surgeon
    slogan: For truly extreme makeovers, call on the surgeon.

    Extreme Makeover Toolkit

    The Grim Maker

    The Separatist

    Gadget Cleaver
    slogan: You can’t have too much cleavage.

    The Gadget Grenade
    slogan: Takes you beyond the point of the no return policy.

    Reductio Ad Absurdum

    The Grave Robber
    slogan: For those who need to dig deeper.

    Junkyard Dog

    Jaws of Rebirth

  72. From my feeble attempts at translation:

    MAKE: Manus Operandi (hand operation)

    MAKE: Ferramentum Utilis (useful tool made of iron)

  73. Make: Bigger Hammer
    Make: Subtlety
    Make: Implement of Creation
    Make: Implement of Destruction
    Make: Implement of Invention
    Make: Implement of Innovation

  74. the toolbox

    the solution

    the answer

    MAKE:OSK (oh shit kit) (from Bre Pettis DIY survival talk)

    MAKE:DIY

    MAKE: MultiPlier

    MAKE do

    MAKE: Tool up

    Tool and die

    IRL Photoshop

    IRL CAD

  75. Hardware Dissection Tool (or Hardware Exploration Tool)
    slogan: Just Add Hammer

    The Regadgetator
    slogan: You can’t keep a good gadget down.

  76. Make: PACKSOCSS – the first initial of primary features:
    P-liers
    A-wl
    C-utter
    K-nife
    S-crewdriver
    O-pener
    C-orkscrew
    S-cissors
    S-aw

    Other possibilities include:

    Make: Inspiration
    Make: Innovator
    Make: Transmogrifier (Word coined by Bill Waterson ~ Calvin & Hobbes)
    Make: Entropy
    Make: De-Maker
    Make: It All
    Make: Murphy
    Make: BTDT (better than duct tape)

  77. Make: PACKSOCSS – the first initial of primary features:
    P-liers
    A-wl
    C-utter
    K-nife
    S-crewdriver
    O-pener
    C-orkscrew
    S-cissors
    S-aw

    Other possibilities include:

    Make: Inspiration
    Make: Innovator
    Make: Transmogrifier (Word coined by Bill Waterson ~ Calvin & Hobbes)
    Make: Entropy
    Make: De-Maker
    Make: It All

  78. Make: Implementor
    (noun, not verb)
    Make: Working End!
    (i.e. ‘The working end of a…’)

  79. Make: FixIt
    “If it ain’t broke you aren’t trying hard enough.”
    “If it ain’t broke you must be working on your spare.”

  80. The Void-O-Matic, it cuts! It pries! It…unscrews things!
    I keep thinking of the Dan Ackroyd sketch from SNL, Super Bass-O-Matic 76…best link I could find:
    http://www.jibjab.com/view/172241

    Or how about SuperVoider – More powerful than a shrink-wrap license! Able to leap warrantees in a single bound!

    Lastly, how about HandMod – Upgrade your hand with the best thing since opposable thumbs!

    I can just see the commercials – “Still using a rock to open electronics cases? [caveman smashing a case with a rock, then looking confused and disappointed with results] Then try our new…”

  81. Since everyone needs a “thingamajig” to have around the house, and since most makers have several, we should call this little guy a:

    “think-a-MAKE-jig”

    in order to differentiate it.

    Variations: think&MAKEjig, thinkaMAKEjig, tinkerMAKEjig.

    -Doc

  82. TechTalon.

    Mr. McTool.

    Pocket full o’ sharp ‘n poky things.

    Compact Robot Neutralizer.

    Blue Unbolter.

    That’s not a corkscrew.

    ‘lil Gouger .

    Utili-Bleed.

    No, you can’t borrow it.

    Pocket tool sandwich.

    Folding robot nightmare.

    Tool Grandpa doesn’t recognize.

    Cybernetic node deactivator.

    No, there’s no toothpick.

    Things with which to poke one’s eye out with.

    Norwegian Army Knife.

    Attention TSA : NOT A WEAPON.

    Guess the hidden tool.

    No User Serviceable Parts Inside, my ass!

    Make: Bustopenator

  83. EKAM

    That’s what you’re supposed to do with this tool right? Take stuff apart and reorder it to suit your needs. I needed a name, so I took the word MAKE apart and reordered it!

  84. I don’t remember seeing these but I might be mistaken:

    Make: Accessible
    Make: User Serviceable

    If not one of my ideas, I vote for one of the following:

    Make: Thing Opener
    MAKR Key
    Your MAKR – as in to meet your maker
    Hack Attack

    Lots of good suggestions here, and a fair bit of truly silly ones. Fun times!

  85. Make:Share,Repeat
    Make:OLD RED
    Make:Tarantula
    Make:Play
    Make:Sesame((as in open sesame)bit of a stretch)
    Make:Ver.2
    Make:RE
    Make:Improve
    Make:Create

  86. An awl? Wine opener? obviously a romantic tool…

    Make:Naked
    Make:Clothing Optional
    Make:Romance
    Make:<3

  87. I love how loose-brained everybody is. And I mean that in a totally positive way…

  88. For “enhancer”…

    That would be “Make:” on one handle, like the older one, and “enhancer” on the other handle.

  89. MAKE-It-or-Break-It Tool
    iMAKE
    iMAKE It
    Bluezilla 2.0
    Bluezilla 2000
    iHack
    iHack It
    Pandora’s Key

  90. spicoli’s old man

    or

    television repairman

    Source: Fast Times at Ridgemont High. Spicoli and L.C. have just waffled L.C.’s brother blue Mustang. L.C. predicts his brother will void his bowels in surprise, kill both of them or do both. Spicoli says “Relax, all right? My old man is a television repairman, he’s got this ultimate set of tools. I can fix it.

    Why: Because everything goes better with a Fast Times at Ridgemont High quote.

  91. spicoli’s old man

    or

    television repairman

    Source: From Fast Times at Ridgemont High. L.C. and Spicoli have just waffled L.C.’s brother’s car. L.C. is freaking out, predicting his brother will either void his bowles in surprise, kill them, or do both. Spicoli turns to hims and says “Relax, all right? My old man is a television repairman, he’s got this ultimate set of tools. I can fix it.”

    Why: because everything goes better with a Fast Times quote.

  92. The RDA Effect
    or
    Make:RDA

    If Ken Burns has his own effect in iMovie, so too should Richard Dean Anderson, Mr. MacGyver himself.

  93. well, i know that my ideas are probably lame, but here goes:
    hackinator
    hacktastic
    hacktool

    in case you’re wondering about the theme, i couldn’t think of anything else

  94. How about a Babylon 5 inspired name.
    Call it “The Great Maker!”.

    You could also use

    Make: IT

    Trouble Maker

    Creator

    The Widget. I’ve always wondered what one looks like

  95. Deep Blue
    Phantom Blue
    Blue Phantom
    Open Sesame
    BMOO (Big Mother Of an Opener)
    BFT-9000 (Big Freakin’ Tool)
    BTM (Better Than a Manual)
    OYICOI (Oh, Yes I Can Open It!)
    WIT-1000 (What’s In There?)

  96. Make: it Now
    Make: Now
    Make: Time Machine
    Maker’s Little Buddy
    Make: #2
    Maker’s Number Two
    Maker’s Little Helper
    Make: Sidekick

  97. OK, I’ll try again

    BiggerHammer – Don’t force it, get a BiggerHammer (TM)

    Mach 6 – In honour of the 6 simple machines. (building blocks of all things mechanical)

  98. Circuit breaker.
    Reverse engineer.
    Electron engineer.
    Simple machine.
    Machine key.
    Eye poker?

    Anything with a joke about “manual” in it is also good stuff.

  99. The pocket toolbox

    The portable toolbox

    The deserted island tool

    The castaway saver

    threat Maker

    exploit finder

  100. Owner (as in, if you can’t open it you don’t own it…)
    KeyMaster
    Dolt
    Thingy
    Prankster
    Transmogrifier (should probably check with Mr. Watterson on that one)
    Freelance/Freelancer
    Hybrid
    Nirvana
    Valhalla
    Loki
    Breadwinner
    Anansi
    Excalibur
    Gretzky (the Great One!)

  101. 1.) Go Go Gadget! (Go Go Gadget Make:….
    …..er….Make: Go Go Gadget ______ (fill in blank with tool being used)

    2.) Make: Loki

    (ie: hand of God………….see. Dogma)

  102. I think it should be called the Delver’s tool.

    A Delver is one that digs in and searches laboriously. I think that this is the essence of Making.

    It is not just about tinkering, it is about digging into an unknown and searching for the truth of the matter. Getting past the corporate labyrinths and finding the treasure within. It is about using what you have to make things better for you.

    The Delvers of the past and Makers of the current live by their wits, talents, and skills. They often make do with what they have at hand. They are jacks-of-all-trades.

    Delvers preferred tools that had multiple uses over specialized tools. This allowed them to maximize their abilities and minimize their encumbrance.

    I see many parallels between Makers and Delvers and I think that creating this link between the two sub cultures would be an excellent way to honor the past, while creating the future.

  103. Thor
    Rube (as in Rube Goldberg)
    ¡Chingon! (someone who can get things done, is a total bad ass and is way cool)

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