$100 Maker Shed shopping spree could be yours!

Don’t forget, we’re giving away a $100 Maker Shed gift certificate to our favorite entry in the “Teach Your Family to Solder” MAKEcation challenge. We’re also giving away five additional prizes (your choice of The Best of MAKE or The Best of Instructables) and some Maker’s Notebooks, so be sure to upload your images and videos to Flickr and YouTube and tag them “MAKEcation.”

All the details about the soldering challenge can be found here.

And, to make them more convenient and cheaper, we’ve put together a special bundle of kits (and some other goodies) for the event:

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The MAKEcation learn to solder bundle is a cool collection of all things blinky. All the kits are easy to solder and each one makes a fun blinky piece of hardware. The bundle also includes our Maker’s Notebook and MAKE, Volume 01, which features a great soldering tutorial. Have fun this summer, teach the family to solder, and flash some LEDs!


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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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