makeys 2012

Makey Awards 2012 Nominee 03: BeagleBone, Hackable Gadgets

Makey Awards 2012 Nominee 03: BeagleBone, Hackable Gadgets

BeagleBoard.org launched the BeagleBone last October as an inexpensive, hacker-friendly variant of the BeagleBoard. The price ($89) and size (it comes with a custom Altoids-like tin) have attracted a small community of hardware hackers looking for an open embedded Linux solution for projects requiring a bit of horsepower and speed. One shining example is the […]

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Makey Awards 2012 Nominee 02: HP Z1 Workstation, Most Repairable

Makey Awards 2012 Nominee 02: HP Z1 Workstation, Most Repairable

As more and more of us move to laptops and all-in-one desktop machines, one of the things we lose is the ability to easily upgrade and repair our computers. Ever tried to replace a graphics card on a laptop or troubleshoot a problem on an all-in-one with a display the size of living room TV? […]

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Makey Awards 2012 Nominee 01: Altoids Tin, Most Hackable Gadget

Makey Awards 2012 Nominee 01: Altoids Tin, Most Hackable Gadget

The suggestions for nominees in the 2012 MAKE Magazine Industry Maker Awards are staring to come in. We have some fine candidates so far. One surprise nominee that we received from several people was Altoids, for their mint tins which have become something of their own category of project box in hobby electronics. We giggled at the first suggestion and then took it more seriously when we got the second. Why not?

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Announcing the 2nd Annual MAKE Magazine Industry Maker Awards (aka The Makeys)

Announcing the 2nd Annual MAKE Magazine Industry Maker Awards (aka The Makeys)

It’s that time again — announcing the 2012 season of The Makeys, our way of celebrating mainstream companies that express some aspect of the maker spirit in the products. Nominate your favorites!

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