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November is Maker Hobbies month!


A FPV (First Person View) vision system installed in an R/C model plane

Since we’re all a bunch of overgrown geeky kids here at MAKE, we’re thrilled to announce that November is Maker Hobbies month! We’re not tremendously comfortable with the idea of limiting what constitutes a “maker hobby,” since a maker can be anybody who’s enthusiastic about any type of DIY and exploring any form of “technology on your time.” But at the same time, there are undeniably certain hobbies that are far more prevalent amongst our readership. They include hobby robots, Legos, SF and fantasy miniatures and tabletop gaming, cosplay, scale modeling, model rockets, R/C vehicles, model trains. And cooking and homebrewing.

So we’ll be covering all this in the coming month. And, we want to hear about your hobbies. What do you like to do to relax, express your creativity and show off your technical prowess, and to reconnect with your inner adolescent? Let us know in the comments below. And, if you have a hobby you’re passionate about that you might like to share in a post, especially if it’s something unique that doesn’t get a lot of ink and electrons, drop us a line and we can talk about it.

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Gareth Branwyn is a freelance writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor to Boing Boing, Wink Books, and Wink Fun. And he has a new best-of writing collection and “lazy man’s memoir,” called Borg Like Me.

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