It’s MAKEcation time, 2010!

It’s MAKEcation time, 2010!


MakerDan34 and his family work on their trebuchet, on last year’s MAKEcation

It’s summertime, and that means packing up the car, the kids, and the family goat, and hitting the open road for some good ol’ Griswold family-style vacation time. Or not. You might be staying home this year. You’ll certainly likely be home for part of the summer, and that means plenty of free time with the kids (maybe more than you bargained for), a great opportunity to do something fun, something meaningful, something DIY! We call such summertime activity a MAKEcation (a productive, project-oriented answer to the so-called “staycation.”)

Taking a MAKEcation this year? We’d love to hear about it. Send use your MAKEcation plans, or better yet, documentation of your MAKEcation, and we’ll consider posting them to the site. And if we do, we’ll send you some MAKE swag.

We have MAKEcation plans. Over the course of the next quarter, we’ve got contests, project videos, and guest authors in the works. Here’s to a fun, creative, and educational summer!

The Hoefer families Great Chair MAKEcation challenge

Browse all of last year’s MAKEcation coverage on MAKE.

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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. His free weekly-ish maker tips newsletter can be found at

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