MAKE Magazine... Can You Say Geekier and Happier?

by Yeirl

Find out why MAKE magazine makes even a non-geek drool... It has so many incredible DIY projects that are amazing and amusing.

This little magazine that publishes 4 times/year may just be the best gift for any geeks or DIY obsessed ones... men and women alike. I even found myself going through each page and spending literally hours reading... and wondering if I should really learn how to saw...

OFFICIALLY THE COOLEST MAGAZINE... CHOSEN BY ME

I know... that doesn't mean much... but...

Did you ever want to build a cigar box guitar?

I didn't.. until I found this magazine.  Think this is some kind of joke?  Nope.  The magazine has a step by step instructions for that and plenty of other 'out of this world' projects.  Check out the YouTube below.

Don't take my word for it.  San Francisco Chronicle calls this magazine, "The kind of magazine that would impress MacGyver." 

How would you like to make custom jewelry with CAD software and a 3D printer?  This magazine will tell you how to.  You may be able to get a wedding ring for your loved one that no one has ever seen!  This guy made a platinum ring for his wife. Check out the link below...

YEP. I GOT THE INSTRUCTION FOR YA'ALL

Tell me now: Is this cool or what!!!

HOW TO MAKE DIRECT DIGITAL WEDDING RINGS
Wanna make one of a kind, never seen before, totally unique, no one else will ever have... ring for your loved one? Once you learn how to make one, you can make special rings for every special occasion you can imagine. Oops... Some women may get angry with this recommendation.

MAKE A CIGAR BOX GUITAR AND PLAY!

GOT GEEKY KIDS?

NEED A COOL GADGET FOR SOMEONE?

I have to admit that most likely I will not be able to make anything in this magazine by myself.  These projects are DIY projects on steroids.  Find someone who can make this stuff, give him/her this magazine as a gift, and let him/her teach you or show you how.

This MAKE magazine even has DIY section for kids, and this volume has an introduction to SCRATCH where kids can make own games and animations.  Of course I thought this was brand new until my nine year old daughter told me that she already knew about it months ago...  And, my kids already downloaded the program back then.

My kids are light years ahead of me, when it comes to anything technical, and most likely your chilren are, too, but just in case they did not hear about this program yet, you can click the link below and get more information.

Looking for a cool gadget to give to someone?

In MAKE magazine's TOOLBOX  section, they have great information about the coolest gadgets you can buy... such as the Epilog Zing 16 Laser Cutter, Fujifilm 3D Camera, and electric spin dryer.

Are you convinced yet?

TWO GROWN MEN TALKING...

I heard two grown men talking...

Man 1: "Wow... your garage is totally full... full of so many toys... I mean, tools!"

Man 2: "One with the most toys wins!"

 

INTRO TO SCRATCH

Check out this site for your kids!

WHAT WE HAVE HERE!

MAKE: Technology on Your Time

Make is the first magazine devoted entirely to DIY technology projects. It unites, inspires and informs a growing community of resourceful people who undertake amazing ...

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Weller WES51 Analog Soldering Station

This analog soldering station from Weller is an innovative heater and sensor combination that gives you a quick heat-up and rapid temperature recovery. It has a wireless ...

$129.00  $88.89
Fujifilm FinePix Real 3D W3 Digital Camera with 3.5-Inch LCD

The 10.0 megapixel ccd; 720p 3d high-definition video; 3x zoom lens; 3.5" wide lcd screen; 2d & 3d high-definition shooting modes.

Only $331.38
Centrifugal Clothes Portable Spin Dryer

This is a centrifugal clothes dryer which removes water and detergent from the clothes using a fast (3200 rpm) spin speed. It does not blow hot air on the clothes and does not ...

WHY YOU SHOULD GET THIS

You can buy your guy some plastic junky something for his birthday or for other special occasions, or you can buy him some tools so that he can make his own junk... I mean, toys.... I mean... yep. toys.  This Make magazine will keep him busy for hours and days, and he will have no tme to get in trouble of any kind... except burning down the garage, bleeding profusely and having just a few visits to the ER, and forgetting to go to work.

Updated: 03/27/2012, Yeirl
 
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Yeirl on 03/31/2012

Thanks. Just don't form a band with cigar box guitarists.

Mladen on 03/30/2012

MAKE magazine is awesome! I love the idea about cigar box guitar!

Yeirl on 03/27/2012

Yeah... I really like this magazine. It would be even better if I knew how to do some projects. Thanks for the comment.

TerriRexson on 03/27/2012

We love MAKE magazine. Every now and then I come across our pile of magazines and end up reading them again.

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