Introducing the Maker’skine

Introducing the Maker’skine


I did a double-take when Collin sent me the link to this Flickr image of a Mini Maker’s Notebook. What the…? It’s one of our pal’s Kent Barnes’ “5 Minute Hacks.” He made a Maker’s Notebook paper book cover for a pocket-size Moleskine. Maybe if we ask real nice, he’ll let us post the PDF so you can Maker-fy your own mini notebooks.


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8 thoughts on “Introducing the Maker’skine

  1. John Park says:

    Too cool! I use a Moleskine that size, I’m gonna have to make a Maker’s Notebook cover for it now.

  2. anachrocomputer says:

    Presumably, this is the squared paper version of the Moleskine?

  3. Kent KB says:

    Thank you for the post Gareth….

    I was thinking of “5 Minute Hacks” as something we all do every day, you know quick fixes and problem solving in real time.
    With a proper printer I would do this on plastic and glue it on, but, I wanted to do it Fast and Dirty!
    I use all the size’s of Moleskine though this is my Fave:
    5.5″ x 3.5
    To tell you the truth, anachrocomputer, this one was a Storyboard type, more of an Idea book than scale drawing book.
    It fits my back pocket too!

  4. person man says:

    A piece of paper folded around a freakin overpriced moleskine? You mean you don’t bind your own notebooks?

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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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