New Year’s resolutions – Maker edition

New Year’s resolutions – Maker edition

I know a lot of people turn their noses up at the idea of making annual resolutions. Personally, I’m a ritualist, and an eternal optimist, so I do it every year, even though the resolutions don’t usually stay resolute for very long. When we went through this exercise here last year, my resolution was to scratch-build a 3-Bicore BEAM walker. Never happened. But I got close, a couple of times, even gathered all the parts, just never seemed to find the time. Too busy writing about other people making stuff.

Time is actually something we’re going to try and make here this year. As you all know, our MAKE “motto” is “technology on your time.” A lot of people complain to us that they have a lot of trouble finding ownership of that time to actually work on projects, and to be organized enough to spend what free time they can find, as efficiently as possible. So time and organization are going to be a couple of the themes we resolve to explore here on Make: Online in 2010.

What are some of your maker resolutions for 2010? Please share with us in the comments.

And Happy New Year!

Above image is of Brian Marshall’s Adopt-a-Bot Robot Band, spotted in the MAKE Flickr pool.

6 thoughts on “New Year’s resolutions – Maker edition

  1. Anonymous says:

    I highly support this and look forward to reading about how people deal with the ever present problem of time for projects in their lives.

  2. Sam Maghsoodloo says:

    My resolution is to get a cnc router together. Probably a contraptor.

  3. GregS says:

    One of my resolutions is to make more stuff, especially electronic stuff. I’ll be very interested to read what you have to say about time and organization, because these are the two things that roadblock me the most.

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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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