Best of MAKE: Maker Shed Top 10

Best of MAKE: Maker Shed Top 10

It’s been a big year here at the Maker Shed. This has been our best year on record and we’ve shipped thousands of orders to makers all over the world! Ever wonder what our top products are? Below are the Top 10 items shipped from the Maker Shed in 2011.


Make: Electronics Components Pack 2 – The second component pack from the wildly popular Make: Electronics series has all the parts you need to complete chapters 3 & 4 in Make Electronics.


Make: Electronics – This wonderfully written book by author Charles Platt takes the mystery out of electronics and teaches you in a fun, experimental way. It’s the perfect way to get started in electronics, even if you have no idea what a resistor is!


Minty Boost USB Charger Kit – This handy charger gives your power hungry gadgets a much needed boost. It’s simple, small, incredibly useful, and it fits into a mint tin!


Make: Electronics Components Pack 1 – The first component pack in the Make: Electronics series. It includes everything you need to complete the experiments from chapters 1 & 2 of Make: Electronics. We’ve spend countless hours sourcing these components so you don’t have to!


Learn to Solder Skill Badge Kit – Thousands of people learn to solder at Maker Faires all over the country using this kit. It’s simple, fun, and teaches you the basics of soldering. Plus, it’s flashy and you get to tell everyone who sees it that you made it yourself!


Mintronics Survival Pack – This handy components collection is perfect for prototyping on the go or for a quick electronics fix. It contains over 60 components all packaged in a mint tin, ready to help out at a moment’s notice.


MakerShield Kit – Our #1 top selling Arduino Shield, this is what we consider to be the best prototyping shield available for both the Arduino and Netduino. It’s selectable for 5 or 3.3 volts, has 2 LEDs, a potentiometer, a user definable button, a reset button, ICSP headers, and plenty of prototyping space so you can solder your own circuits or use a mini-breadboard (sold separately.)


Deluxe Breadboard Jumper Wires – Whether you use them with breadboards or plug them directly into your microcontroller, you can never have too many jumper wires! These wires are extra flexible and have smooth, round ends so they slide perfectly into breadboards or headers.


Getting Started with Arduino V3.0 – The name says it all. This kit contains everything you need to learn the basics of Arduino. It contains everything you need to follow along with the examples in Massimo Banzi’s Getting Started with Arduino, 2nd Edition book (not included.) It’s the perfect way to get started with Arduino!


Arduino Uno – No surprise here! The Arduino is the absolute Maker Shed best seller. This little microcontroller has taken the world by storm for good reason; it’s easy to use, has an incredible community, and can be used for everything from blinking LEDs to controlling fuel injection systems. It’s like the Little Engine that Could… if the Little Engine were a microcontroller.

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I am the Evangelist for the Maker Shed. It seems that there is no limit to my making interests. I'm a tinkerer at heart and have a passion for solving problems and figuring out how things work. When not working for Make I can be found falling off my unicycle, running in adverse weather conditions, skiing down the nearest hill, restoring vintage motorcycles, or working on my car.

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