Element14's MAKE Magazine Giveaway

The element14 MAKE Magazine Giveaway

Our friends at element14 have graciously agreed to give away TEN one-year subscriptions to MAKE magazine in a giveaway here on the Make: Arduino page. That’s four rich, delicious quarterly print issues of MAKE, each chalk full of DIY project goodness. Each subscriptions is a $35 value.

To be eligible for one of these subs, all you have to do is tell us in the comments below what you’d hope to learn from the magazine — what skills or specific projects would you hope to see? That’s it. Leave a comment, and you’re eligible!

The eligible commenting period will last until this Friday (5/6) at 11:59pm PDT. The winners will be announced on Monday AM (don’t forget to check back here to see if you’ve won!).

UPDATE: And the winners are….

Kevin DeWitt
Mike Nereson
Robbie Pitts
Akkana Peck
Margret Treiber
Ulrika Anderson
Gary Marriott
Ben Phipps

Congrats to all of you. Please email us the mailing address where you want your subscription sent (and tell us if this is an addition to an existing subscription).

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231 thoughts on “Element14's MAKE Magazine Giveaway

  1. Jonathan Cruce says:

    I’d love to see some how-tos on getting professional-looking results in a Make. It’s okay having a hacked-together piece as a proof-of-concept, but so many projects don’t get past that stage just because (for me) I don’t have the knowledge of how to make a square hole in plastic (for example) look like something other than a scratchy melty mess…

  2. Tim Clark says:

    Our subscription ran out and the kids and I miss looking through it for project ideas!! More Rocket Hacks please!

  3. Taylor says:

    I would love to see some projects made completely out of paper/cardboard. It’s such a ubiquitous material that everyone has at the read and it has so much potential. So, some papercraft projects would be awesome. And if papercraft objects were somehow combined with an arduino…?

  4. Ulrika Andersson says:

    I would like to see more hacks to consumer electronics and kitchen/cleaning equipment. It’s when we address our own equipment that we start to really take charge of the technology in our daily lives, and changing/hacking the equipment we use daily, can be the first step to coming up with our own solutions for everyday situations.

  5. Bryan Currey says:

    What I hope to learn ? How could I possibly comment on that ?!?! One of the BEST parts of Make is that you never know WHAT ideas you’re going to get, or what you’re going to learn ! Just when you think it’s all been done, BANG ! another cool project you wish YOU had thought of !!!

  6. Jess Hires says:

    I’ve been wanting a subscription for a while! I mostly love the electronics hacks, especially ones dealing with Arduino and AVR micro-controllers. The weekend projects are always fun, too! :)

  7. Robbie Pitts says:

    I love to learn more about electronics and microcontrollers. Make vol. 4 and 9 were instrumental in getting me started on the path. Even volume 1 with Mr. Bunny with the Light stick a go go article, even though it was written well over my head at the time, was helpful in my quest for knowledge.

  8. Robbie Pitts says:

    I love to learn more about electronics and microcontrollers. Make vol. 4 and 9 were instrumental in getting me started on the path. Even volume 1 with Mr. Bunny with the Light stick a go go article, even though it was written well over my head at the time, was helpful in my quest for knowledge.

  9. Mark Allen says:

    I hope to learn enough electronics to be able to intelligently make use of an Arduino.

  10. Mike Nereson says:

    I’m interested in DIY garden projects. I want to be more self sustainable so I am getting into gardening this year. Also , pallets are easy to come by. I love seeing ways to reuse and give new life to pallets.

  11. Mike Nereson says:

    I’m interested in DIY garden projects. I want to be more self sustainable so I am getting into gardening this year. Also , pallets are easy to come by. I love seeing ways to reuse and give new life to pallets.

  12. Mike Nereson says:

    I’m interested in DIY garden projects. I want to be more self sustainable so I am getting into gardening this year. Also , pallets are easy to come by. I love seeing ways to reuse and give new life to pallets.

  13. Mike Nereson says:

    I’m interested in DIY garden projects. I want to be more self sustainable so I am getting into gardening this year. Also , pallets are easy to come by. I love seeing ways to reuse and give new life to pallets.

  14. Mike Nereson says:

    I’m interested in DIY garden projects. I want to be more self sustainable so I am getting into gardening this year. Also , pallets are easy to come by. I love seeing ways to reuse and give new life to pallets.

  15. Paul Kim says:

    I’d like to learn about weekend projects I can do w/my two young sons so they can learn to be makers for life.

  16. Paul Kim says:

    I’d like to learn about weekend projects I can do w/my two young sons so they can learn to be makers for life.

  17. Paul Kim says:

    I’d like to learn about weekend projects I can do w/my two young sons so they can learn to be makers for life.

  18. Paul Kim says:

    I’d like to learn about weekend projects I can do w/my two young sons so they can learn to be makers for life.

  19. Paul Kim says:

    I’d like to learn about weekend projects I can do w/my two young sons so they can learn to be makers for life.

  20. Anonymous says:

    I would love to see more articles about making music and musical instruments. I’m still searching for a good cigar box to make a guitar (or maybe bass!) out of.

  21. Anonymous says:

    I would love to see more articles about making music and musical instruments. I’m still searching for a good cigar box to make a guitar (or maybe bass!) out of.

  22. Gary Marriott says:

    I would love to see an article or two on making your own astronomical instruments, possibly even including the optics. I have in my time found great enjoyment in being able, with only 18th Century technology, to grind telescope optics to accuracies better than 1/8th Wavelength of visible light.

    You know, if I get a subscription it might even spur me into writing an article or two myself to allow anyone to make their own telescopes.

  23. Anonymous says:

    I love designing and building projects with my teenage children. We love electronics, woodworking, and crafts, and lately are embarking on welding. We can use all the guidance we can get, and MAKE Magazine would be a big part of that.

  24. T'Saavik says:

    I want to learn more about intermediate level electronics.

  25. IronicNet says:

    I would love to see some mechanicals things easy to do,without requiring a lot of tools or stuff.
    Also try to do some Cheap projects or easy projects that doesn’t require a Radioshack ! (We don’t have those in Argentina)

  26. Michael Leger says:

    I hope the magazine would make me a better dad

  27. Bruce Dillahunty says:

    Great magazine… would love a copy!

    Thanks for all your “stuff” – very inspiring.

  28. Chad Smith says:

    I am interested in any projects that my son’s and I can create together

  29. Anonymous says:

    Robot building with my kids –

    Welcome Robot Overlords!!!

  30. L. Brian Woodroof says:

    I appreciate the way that the articles cause you to look differently at everything, showing you different ways to approach “problems”. Regardless of the article topic, the methodology used is beneficial to understand, helping to expand the creative juices of the reader in a way that they can apply it to their own projects. I would love to be able to access this in a printed format, easily referenced when the creative bug bites.

  31. Luke Renaud says:

    I hope to gain more insight into HF system design and analysis.

  32. Sarah Campbell says:

    I just bought my first house after three years of searching. It is a great house but it needs a bit of work. Make magazine would give me invaluable tips and in sites into how I could fix up my house myself and deck it out with awesomeness.

  33. FaberUna says:

    Would love to build my own set of speakers.

  34. Anonymous says:

    I am hoping to learn cool, new tricks with common things laying around my house.

  35. Laura Baran says:

    I’d like to find some great projects to do with my son. He’s all about real world applications of science & tech.

  36. Anonymous says:

    I am always looking for inexpensive projects that kids can make that will get them interested in STEM (Science Technology Engineering Math) careers.

  37. Ashley Little says:

    I want to put some miles on my Black & Decker drill! So far I’ve only used it to install shelves. Boring!

  38. Bryan says:

    I like projects that involve soldering or even making my own PCB’s. As a ham radio operator I’m always on the lookout for projects that might have a radio related aspect and can provide an opportunity to hone my electronics skills.

  39. Eric says:

    I’m hoping to get new ideas on how to use all these big piles of ‘useful’ parts I’ve pulled from things otherwise going in the trash.

  40. T W says:

    I already have a make subscription but I would like one for a friend or for a school.

  41. Brian Dutill says:

    I hope to see some garden specific MAKEs to help with growing fresh food.

  42. Michael says:

    Always looking for ideas to help our Boy Scouts with various merit badges – the newly added Robotics Merit Badge is a perfect fit with a lot of Make’s contents, but Make also covers ideas that could help in a slew of other merit badges.

  43. huehunguy says:

    Personally, I hope to pick up some knowledge of small electronics (i.e., Arduino) in order to augment and/or automate my wood shop projects.

    Some home appliance repair skills have proven to be a money saver for me. I’ve managed to repair my malfunctioning fridge, dryer, and even my furnace, for next to nothing. I think it would be great to see these skills featured in Make.

  44. Joseph says:

    Would love to learn how to make some electronics for use in photography.

  45. Joseph says:

    Would love to learn how to make some electronics for use in photography.

  46. Mitchell Evans says:

    I have a subscription, but my son’s middle school has greatly benefited from articles in the past issues. I thought giving their science program a one year subscription would encourage it even more. They have a fantastic staff that do a lot of hands-on projects with the kids, including a solar oven and compressed-air rocket so far this year.

  47. Mitchell Evans says:

    I have a subscription, but my son’s middle school has greatly benefited from articles in the past issues. I thought giving their science program a one year subscription would encourage it even more. They have a fantastic staff that do a lot of hands-on projects with the kids, including a solar oven and compressed-air rocket so far this year.

  48. Anonymous says:

    I’ve built many things out of Make in the past. I just want to learn how to make more cool stuff!

  49. undeded says:

    I would love a subscription to help me learn more about robotics and Arduinos to make a robotic lawn mower among other things.

  50. Alex Martinez says:

    The internet randomly brought me to Make.com / Make.com showed me what Arduino was. / Im hoping this Magazines help me continue this “loop” of events so that I can finally find out what it’s all about.

  51. Yorgie Yorgenson says:

    Give a man a fish, and he’ll never buy a fishing license. Give a man a subscription, and he’ll buy stuff from your advertisers.

  52. The Reuseum says:

    I will add to my existing Make magazine library and keep them on display proudly them at my shop, where people may look through them in order to find projects to enlighten their minds.

  53. Kevin Dougherty says:

    I would like to see content on detailed circuit design to eventually make an Arduino-based home automation system.

  54. Anonymous says:

    I’d love to see some ye ‘olde timey projects… a bit of diy blacksmithing could never hurt.

    I also play a fair bit with simple digital electronics – getting some fresh and interesting project ideas for the Arduino (or pushing into more ‘hardcore’ development boards/chips) would be super cool as well.

  55. John Moellers says:

    I’m really hoping to get more involved in electronics and robotics. A MAKE magazine subscription would be a great way to get started!

  56. openfly says:

    If I won I’d read them then either donate them to the office reading pile or the hackerspace library. Would I learn anything? Probably. Would that benefit mankind? Almost certainly not. However it would be highly entertaining. Actually all of this will probably happen anyways but with the money I’d save from the free subscription I’d totally by a ROCKING ice cream float.

  57. Ignacio C. ✔ says:

    I’ve always been a fan of DIY person, but I am not very confident in my abilitys

  58. kc8bew says:

    I like the contents of Make: but just cannot afford to subscribe. I have used some of the projects for Cub Scouts and family.

  59. Terrible Cab ! says:

    I am a dunce when it comes to electricity. Ohms? Amps? Resistance? This is a subject that I’d really like to understand, ideally through beginner MAKE projects! (tiny robots, hint, hint)

  60. Gregg says:

    It is an interesting idea. I believe I met some of the sponsors at last years fair here in NYC. I could use the subscriptions as it happens.

  61. Ben Rollier says:

    I would love to learn more about this stuff!

  62. mercwrought says:

    i need my own so i can stop borrowing my friends copies

  63. starturtle1114 says:

    I love to make things & DIY. Ive loved so many of the ideas Ive seen in Make’s Facebook feed and it has inspired me to want to make & craft more. A subscription would be the ultimate tool since I can’t currently afford one. Ive always had an interest in electronics & robotics and the tutorials have been such a help! My favorite bits, I have to admit, are the fan made items and the quick & low cost crafty ideas for making house decor, or fun pop-culture crafts, (the portal egg-cradle is so cute!).

  64. jays0n says:

    I wan’t to read about and complete projects that I can do with my son (5yr old). While there are those in Make from time to time, having more of this type of project outlined would be great.

  65. Anonymous says:

    So much of the MAKE posts are taken straight from the magazines. Since my internet access is a little limited where I live, a MAKE subscription would make continuing my interest in DIY a bit easier.

  66. Steve Strong says:

    I’d love to get a subscription. I’ve been meaning to subscribe, but don’t have the disposable cash. In any case, it would be great brain food for inspiring projects to do with my kids!

  67. Anonymous says:

    I’d hope to learn to actually DO the things I see and think about. Nothing specific, but anything! By reading the “how I got here” and “how tos” of other makers, large and small, I hope to give myself a big kick in the pants and get out there and DO!

    *Disclaimer* DOing make cause nicks, cuts, burns, feelings of accomplishment, eurphoria, and the desire (and ability) to rule the world with hordes of minion robots!

  68. Brandi says:

    I’d enjoy a subscription again (mine just expired but I’m in a bit of a cash flow crisis). As a home owner I’d love to see more about projects like home networking (wired or not; there may be times when a wired network is a more reliable option).

  69. Clay Roe says:

    I’d like to get some tips on remotely monitoring the water level, pH, temp, and water flow rate in my backyard pond.

  70. Anonymous says:

    I would love to see some projects using zigbee/xbee radios.

  71. Anonymous says:

    I would like to learn about Arduino networks (wired or not) and protocals. I am very interested in home control and distributed type arduino systems.

  72. Anonymous says:

    I would like to learn about Arduino networks (wired or not) and protocals. I am very interested in home control and distributed type arduino systems.

  73. Molly Sheffer says:

    I would like more good beginner outdoor projects like the do it yourself longboard and the fruit and vegetable dryer in 26

  74. Anonymous says:

    I’d hope to learn something more about hacking together electronics and some fun experiments/crafting to do with my daughter! :)

  75. Anonymous says:

    I’d hope to learn something more about hacking together electronics and some fun experiments/crafting to do with my daughter! :)

  76. Anonymous says:

    I’d hope to learn something more about hacking together electronics and some fun experiments/crafting to do with my daughter! :)

  77. MakingSociety says:

    I would love to know how to make an Arduino controlled windchime for my garden!

  78. Pat Fitzenberger says:

    I hope to learn more about my Current Arduino GPS tracking collar project for my dog, and how the Arduino Mega runs the current RepRap Mendel.

  79. Gregg Higham says:

    I would enjoy learning more about a great any things including but not limited to electronics in general and arduino and robotics in particular. I would enjoy learning more about metal working and wood working, circuit bending and sustainable farming. I want to learn more about wind and solar power. I would like to learn enough to design, build and market some unique clock ideas I have in mind, some of which would include weather display and other internet available information such as tide, stock ticker and sports ticklers.

  80. Fausto Woelflin says:

    I hope to see projects that are realizable with cheap electronic parts, and that are cool enough to impress kids and teenagers. I plan to open some kind of a hackspace in a specific country of the third world that will be free for kids: I want to give them the chance to get exposed to that kind of knowledge so they might chose go down that road when it’s their time to choose what/if to study.
    Btw, thanks for the chance! =)

  81. Ben Phipps says:

    I look forward to seeing more green projects from alternate energies like a micro controlled reflector array, or an algae reactor and the like!

  82. Chris Krueger says:

    I’d love to pick up some new DIY electronics skills!

  83. Seth Gover says:

    would love to sharpen my budding arduino skills

  84. Kevin DeWitt says:

    I would like to see experimentation using capacitors in the place of rechargeable batteries and charging devices to handle these.
    I would also like discussion of handling the needs of charging and maintaining electric vehicles, as they become more and more popular. How will we need to adapt to longer charging times and long lines at the ‘power plug’?

  85. Patrick Delancy says:

    I have a large home automation project in the early planning phase, and there are a LOT of skills I am looking to pick up. Small construction projects, communications protocols, PCB design and printing, audio and video processing, etc., etc., etc.

  86. Todd Rook says:

    I have an interest in electronics and mechanics. I’m looking forward to building the projects in the magazine and designing some of my own.

  87. Frank Ashcraft says:

    Have been getting into circuitry very much so in the past year. I have been gathering all of the knowledge I can and already have many project ideas that I would love to begin work on. The information I have gathered just from the MAKE Magazine web page has greatly helped light a fire inside of me and inspired me to learn all I can and begin experimenting. I would love to see a wide range of projects ranked in skill level. It would be very nice for a novice such as myself to see projects that can be performed and understood easily, that also have real world applications, while at the same time help build the skills needed to move on to projects that combine skills from the beginner builds. I think that would inspire many who are interested, but haven’t found that one project that really gets them off to a running start.

  88. Loren says:

    I am about subscribe (and if I win a sub then you can add it to the one I will buy) – I want to learn about electronics and even have a sweet idea that includes an activity happening at one location 100 yards away and wirelessly talking to a receiver/home base to display a time/date stamp when that activity happened. Cannot find anyone who did this already…eager to learn how to make it and then make it – so others can use it and even make it better. I just love the environment of MAKERS – but alas live about 2-3 hours from nearest HackerSpace in the Quad-Cities (IL/IA).

    Keep the faith element14 and MAKE.

    Cheers – Loren

  89. Martin Aubrey says:

    hi i am a student/musician/gamer and i would like to receive a subscription to get some computer building ideas and inspiration

  90. Noah Hirsch says:

    I would love to have some easier projects in the magazine. I enjoy reading the publication, but the only project I feel like I have the skills to do is the cigar box guitar (working on it now!). Also, now that Craft is just a blog and no longer a magazine, maybe add some more crafty projects in the magazine some time? Just some suggestions.

  91. Charles says:

    I would love to see a review of basic principles in electronics for working with the Arduino. When do you need a filter cap, and how do you design a circuit around it? How can you use Arduino and a transistor to control a higher voltage source safely? Things of that nature.

    And… at the risk of sounding picky… I’ve never found chalk in MAKE, but I have found it to be chock full of awesomeness!

  92. Jordan Johnsen says:

    I would like to see more things I can do to make my home more efficient, but without using electronics skills I don’t possess.

  93. Anonymous says:

    I just love the magazine, it’s full of crazy ideas

  94. Eric M. Sullenberger says:

    I’ve been subscribed for a year and would love to win a renewal.

  95. Anonymous says:

    A subscription to Make would be a great addition to the gift I’m getting my son. He is turning 12 next month and I am getting him an Arduino starter kit so that we can learn together. I’m hoping to advance my knowledge and get him interested in science and technology at the same time beyond just playing video games. I figure it will be good bonding time too.

    Norbert Davis – Host: Totally Cool Tech Podcast

  96. Anonymous says:

    Would love to have a subscription again but can not afford it. I am self-employed and have had to cut back. Business will pickup eventually. In the mean time, Element14, pick me..pick me !!

  97. Release Me Creations says:

    I would love to learn how to make jewelry and accessories using unconventional items.
    Also, incorporating electronics into jewelry and accessories would be awesome…I’m still trying to master the LED stuff, so more tutorials would be great.
    Thirdly, anything bookbindery, journally-ish

  98. mark zero (Jason) says:

    Oh, gosh, after seeing the recent projects for the Minitron, and buying one and seeing how simple it seemed inside, I wondered, why don’t you make a series where you build a synth from scratch, and teach us the basics of synth/electronic music, from analog to FM to ? (Maybe you have, and I missed it) But otherwise, more basic electronics tutorials! Maybe some basic robot design theory!

  99. Branden says:

    i would love to learn all about DIY projects and electronics MAKE magazine would be the best learning material i could get my hands

  100. Anonymous says:

    I would like to see the use of solar with led projects that can light up one’s landscape or garden. That is a lot brighter than solar lights.

  101. Clara Long says:

    I want to win to give a subscription to my boyfriend who’s amazing implemented ideas include a pixel picture coffee table (different size drill bits) and anatomical correct 3d paper heart sculptures (that one for my birthday). Pick me (him)!

  102. Max Wheeler says:

    I would love a subscription to Make! I need something to do this Summer.

  103. Anonymous says:

    i’ve always meant to subscribe to make but suspected i’d not have the put-it-togetherness to make a project happen. help prove me wrong!

  104. Jason says:

    It’s pretty hard to find Make here in Australia, so it would be awesome to receive a subscription!

  105. Anonymous says:

    i want to build a light brilliant enough to illume my black, black soul!

  106. wilbur lim says:

    I yearn to learn many many new skills in handcrafting, including how to make a D-I-Y portable lamp that is luminescent in the dark and is apposite for reading and doing homework in the night. This will cut down on electricity costs. At the same time I would like to learn more about technology in the magazine. You see, if you want your life to be happy, I think making machineries is de rigueur.

  107. KurtRoedeger says:

    I hope to learn about all the new happenings in the Maker Community.

  108. Mobilediesel says:

    I’d like to see more re-use of components from broken or otherwise disused hardware. I want to learn more about taking all the capacitors, resistors and whatever else off of old motherboards, video card etc.

  109. onesadninja says:

    I’m a big fan of the Make philosophy. I like to read about doing projects that involve electronics, mechanics and model building(using wood, plastic and other maker-friendly materials). So, the skills, ideas and projects that I’m hoping to learn from Make magazine are:
    1. Building circuits using microprocessors(PIC, AVR, Propeller, MSP430…)
    2. Mixing electronics and other make projects (Eg.: Build hobby rockets with an Arduino based launcher)
    3. Reviewing nearby hackerspaces and enrolling in them.
    4. Make it easier for hobbyists to incorporate themselves into the maker culture
    5. Start a column for school students, encouraging them to start Make Clubs and begin building simple projects that they can read in the Make magazine.

  110. Keith Shands says:

    I am exploring how to combine my skills with wood, glass, metal and electronics into a single piece of art/practical device. I think the world needs more of the old world craftsmanship that you can’t find with Wally World/Chinese mass production. I’m not out to copy relics from the past but to bring the quality of a well built artisan product into modern times. Make shows me how to improve my skills and teaches me useful new ones in every issue. I may like the old world style but I take advantage of any modern tool I can. CNC, 3-D printers and Arduino are the next tools I want to master. FYI my weirdest hack so far is an automatic fireworks display controller built with a 12 volt car battery, a water sprinkler timer and picture hanger wire to ignite the cannon fuses on consumer mortar rounds lined up in rows of 2″ PVC. I REALLY needed Arduino back then.

  111. Fightcube says:

    I’m a Maker, I love building things and I would love a subscription to Make.

  112. garyd says:

    I’m into brewing beer. I’d like to see something about what PID is, and how it works, so I can incorporate it into my brewing controller to make better beer ! And other stuff as well, for those who aren’t into making their own beer.

  113. daniel rich says:

    I’d like to learn more about cool arduino projects and then maybe get out and build a few of them

  114. Bob says:

    I’ve always been interested in DIY projects, and am finally trying to teach myself electronics, and a subscription to MAKE would help provide the interesting and cool projects that would make me more likely to stick with it. Add in my penchant for multiple hobbies and MAKE just lines up perfectly.

  115. Jason Struble says:

    My current subscription is almost up… A free renew would be great!

  116. Znook says:

    As I’ve just started with the Arduino I’m trying to learn everything there is regarding the device, so a subscription to Make magazine would be most welcome. Further, with the magazine covering other types of projects I’m sure to glean some great ideas for my future designs.

  117. Nick L says:

    I love the hacker ethic that Make promotes, and I’d love a subscription…

  118. Eric Mozes says:

    A subscription would be great; I’ve been getting into arduino recently, and just generally like building cool new things. I’ve been building computers and custom cases for a while now. I love MAKE magazine, theres always good DIY projects, it gives me good ideas for new things to build and customize and improve. (currently working on building a 3D printer) still don’t have enough money to finish it..
    Eric Mozes

  119. Daniel Kim says:

    I work in the engineering technology department of my university. In spite of many queries, I can’t get the department to subscribe to Make. I have argued that the out-of-the-box and hands-on approach that is promoted by Make and the maker movement are the real source of innovation and creative problem solving that is needed to distinguish our engineering students from those of other universities. In addition, we are part of New Mexico’s Project Lead the Way initiative, and I try to refer our state’s participating teachers to Make and other similar resources. I would donate my issues to my department, if they would properly store and make them available in the student lounge, and be a better resource for our high school and university pre-engineering and engineering students.

  120. Matthew Mucker says:

    I just love all the project ideas that, while I might not build the project myself, provide the spark of inspiration to build a derivative (and, of course, in my opinion, ‘better’) project. That’s what I always hope to find when opening the pages of MAKE.

  121. Anonymous says:

    I made my first go kart at 7 with my brothers and have loved building things ever since. It is the mix of DIY projects that you show I like the best. from cool gadgets, to functional objects. I would love to see remakes of old inventions into the mix if you have not done that yet.

  122. David Demmin says:

    Make always gives me a different way of looking at devices and systems around me. I would like to see more solutions to the needs of developing countries, especially ones that could be turned into a local business.

  123. Catherine Sullivan-Gray says:

    I was recently made aware of MAKE Magazine at a wedding reception. My husband & I were fortunate to be seated with a former Director from ConEdison. Considering we were all engineers & geeks (our friend getting married was from college & is also an engineer/geek,) we found ourselves talking about all of the fun things we like to do on our spare time – make a scale-model tractor for our 6-year-old son, make our chicken-coop solar, make our own heater utilizing our fireplace…..etc. We also began to talk about our children – our son, who at the age of 5 handed us an exploded drawing of a car he wants his father to build for him; our daughter, who at the age of 4, built a scooter out of tinker toys (to scale) down to every detail! The former Director from ConEdison immediately recommended we subscribe to MAKE magazine! He said there would be great projects in there to help us make sure we continued to stimulate our children’s love for technology – and keep us amused as well!
    A subscription would be WONDERFUL to help us keep our minds open to all possibilities, and ensure our children have something to do besides watch tv….
    Cat Gray

  124. Duane Schaub says:

    I love reading the MAKE website and hope to catch the interest of my son and two daughters with the magazine. I would love to make some of the projects and really enjoy creating useful things. All of the kids are very creative and I think this would capture their imagination!

  125. Todd Blackmon says:

    I want to learn it all. Love the Magazine.

  126. JAmes says:

    What wouldn’t I make? What wouldn’t I like to see?

    ANYTHING that you put in the magazine gives me inspiration and I sincerely hope you’ll be around for a long time!

  127. Antonio F Delgado says:

    Hooray! I love MAKE!

  128. AlasdairStuart says:

    Hi:) I’d be interested in learning about wood working. I’ve done a little and I’d really like to learn more, up to and including furniture. Also ANYTHING geeky at all:)

  129. Scott Sullivan ✔ says:

    I want to solder better than a machine and then I’ll accelerate the timeline for the singularity and make us all worthless.

  130. Peter Steiner says:

    My subscription to make will likely be shared amongst every member of Foulab. Actually, I’m not sure that’s a great reason for you guys to choose me.

  131. Tom Petrocelli says:

    I would like to learn more about hardware/electronics, especially Arduino ones, and perhaps some mechanical ones.

  132. Lon Koenig says:

    Looking forward to more fun Arduino projects. And maybe get back into servos and robotics.

  133. Lindsay Levkoff says:

    The best of the Maker community at my fingertips and a back-up plan for running out of toilet paper… option to test diffusion of knowledge in an errrr interesting setting!

  134. Roland says:

    I’d like to see an issue devoted to human prosthetic hardware and/or wetware projects.

  135. Thomas Jungbluth says:

    I would like to have such a magazine here in Germany – but unfortunately there is none.

  136. Ivar Bennemo says:

    Want to learn more about microcontroller programming and hobby robotics!

  137. Kate Lyon says:

    Creating functional kinetic sculpture.

  138. Kuroshi says:

    Hmm…I haven’t done a whole lot with my Arduino yet, and I haven’t yet even gotten a subscription to the magazine! Even so, I buy each addition from whatever bookstore I happen to be near (usually Borders, but my local one closed) whenever they come out. So, I would be interested to see some more Arduino projects! That said, I also love playing with PVC, so maybe some more PVC-related projects would be fun, as well (I still get a blast out of my compressed air rocket.).

  139. Robert Davis says:

    I am looking for practical Arduino projects.

  140. Nick says:

    Cool, I love MAKE :-)

  141. Eric Mattison says:

    I have found the few issues I have read of Make to be eye opening and life changing, inspiring me to complete my first two Arduino projects. A subscription to Make would add fuel to the developmental fire.

  142. madc says:

    I’ll take one.

  143. Scott House says:

    I would like to see more projects dealing with the programming of micro-controllers. Perhaps a series where each lesson builds on itself. Then maybe could find a use for all the cool looking components I see in catalogs.

  144. Ryan Robidou says:

    I love the articles here at Make. Especially the ones about the Arduino and anything to do with taking code and bringing things to life in the physical world. It’s magic.

  145. Gary says:

    I love Make!

  146. Cliff Thompson says:

    It would be great to get my MAKE subscription back, now that I have more of a garage/evil science lab. I’m excited to put some of their bike month mods to work!

  147. Sean Wright says:

    We just closed on a brand new house that we are gutting and I’m allowed to make it as nerdily techy as I want! A subscription to MAKE would help immensely in almost every room in the house.

  148. Daniel Amyx says:

    My son and I enjoy cooking up projects together and we are both tech savvy. A gift subscription to MAKE would be the icing on our nut-filled brownie

  149. Adam Cox says:

    I recently purchased an arduino and i haven’t done much with it yet so I’m hoping to start putting it to work.

  150. Anonymous says:

    I love the make your own tools articles.
    instructionals on RC cars and flyers, fancy kites
    information about glue, fasteners and connectors ~ what is best for out door areas, wet areas, non toxic, etc. ~ oldies but goodies since there is new product available all the time.
    hum a home and garden series? drip irrigation for indoor & patio plants, remote sensors for new mail in the mail box?

  151. Josiah Ritchie says:

    I have a shed that I hope to turn into a maker shed… okay, I know. That’s no so original, but I’m imagining a green roof with some solar power to deep cycle batteries. Then I’d like to have DC lights or maybe LED based lights in it. After that, I’ll need a work bench and windows, appropriate storage for my tools. I have a son and daughter who I’d like to then bring into the maker shed and work with them to teach them how to use their imagination and build cool things of their own. I suppose you could say I want to make makers.

  152. Mike Marshall says:

    I want to read Make magazine and contribute back to the forums. Very useful as I dig deeper into low-voltage microcontroller based wireless sensor network applications. Eagerly striving to learn and come up with new and interesting ways of harvesting and storing energy.

    Thank you,

  153. Matt says:

    A subscription to Make would be a great addition to my how to library. I’m always looking for new resources on how to get cool stuff running.

  154. Stephani Halderman says:

    This would be a gift to my husband – he loves to tinker and make things and he loves your site. He’d get so much out of the magazine and thoroughly enjoy it. Currently he likes playing with electronics, microprocessors and such.

  155. Greg says:

    I want to get more ideas for sensors and automation I can apply on the farm.

  156. Margret Treiber says:

    I would like to learn basic robotics. First, I will design a mechanized bread maker, that will make flawless loves of warm fluffy goodness. Then I intend to build a robocat army to steal all the tuna so I can have sandwiches for life! Then I will build mousedroids to capture all the cheese so I can have tuna melts. But I will need lots of butter for this endeavor, that’s where the mooborgs come in…

  157. Marie-Jessique Gireaux says:

    I would build lot’s of dog robots to get rid of all the stupid robotcats, and mouseroids Margret has running around the house. I’m afraid I’ll get the cyberplague or something from all the virtual vernmon here.

  158. Pete Prodoehl says:

    It’s not so much what I wish to learn, but the fact that Make Magazine continually inspires me, and makes me want to make things. :)

  159. Steve Robillard says:

    this would be a great way to learn some new diy skills while away the hours stuck in bed with arthritis pain

  160. Sylvie66 says:

    I want to build a very basic Big Button that turns off my alarm, turns on my computer, unlocks the front door, and starts the coffee – simultaneously.
    Plus, another subscription to Make in the Valley means more friends to play with!

  161. Anonymous says:

    I’d like to add an additional signal on my car, for a u-turn, or perhaps to indicate that there’s a passenger walking in front of me, and cars shouldn’t try to pass me on the side…

  162. Anonymous says:

    Motion detector squirt gun. Small scale for keeping the cats off the kitchen counters. Large scale for keeping larger animals out of the garden. Or for the grumpy old man, get those darn kids off my lawn!

    Maybe it’s a combination of arduino, an old motion detector and the old air rocket project with a water tank.

  163. Bronwyn ECG says:

    I would LOVE to get ideas on what circuit projects I can make.

  164. Chris Muncy says:

    Bart over at http://www.buildlog.net has a great small community devoted to building cnc laser cutters.

    It would be great for Make to build the cutter based on Bart’s latest BOM and desing ad see what they could make.

  165. Taylor Hill says:

    I’m a product design student… so any and all things prototyping and model-making are fair game, and I hope to complete at least one project on my college’s Maker Bot this summer.

  166. Cherise Cappella says:

    I would love to see product comparisons… mod podge, white glues, krylon mediums, crystal glaze laquers, 2 part resins vs water soluable clear coats, uv gels manufactured for art vs uv gel for nails, sprays vs. liquids, red liner tape purchased at craft stores vs red liner toupee tape purchased at wig shops… the costs differ tremendously for the various products even though they are the same they just happened to be marketed differently. Small glass no hole beads vs sandblasting glass beads… manufactured by same people and sold in bulk. I would love to see a monthly featured article about our favorite products, copycat products and products that could be substituted for them.

  167. Tyree Callahan says:

    I’d like to see a bike-related detailing a general sort of conversion from existing rim brakes to disc brakes.

  168. Art Mulder says:


    – stuff to inspire kids. Projects they can do alone, and also some that mum+dad can help them with.

    – minimalist stuff — stuff we don’t need tons of tools or a huge shop to build.

    – recycling stuff — projects about repairing, rebuilding, or hacking things that you have rescued from the trash.

    – home automation stuff — how can we simply automate the outdoor lights? How can we have a panic button (in the MBR) that turns ON every light in the house? Occupancy sensors that control lights?

    – projects to take care of the increasingly affordable solar panels.


  169. Jarmai says:

    Projects that involve connecting Arduinos to routers and/or XBee

  170. Paul says:

    I would like to see more projects that could be scaled up, down, or sideways for science fair projects. The reviews of useful and unusual tools are very interesting.

  171. Joshua Brown says:

    I would love to try an arduino project with my 7 year old son. Maybe make a small robot or two…

  172. Joe Talbott says:

    I like anything and everything about robots and electronics. Though it is always interesting to see the sorts of other projects that people are doing.

  173. Fightcube says:

    How about an entire LED themed issue of Make Magazine? You could cover LED cubes, POV displays, flashlight conversions, audio transmission, high power LEDs, RGB LEDs, 7-Segment LEDs, analog clock projection on the ceiling, LED matrixes, some kind of revamp of the LED throwie?, LEDs on clothing, LED strips (homemade even… I could contribute here ;-)

  174. Eric M. Sullenberger says:

    “Lost” trades: book binding, paper making, metal casting & carving, and tool making.

  175. Anonymous says:

    I would like to see an article on a web controlled robotic arm

  176. Sean Smith says:

    I was introduced to the Ben Heck show by by friend Jim Oviach a couple of months ago. I am really impressed by the pinball machine. It is really sofiticated. If I ever get to Madison, I hope I run into him. I am not a electrical or mechanical engineer, but I have a degree in computer science. I have learned a lot from him, and hope to learn more, with the magazine. If I don’t win, I’ll probably buy it at the Maker’s Faire. CYA Sean

  177. Jay Gerig says:

    I read an article a few issues ago in which someone mentioned wanting to make an electric bicycle from scratch. A powerful one with no cranks that mantains speed uphill. I’ve been chomping at the bit to see what you guys could come up with!

    LOVE the magazine folks. Keep it up.

  178. Anonymous says:

    – silkscreen tech and applications

    – basic milling and lathe skills

    – telescope construction (dobsonian maybe)

    – astrophotography
    gear construction

    – navigation tool construction (backstaff, quadrant, sexant, gps) and history

    – leather working basics and applications

    – building your own camping gear (ultralight tarps, packs, stoves, utensils, food dehydration, etc)

    – skin on frame kayaks (google yostwerks for example)

    – homebuilt lcd and metal halide bulb projectors and screens

    – glasswork (chemistry) and making your own apparatus

    – framing and matting

    – home energy project using micro-controller (hot water, solar tracking)

    – aquaculture, greenhouses, cold frames, composters, poultry, etc.

    – oscilloscopes & signals

    – spark gap transmitter

    – the 555 issue

    – tube amps, nixie, etc.

  179. karthik says:

    I think it should have about:
    1) Programming like C and Python associated with arduino.It’s because even may are able to buy arduino, they are not able to make intellectual projects on their because of lack of knowledge in programming
    2)About sensors like Infrared, ultrasound sensors
    3) Robots which do not cost much and do not require many parts(simple but cool features)
    4) Hacking mobile phones as they are cheap now, many are just throwing their phones. So, if you can tell something about hacking mobile that have applications,it will be helpful
    5) I think you should also include something about DC motors which is basic component of every machine. I don’t even know whether can we program it or not. If possible include how to program it.
    6) May be include the methods by which we can makes our web browsers faster, watching movies without buffering.
    7) Something about digital locks, GPS.

  180. Chris Hudetz says:

    As a kid I used to take everything apart and pretend that I’d put them back together as something more awesome. I want to actually do that now.

  181. Victor Tun says:

    I’d like to see more citizen science related projects in Make. For example, an Arduino project that measures rainfall and has a common website onto which everyone across the nation/world can upload their data.

  182. Naught says:

    I’m looking for the inspiration and motivation to commit to make-istry. A year long compendium of ideas and directions is just what I need!

  183. Anonymous says:

    Nice arduino page. You need to do a tutorial on compiling the arduino bootloader. You also need to fix the way the commenting system works! It’s a real pain in the @#& to get disqus to work, I have to disable my brower security for it to work to all! Not cool!

  184. Chunky Land says:

    Like projects from make.. Always go to the bookstore to check out the latest issue of the mag. Wich I could submit something.

  185. Anonymous says:

    I would like to see information about electronics. I see all these projects and people get our their bread board and hosts of components and just “throw” something together to accomplish the goal. I am still out the figuring what all the components that they used are. Any chance to learn something new is cool with me.

  186. TieDyePie says:

    I’d like to see a mini-scale renewable power plant (wind & solar). Also, how to build a CNC mill from rubberbands and popsicle sticks.

  187. Alex Cristescu says:

    Hi, I like your magazine, but my budget does not allow for a subscription. This would be a great chance for me to read it in its entirety.

  188. Carolyn D says:

    how to make a pinata with sound when you hit it, or how to make an led taillight replacement in place of bulb taillights.

  189. Aaron Shaw says:

    I hope to learn of a way to convert an old inkjet/scanner machine I have into a 3D printer.

  190. Bradley Warren Hanstad says:

    I am maker in my own right, and probably would even be interested in submitting my own articles, but first I need to win a free subscription!

  191. Denise * says:

    I would like to learn more arduino, and coding, and how to automate my apartment. Oh and mechanical instruments with cog-wheels and stuff.

    Also, it would be really interesting if every issue would feature a basic skills project, something that is a bit more crafty, like how to make jam, can food, build a bed, make shoes, gather food in the city and in the wild, stuff like that.

  192. Gaspar Quelhas Lima Tameeris says:

    How about a whole post-apocalyptic issue (could even be themed on the ever popular zombie apocalypse but any type would do).

    Things in such an issue could include:

    -DIY survival gear (food collection/storage, water collection/purification, cooking, clothing, shelter, etc)

    -Grass-roots First aid

    -Improvised vehicles (pedal powered to turbines) / alternative fuel vehicles (like wood or manure)

    -Navigating/communicating in a wasteland/abandoned city

    -Build & fortify shelter

    -A self-sufficient bunker


    It would be fun to have some real buildable and well thought through things for such a hypothetical situation.

    Just my two cents

  193. Richard Braganza says:

    thanks for a brilliant mag and rss feed.
    My thoughts would be to create loads of small projects (modules) that could be built simply and quickly (in an afternoon?) and that could work together to make a range of different larger projects depending on how they are put together. Requires a major degree of initial thinking to create an expandable base of modules. HTH

  194. quentin smart says:

    Make is cool, I want this for my teenage son so that he can learn to “MAKE” not sit and play games! Thanks ;)

  195. Anonymous says:

    I would like to learn how to built an Arduino driven Synthesizer. Building my own music instruments would be awesome.

  196. L says:

    I want it!!!!!
    All the info is MOST interesting. It keeps on giving and giving and giving. I never know which article is going to be my next project or what AH-HA moment is going to explode in my brain.
    Plus the project keep me from being bored and maybe joining a gang or starting down that rocky path to criminal behaviors or drug usage.
    MAKE is my drug of choice!

  197. Anonymous says:

    More help on building simple robots…

  198. Matthew Good says:

    I’m already a subscriber, but who wouldn’t love a free year? Unfortunately, I’m better at starting projects than I am at finishing them, as the nearly-complete Medicine Man glider on my desk can attest to. I have really liked all the musical projects, and food-related ones. Making stuff you can eat is always great. Oh, and keep up Forrest Mims’ science column, I look forward to that one every issue.

  199. Rob T Firefly says:

    I’d continue to develop my skills as a hacker, maker, and artist with the ultimate goal of spreading peace on Earth and goodwill toward man and also getting really, really famous.

  200. Anonymous says:

    I would like to see anything arduino or electronics

  201. tinyenormous says:

    I would like to see some more info on component selection. It seems like there is a big knowledge gap between building something like a mintyboost, and actually designing it. I’m not an EE, but I’d like to be closer to pretending!

  202. Misty says:

    I’d love to learn woodworking to make furniture – especially drawers. I love being inspired by MAKE!

  203. Misty says:

    I’d love to learn woodworking to make furniture – especially drawers. I love being inspired by MAKE!

  204. Ryan D. Hurley says:

    I’m a big fan of the short projects featured in MAKE. Also, I’m interested in projects that involve using video game controllers (PS3 dualshock via bluetooth, or even a PSP) to control robotics.

  205. Ryan D. Hurley says:

    I’m a big fan of the short projects featured in MAKE. Also, I’m interested in projects that involve using video game controllers (PS3 dualshock via bluetooth, or even a PSP) to control robotics.

  206. Anonymous says:

    I’d love to see a feature on the global village construction set.

  207. Tanner Lovelace says:

    I love making all kinds of things and Make magazine definitely caters to that! From rockets to arduino based projects to steadicam camera holders I always learn fun stuff from Make!

  208. RichSPK says:

    I’d love a subscription to MAKE! I’ve got a hardware hacking itch to scratch…

  209. Thomas says:

    With another year of Make:Magazine, I may find that final crucial component to completing my robot army.. er… that is, my legion of automated civil servants. Share and enjoy!

  210. Jacob Cord says:

    I want to design a hybrid lighting and book-locating system for my home library.

  211. Rich says:

    I would like to have a wireless internet radio and/or streaming music player in my apartment. Having a multi-room system would be even better, I am a renter and cannot run cables through walls.

    There are commercial solutions but they are very expensive. It seems that it would take a combination of a hacked router and some sort of audio amp to make this happen.

    There are may parts to this system, from wireless communication to audio amplification and I think it would be a great topic for Make.

  212. Akkana Peck says:

    I have tons of projects I’d like to do — EEG biofeedback headsets, automatic plant waterers for when I go on vacation, buzzers that warn you when you forget something, rangefinder glasses so you can walk in the dark, motion- and time-activated cameras, general robotics … but the point of a Make subscription would be to read about ideas and howtos for things I haven’t thought of yet!

  213. Anonymous says:

    I’d love to see more DIY Maker projects that help the disabled. The power wheelchair is cool; grabbers; noise alert systems; any manner of high-tech canes; power-assist bike ….

  214. Louis Davidson says:

    I want to learnabout arduiuno

  215. negnin says:

    Reading the magazine inspires me to try new ideas, tools and approaches for my projects. Inspiration is more important than the details on how to exactly build stuff for me. Enthusiasm is more important than know-how to start a project. “Whatever you can do or dream, begin it” (Goethe)

  216. R B says:

    My mom and I were talking about exercise equipment and she remembered a recumbent bicycle she enjoyed using in her cardiac
    rehab. I told her I could make one for her if she’d go riding with me
    & my brother. She said I couldn’t make one, I will to prove her wrong.

  217. Anonymous says:

    I would like to win one of those one-year subscriptions to MAKE magazine to raise my EQ (Electric Quotient) with twelve points, at least!

  218. Julie Countryman says:

    I have been a huge fan of Make for years now–can’t wait to make the laser harp and many more projects!

  219. Scott Mefferd says:

    Make Magazine gives me inspiration as a hobby designer and quenches my insatiable thirst for experiencing how to do things. I like the well rounded diversity of technical projects in Make which I wouldn’t get in a strictly electronics or robotics magazine.

  220. Scott Goodhart says:

    I’d love to see a Coke can technology based issue…how to make alcohol stoves, emergency whistles, decorative windmills, solar heaters, simple engines etc., all made using aluminum soda/beer cans. what a useful recyclable resource!

  221. J Steven York says:

    I’m inspired to give my cats super-powers! By cat standards anyway. I’m thinking about the ability to open and close windows (when the weather is right), feed themselves (each according to his or her own diet plan), unlock cat-doors (according to individual permissions, summon the occasional treat, activate toys, send tweets and emails (with pictures) to report their status to absent owners and cat-sitters, and probably other things I haven’t though of. With sensors, microcontrollers, and RFID it all should be doable. But I need to up my skillset and don’t want to start until I can do a bulletproof installation, and one of the best ways to learn is to see how other people have done their own projects. The steps to accomplish your own goals are often found in the most unlikely and seemingly unrelated builds. MAKE magazine is a great way to study what others have done and learn things to apply to your own techno-day-dreams.

  222. Nick Pagazani says:

    I love everything about your magazine and it truly inspires me to go out and Make stuff! The best part is, now my kids love it and they learn so much, not just about tools or technical stuff, but the knowledge that they can do things on their own, that you can create and develop your ideas without having to go to a store and buy it in a box from China. Awesome! Keep up the good work!!

  223. Doug Kovach says:

    I would hope to learn a wider variety of technologies and skills to round out the skill set I already have because I love to learn new things. I love to teach kids how to make things and to encourage them to be creative in their project designs and also to help them to solve their technical problems and learning new technologies and methods of implementation goes a long way to being able to help them. I would like to see tool creation ideas and implementations and more simple discreet analog electronics designs to further our societal shortcomings in this area. Good luck to everyone!

  224. gdvissch says:

    ‘d love to be able to


  225. Alec says:

    I need the subscription to learn the Arduino so I can make my toilet tweet when I flush it.

  226. Sethu Bhattiprolu says:

    I would like to make a cheap Teleconferencing Robot system with my Chair , Webcam , Laptop , Arduinos and some motors ..

  227. Saiman Miah says:

    Hi this is awesome! I love making things and Make help me every so much in creating the things of my dreams! :)

  228. Fightcube says:

    Thanks again Element14 for the rad subscription!  Can’t wait to get my hands on some Makezine goodness.

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