Computers & Mobile Craft & Design
MAKE on an iPad (sorta)

Pt 2768
In the Apple guide tour videos, you can see that the person using the iPad has MAKE magazine bookmarked! I haven’t seen an iPad in person, but tablets are interesting to think about when it comes to portable computing. I’m really looking forward to hacking an iPad. When the iPhone came out, jailbreaking and doing all the things we weren’t supposed to was the most fun I’ve had with a phone in recent memory. On that note, I will be laser etching two iPads for a contest this weekend and voiding their warranties — publishing the laser settings, the usual — I’m also a judge for the contest so if you’d like to enter, you know what I like :)

16 thoughts on “MAKE on an iPad (sorta)

  1. I’ve got a couple of entries for the contest. One embarrassing and one awesome. I don’t think my embarrassing entry has much chance (I liked my idea, but it was just a quickie), but i’m extremely happy with my “beautiful” entry, and even if I don’t win, I’ll almost certainly be saving some extra cash to get it put on the iPad I inevitably buy for myself.

    I’ll probably make the illustrator file available in case other people want to do their own, too.

    One thing I wasn’t sure about when sending my entry was whether you’d be using the etchant or not, so I did my mockup with the engraving looking pretty light, but I think it would look even better in black.

    Any word on when the winners will be announced?

  2. @rootyb, cool i will look for your entry when we get to see them all, the contest ends on the 3rd – so i am guessing winners will take about a week to pick

    1. A week? I’ll never make it! Haha, I submitted over a week ago, and the anticipation was killing me even then. ;)

      Ah well, I’ll find something to keep myself busy. Great contest idea, for sure. I had a lot of fun with it.

  3. The real question is, why MAKE digital edition is so platform-locked and unavailable on devices like iPad/iPod/iPhone or Kindle, when O’Reilly books are so open and easy to deal with.  When I buy an O’Reilly digital book, it comes in a variety of formats which I can use anywhere.  But MAKE is not.

  4. The real question is, why MAKE digital edition is so platform-locked and unavailable on devices like iPad/iPod/iPhone or Kindle, when O’Reilly books are so open and easy to deal with.  When I buy an O’Reilly digital book, it comes in a variety of formats which I can use anywhere.  But MAKE is not.

      1. Ditto, I have all of the issues of Make on my iPad, along with Circuit Cellar, Nuts and Volts, and Linux Journal. All but 3 of the files are .PDF’s, the 3 are .EPUB. These have worked fine for me in iTunes & iBook with  my iPad and iPhone for about 2 years that I have owned the IOS devices.

Comments are closed.

Tagged

current: @adafruit - previous: MAKE, popular science, hackaday, engadget, fallon, braincraft ... howtoons, 2600...

View more articles by Phillip Torrone