GeekDad’s Maker’s Notebook review

GeekDad’s Maker’s Notebook review

The fine fellows at GeekDad wrote a lovely review of the Maker’s Notebook. Here are some excerpts:

The front and back cover are pure cyan with a white dashed grid — basically, a canvas for your creativity (see photo). Maybe you want to color-code the covers by topic or date, maybe you just want to make it pretty. In any case, you can customize your notebook like it was a Guitar Hero controller: the Maker’s Notebook comes with tons of stickers to help you personalize it.

In classic composition book tradition it has reference charts in the back. But forget kiddie helpers like multiplication tables and classroom reminders. This is grownup stuff: it is a section of handy reference material for makers, hackers, tinkerers and scientists. A multimeter how-to, sewing needles, LEDs. Can’t remember Asimov’s Laws of Robotics? It’s in there. Need a Morse Code chart? Got it. There are twenty pages of this reference material. The book even has a bookmark ribbon and comes with a giant rubber band to help keep it closed….

…Your thoughts are important; treat them that way.

GeekDad Review: Maker’s Notebook Justifies Its Price


In the Maker Shed:

Pick up The Maker’s Notebook ($19.99) for all your ideas, diagrams, patterns, and great references in the back.

2 thoughts on “GeekDad’s Maker’s Notebook review

  1. Kelt says:

    Really, does this not defeat the ideal of Make?
    If you want the reference, look to the left of the register at the hardware store when next you are there for a project. “POCKET REF” second edition. Seriously. Tape it to a notebook you stole from your least favorite 5th Grader. Make your Make notebook .

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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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