Still life with MAKE gift card

Still life with MAKE gift card

Hacked gift card

If you’re still looking for a great last-minute gift, how about a subscription to MAKE or a gift certificate for the Maker Shed? Better yet, how about a customized version of the gift card or gift certificate? I took one of the gift cards and the DIY Design Electronics Kit and made a sort of still life–the 556 timer fit perfectly into the IC drawn on the gift card.

I got to thinking it might be fun to actually hook all this stuff up so that it works, as you can see below. I think I’m going to need some smaller clips if this is to be freestanding!

Behind a hacked gift card

MAKE Gift Subscription
Maker Shed Gift Certificate
Downloadable MAKE Cards

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I'm a tinkerer and finally reached the point where I fix more things than I break. When I'm not tinkering, I'm probably editing a book for Maker Media.

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