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Crazed Holiday Kit-A-Day Giveaway!


We’re so excited to be launching our massive Kit-A-Day Giveaway! To celebrate the release of our latest publication, the Make: Ultimate Kit Guide 2012 (and its companion website), we’re giving away one of the cool kits reviewed in the issue each day during the holiday season. From Arduino and electronics kits to beer-making kits to geeky watch and clock kits to… believe it or not… FIVE free MakerBots! We’re giving away nearly $9,000 of dollars in Maker Shed merchandise!

To be eligible, here’s what you have to do:

  • Go to the current giveaway (announced each morning at 9am PST). On this page, it’ll be the top post.
  • Leave a comment in the current day’s giveaway post (comments left in the announcement post you are now reading are NOT eligible). If you are not registered for commenting, you’ll need to register or you can log in with your Google, Facebook, Twitter, Yahoo or OpenID account.
  • At the end of each day (at 11:59pm PST), we’ll select one respondent at random and contact him/her via email (or the method by which they registered to comment). You’ll have 48 hours to respond. If you enter, make sure to check that login source (eg. your Facebook account) to see if we’ve messaged you.
  • That’s it! No purchase necessary or anything else to do. Please leave only one comment per post. You can enter as many giveaways as you like until you win. The giveaway is for US residents only.

NOTE: The first MakerBot giveaway is over! Please see the latest giveaway here and leave the entry comment in the current giveaway post (the day you are reading this, after 9am PST). You must post your comment in the giveaway post for that day to be eligible.

Spread the word! Tell your friends and family members! Tweet this! And Happy Holidays from MAKE.

See the Kit-A-Day Giveaway landing page for full sweepstakes details and Official Rules.

722 thoughts on “Crazed Holiday Kit-A-Day Giveaway!

  1. “Entries not selected in previous daily drawings will not be eligible for subsequent daily drawings.”
    Wait, so does that mean we can’t enter into one every day?

    1. No,  it means that your comment from a previous day doesn’t carry over. You have to post a new comment in each day’s giveaway post.

      1. Oh, okay I see.  Thank you so much, and I’m glad you’re doing this contest.  I actually was one spot away from winning a makerbot with the instructables toy contest, so I’m pretty excited you guys are giving them away!

  2. Love this idea and hope I win. Bought a mintduino kit at Maker Faire NYC and have enjoyed reading the manual. Kits are the best and easiest way to learn something new “by a book.” A lot of us don’t have access to classes, so kits are the answer for new skills. Thanks for caring.

  3. Kit-A-Day Giveaway: Free MakerBot!  OMG  can’t belive my eyes  I’ve been saveing forever for a MakerBot it so darn hand from the people I seen use it

    1. It’s not their fault. They would have to hire a lawyer just to be sure they were following every countries rules. There are enough rules alone in the states.

  4. Folks, the (first) MakerBot giveaway is over. Today’s giveaway is linked below and you MUST leave your entry comment there (NOT HERE!) to be eligible: http://blog.makezine.com/archive/2011/11/kit-a-day-giveaway-defusable-alarm-clock-kit.html

  5. I really,really,really,really,really,really,really,really,really,really,really,really,really,really,really,
    really,really,really,really,really,really,really,really,really,really,really,really,really,really,really,
    really,really,really,really,really,really,really,really,really,really,really,really,really,really,really,
    want to win!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. I have been wanting to buy a makerbot for ages. I am partly into building my own custom CNC – but still have a long way to go. Once I get the XYZ platform for the cnc working, I was going to build a 2nd and make it into a 3d printer instead…  

  7. Oh that sterling engine reminds me of the hours I spent with grandfather in the basement making projects like a wooden padlock or a telegraph.

  8. Am I a freeloader? I sure am!  at least I can admit it.  Who knows, I just might get something I can share with my niece or nephew…

  9. You know, if you’re having trouble getting the winners to reply (as your latest post indicates) you might think about posting the user’s ID on the main contest page. I mean, I check my spam filters, but if an email were stopped by my ISP, I’d never know.

  10. I have only just discovered this magazine and I would gladly put my name in for a head start towards trying some of the amazing projects I have seen

  11. Awesome – I could really use that.
    Make my drawings really come to life – would make prototyping come to LIFE!
    Imagine the possibilities…

  12. Not to sound too much like an idiot, but I can’t seem to find the current contest page.  I click on the link above that says “current giveaway” and it takes me to a page where the newest posted item is from the day before.  So, today I was excited to try to enter the contest for the 3-D printer, but when I scrolled down I saw that it was yesterday’s post and the comment section was closed. 
    Can anyone help steer me in the right direction?  I checked the Blog, too, but can’t find anything recent.
    Thanks!

    1. Emily, if you check that link now (http://blog.makezine.com/tag/kitaday) today’s giveaway will be there. Each day’s giveaway ends at midnight (PST) and the new day’s giveaway is posted at 9am, so there’s a period where there’s no giveaway. 

      I’ll add something to the post above to clarify this.

      Thanks (and sorry for the confusion)

      1. Thanks for your help.  It might just be something wrong with my computer.  I clicked on the link you provided above and even though it is 10 a.m., the latest kit is from yesterday that was posted at 9 a.m.

        I’ll keep checking.

  13. Today, I did a lot of hand forming of wet leather, some digital painting, and some rock polishing.  This doesn’t count the finishing of some Lichtenberg figures I made in November.  I would love to win a Makerbot since there are so many things I’d do with it….

  14. I love MAKE but this contest is BS. Something is wrong when only 6 of 14 winners are able to claim their prize within the allowed time. Somebody is not getting the message and nobody is going to convince me that the people that entered never read their email to get the notification. Make could and should do a better job of letting the winners know they won. I think the whole thing is a cluster f^@&

  15. I could make so many things with a Makerbot that my wife would lose me to my shop.  I am in my shop all day and a Makebot would mean i would be in there all night to. But I’m still willing to shoe horn it in. 

  16. I want this:  Reinventing Edison: Build Your Own Lightbulb Kit. Well, really, I want anything you are giving away because everything you do rocks. Make, you are so awesome, I want to marry you.  :)

  17. The Kit-A-Day Giveaway is now over and we’re closing the comments here. Thanks to everyone who participated and congrats to all of the winners. Happy Holidays!

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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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