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Category: 2012

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Best of 2012: Make: Projects

2012 was a great year for Make: Projects, our living library of projects. Here are some of our favorites from the past 12 months.Read the full article on MAKE

Best of 2012: The MAKE Flickr Pool

Today’s post marks the 170th MAKE Flickr pool weekly roundup. They’ve been running each weekend under that title, with very few interruptions, since February 2008, and have settled into a more-or-less regular format. Each Sunday we present seven pictur…

Best of 2012: 3D Printed Objects

While 3D printers don’t yet compete with toasters and DVD players in the home, the dam on the consumer market has been breached as the number of lower priced, easy-to-use models–and those who use them–grows. Part of this trend surely comes from the e…

Best of 2012: Raspberry Pi Projects

It’s been a big first year for Raspberry Pi, the $35 mini Linux computer. As soon as they started shipping, makers were eager to get their hands on the board so that they could use it in their projects. In just a few months, we’ve seen a to…

Best of 2012: Google+ Hangouts on Air

We dived into the world of Google+ hang outs on air this part summer with Maker Camp, six weeks of daily hangouts, live and online. If the web democraticized publishing, G+ hangouts have democratized the video broadcast. They can be as low or high prod…

Best of 2012: Toolsday

We started doing tool-review-Tuesdays—inevitably compounded to “Toolsdays” in short order—in early 2011, and 2012 has been the column’s first full calendar year. The reviews are written on a volunteer basis by MAKE staff and friends. Sometimes a ma…

Best of 2012: Projects from the Pages of MAKE Magazine

Looking back on 2012, it’s hard to believe we’ve been producing MAKE magazine for eight years now! I remember working on Volume 01 back in 2005 and the excitement of launching something so new and renegade. DIY is thankfully a part of mains…

Best of 2012: 10 Most Popular Posts of the Year

What proves to be popular on the MAKE blog is always hard to predict. You put something up that you think will break big, and it fizzles, and then you post something you think is just kinda cool and it goes viral. Here are the top ten most popular post…

Best of 2012: Arduino Projects

As 2012 concludes, let’s look back at all the cool Arduino projects that we’ve featured on the site. There were a ton! We’ve been big fans of the Arduino since its release, and there are hundreds of posts on the blog as a testament to…

Best of 2012: Maker Shed Top Products

It’s been another record breaking year here in the Maker Shed, and we owe it all to everyone who purchased a kit, microcontroller, PDF or anything else from us in 2012. Thousands of orders were shipped from our warehouse in Sebastopol, California to ma…