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Makey Awards 2012 Nominee 13, Mackie, Documentation

Makey Awards 2012 Nominee 13, Mackie, Documentation

Audio equipment company Mackie is best known for its PA speakers and mixers. Now they’re also known as a Makey Award Nominee, in the Best Documentation category.

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Nominate Companies for the Makey Awards!

Nominate Companies for the Makey Awards!

We are still looking for worthy companies to nominate for the 2nd Annual MAKE Magazine Maker Industry Awards, to be voted on by YOU and presented at World Maker Faire. We’re looking for nominees in the categories of Most Hackable Gadget, Most Repairable, and Best Documentation. The idea behind the Makeys is to nominate mainstream […]

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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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And… the Makey Goes to…

And… the Makey Goes to…

Tonight’s episode of Make: Live played host to the first annual MAKE Magazine Industry Maker Awards, aka The Makeys. Twelve companies were nominated in four categories and MAKE readers voted. The winners were announced tonight, live on the show. And those winners are…

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Introducing the MAKE Magazine Industry Maker Awards

Introducing the MAKE Magazine Industry Maker Awards

For a long time now, MAKE has wanted to find some way to publicly acknowledge companies that have responded in a positive way to the growing influence of maker/hacker culture. In 2006, we published The Maker’s Bill of Rights, and since then we have often been involved in exposing and lampooning particularly egregious affronts to the principles of open access to technology that it embodies.

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