Maker’s Notebook released into the wild


The Maker’s Notebook was officially released today. From the O’Reilly Press Release:

Ask tech DIY enthusiasts, backyard scientists, and makers what their ultimate workshop notebook would look like (as the folks over at MAKE magazine did recently) and you’ll get a truckload of ideas, opinions, and preferences. So the MAKE & CRAFT editors and staffers put their heads together. They boiled down all the feedback, crafted a distinctive design, and devised an ideal workshop notebook for makers of all ilks.

The result? The all-new Maker’s Notebook (O’Reilly Media, $19.99). Created for makers, crafters, backyard scientists, inventors, and engineers–actually anyone with a creative bent–the journal comes with engineering graph paper packed between its sturdy electric blue cover. And in true maker style, this notebook is born/designed to be hacked, inside and out.

“Clearly, lots of DIYers dream of designing their own project notebooks. We incorporated as many ideas from this Notebook Braintrust as possible,” explains Gareth Branwyn, a contributing editor to MAKE.

We’ve also created a web page for the Notebook and will be posting Notebook mod projects there, running contests, and posting pictures of users’ Notebooks that they send in. So send us pics of your book and the projects you’re designing in it.

The Notebook is now available in the Maker Shed. The Maker Shed is the only place where, when you buy the book, you also get two sheets of two-color pressure-sensitive stickers and a 1/2″ rubber band closure.

Order yours HERE.


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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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