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Having been in the Maker community for awhile, we’ve made a few
friends and have great resources to help you make your making better.
Stop by Make: often for your daily dose of inspiration!

Summer Making

Maker Camp

Maker Camp, now in its 5th year, is a DIY camp experience where kids aged 7–12 learn the magic of making by building cool stuff. Become an affiliate, run your own Maker Camp in your community, and help kids fire up their imaginations and challenge their skills! We’ll get you started with projects and (for affiliates in need) activity kits. Maker Campers will be posting to #makercamp, so you can see what they’re up to here. Thanks to our friends at AT&T for making this program possible!

Host a Camp! Find a Camp!
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Making with the Kids!

These folks are having a blast running Maker Camps this summer, and exposing their kids to the wonders of making, unleashing their creative potential, having a ball, and (shhh … don’t tell ’em) teaching them basic STEM principles along the way. Read their stories, see what they’re doing and how, and get inspired to go make stuff with your kids!

Denville, NJ Maker Camp's Story 24 Projects for Kids
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"Meet the Maker" Live Streams

This summer, we’re bringing the world’s most interesting Makers right into your home.  Every month, we’ll be livestreaming Meet the Maker Chats on Twitch Creative, where you can watch project demos and ask inspiring Makers your burning questions.

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FaireSummer 2016

Maker Faire

There’s no better place to show off your projects and connect with other Makers than at a Maker Faire. National Maker Faire kicked off our Summer of Making, paving the way for all the Mini Maker Faires taking place around the world. Whether you’re in Moscow or Wichita, Honolulu or Lisbon, find a Maker Faire near you, get involved — and participate! It’s the greatest show (and tell) on Earth!

Find a Maker Faire What is Maker Faire?


Summer Reads

Add these great titles to your summer reading list!

Make: Paper Inventions >
Use basic supplies to create complex concepts

Tinkering >
Help your kids mess around, goofing stuff up to learn

The Best of Make: Volume 2 >
65 projects to try!

Getting Started with 3D Printing >
Learn the basics and take it from there!

Make: Fun! >
Create your own toys!

Community ChallengeJune 19 - July 24


We’ve partnered with Pollen and Maker Network to bring you MakeItGo, a brand-new design challenge for Makerspaces worldwide. Over the course of a month, Makerspaces had 24 hours to add their creativity to a kinetic sculpture design before passing it on, so this design evolved organically as it traveled from team to team. The final design will be built and exhibited at World Maker Faire New York in October! There will be more MakeItGo challenges to come in the Fall, so watch for those!

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Community ChallengeJune-August 2016

GE Lights for Life Challenge

Make: partnered with GE and Hackster.io to bring you this really cool challenge with great prizes (ahem: $25,000!).The challenge has ended with over 100 entries received. Inventors, hardware developers, and designers answered the call to bring their vision of intelligently connected lighting to life, enhancing the smart home of tomorrow! We’ll be announcing and presenting the winners at World Maker Faire in New York this October. Watch for it!

Learn More What is Hackster?
Summer CampJuly 16-17

Maker Camp Live

We teamed up with AT&T to produce Maker Camp Live, designed for kids who enjoy hacking, tinkering, learning, crafting, and making. Part of the SHAPE Tech Expo at SF’s AT&T Park, it combines the best parts of summer camp with starter projects. In a fun and family-friendly environment, kids learned to make things that they can use in future or current projects. This great event happened July 16-17!

Learn about Maker Camp Live See the recap video

Share Your Summer Projects!

Got a great story or project you’d like to share with the global Maker community?
Whether you’re working in your garage or your local makerspace, we want to hear about it!
Send us your story to be published on Makezine.com and Make: magazine.

Oh, and when you use the #makeshowtell hashtag on social media,
we’ll share your post with the Maker community here


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