Month: February 2013

How-To: Easy Letter Embroidery

How-To: Easy Letter Embroidery

Create your own quick, simple letter embroidery templates using Microsoft Word with this easy letter embroidery tutorial!

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Join us for an Editors’ Hangout on Air

Join us for an Editors’ Hangout on Air

It’s still only February, but here at MAKE HQ if feels like spring has sprung. The days are warmer, flowers are blooming, and everything feels new again. Inside the office, there’s a feeling of newness, too. We’re launching a resign of our website. We’ve debuted several new web features. We’re about to send off our newest issue of the magazine to the printer. The lab is building new projects. Maker Faire Bay Area is but a few months away. With that in mind, a gaggle of MAKE editors and engineers will gather today for our monthly editors’ hangout to talk about some of these new initiatives. Join us.

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Maker Pro: Building Community at Scale

Maker Pro: Building Community at Scale

Shared workshops can have a feeling of community. I used to think it was a matter of scale, that the larger groups would have more community. I now realize it’s more a matter of how much people will linger. The more people engage with each other in a workshop, the more likely the sense of […]

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Maker Pro News: Live and Online

Maker Pro News: Live and Online

This month we launched the Maker Pro Newsletter, an e-newsletter aimed at analyzing, educating, and catalyzing emerging business opportunities for makers. In addition to the newsletter, we’re covering the maker pro space with video profiles and live Google+ hangouts on air that explore issues relevant to the professional maker.

Our first hangout featured an interview with MAKE founder and CEO Dale Dougherty and Greg Mader, a consultant for Open ERP, open source resource management software for makers looking to scale up production or produce goods more efficiently. If you missed it, here’s the video.

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How-To: Needle Felted Dalek

How-To: Needle Felted Dalek

When I think of cute and cuddly, a Dalek isn’t exactly the first thing that comes to mind. At least, it wasn’t until I saw this awesome needle felted dalek tutorial!

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Interview with 3Doodler Co-creator Max Bogue

Interview with 3Doodler Co-creator Max Bogue

Peter Dilworth, the other cofounder, was watching one of our Up! 3D Printers do its thing when it made an error. He was kinda miffed about it; he just wanted to take the thing off the platform, fill up the gap, and put it back on. And then he had that “Oh! We can!” moment. That’s when the idea for the 3Doodler was born, and it’s been quite a ride since then.

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