February 14, 2005
O'Reilly Launches MAKE Magazine for Tech Do-It-Yourselfers
Magazine and Companion Web Site Reveal How to Make
Practical, Fun, and Wildly Creative Projects
"To be thrown upon one's own resources,
is to be cast into the very lap of fortune."
Sebastopol, CA--The urge to make things is primal and unstoppable. In
service of that universal urge, humans grab the tools and materials at
hand--while a previous generation picked up a saw and bullnose rabbet
plane, today's makers are likely to reach for a soldering iron and Cat 5
cable. MAKE, a new magazine from O'Reilly Media, celebrates and inspires
those who are driven to make cool and unusual things with technology, for
the pure fun of it.
The premiere issue of MAKE features 192 pages of do-it-yourself projects,
including illustrated step-by-step instructions on how to:
make a $10,000 Steadicam for the price of a movie ticket and popcorn
build a single network cable that can replace the five most commonly used cables
fashion a magstripe reader and find out what hidden information is being stored on your credit card's magnetic stripe
Available today on Amazon.com and on makezine.com--and at newsstands and
bookstores nationwide in mid-March--MAKE is published quarterly. Single
copies are $14.99 and a yearly subscription is $34.95.
"Today's tinkerers set out to make technology work for them, and they
enjoy the process as much as the result," said MAKE publisher Dale
Dougherty. "They'll spend hours in the garage on a project, and come away
with something practical or just plain fun to share with their friends and
family. MAKE is the first magazine for this new breed of
The MAKE editorial staff is led by Editor-in-Chief Mark Frauenfelder, who
has written for publications including "The New York Times," "LA Weekly,"
"Wired," and "Playboy." Frauenfelder is also author and illustrator of
three books: The Happy Mutant Handbook, Mad Professor, and The
Associate Editor Phil Torrone, a well-known hacker who writes regularly
for "Popular Science" and Engadget, is producing the magazine's companion
web site, makezine.com. Torrone is contributing a blog, podcast interviews
with notable makers, and projects in addition to those in the print
magazine. The site is built to serve the maker community, with forums and
a section where people can post their own projects, complete with
instructions, advice, and photographs.
Yearly subscription (4 volumes) $34.95; Single copies $14.99, $21.99 CA
Order: 866-289-8847 (US and Canada),
818-487-2037 (all other countries), 5am-5pm PST
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