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September 9, 2011

MAKE Magazine Industry Maker Awards on the Next Episode of Make: Live, the Premier DIY Webcast

New York, NY—Four companies that have shown outstanding support for independent maker/hacker culture will be presented with MAKE Magazine Industry Maker Awards (aka the "Makeys") on the next Make: Live. The awards show will broadcast live from World Maker Faire New York, at the Hall of Science in Queens.

What: In this special episode, live from World Maker Faire New York 2011, makers will offer a glimpse of the projects appearing over the two-day family event. Becky and Matt will check in with makers as they put the finishing touches on their art cars, flying robots, and automated Matrix-style imaging rigs. As part of the festivities, MAKE is excited to announce the first annual MAKE Magazine Industry Maker Awards, AKA "The Makeys." Companies and products are nominated in four categories -- "Most Hackable Gadget," "Most Repair Friendly," "Best Education/Outreach Program," and "Best Product Documentation" -- with the winners having been decided by a national public vote that ended Sept. 2. Find out who the recipients are by tuning into this special episode, Friday, Sept. 16, at 5pm EDT. In keeping with the spirit of MAKE, the physical trophies were produced in collaboration with Thingiverse.com (the 3D object sharing site), and manufactured by MakerBot Industries (3D printer manufactures).

When: Friday, September 16th at 2PM PT/5PM ET at makezine.com/live

Who: Makers, Do-It-Yourselfers, Techies, Tinkerers, Gearheads, Engineers, Students, Parents, Families

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About Make: Live
From the folks who bring you MAKE magazine, Make: Live is a twice-monthly live streaming show-and-tell that brings the popular DIY tech magazine to life. On each episode, hosts Becky Stern and Matt Richardson share projects with a worldwide community of makers: makezine.com/live

About MAKE
MAKE is the first magazine devoted entirely to Do-It-Yourself (DIY) technology projects. MAKE unites, inspires, informs, and entertains a growing community of resourceful people who undertake amazing projects in their backyards, basements, and garages. MAKE celebrates your right to tweak, hack, and bend technology to your will. MAKE is published quarterly by O'Reilly Media, Inc. which also produces the wildly popular MAKE website (www.makezine.com), CRAFT (www.craftzine.com), the Maker Shed online store (www.makershed.com), and the world's biggest DIY festival, Maker Faire (www.makerfaire.com). "The Maker movement has brought the pre-1970s world of basement workshops and amateur tinkering into the digital age." -- The New York Times

About Maker Faire
Maker Faire's mission is to inspire and connect thousands of makers and aspiring makers of all ages and backgrounds through the public gathering of tech enthusiasts, crafters, educators, tinkers, hobbyists, science clubs, students, authors, and commercial exhibitors. The inaugural Maker Faire was held in San Mateo, CA and just celebrated its sixth annual Bay Area event with some 100,000 people in attendance. As Maker Faire continues to grow in popularity and relevance, it expanded to Detroit and New York City in 2010. Maker Faire is supported by MAKE Magazine, www.makezine.com, www.craftzine.com, and O'Reilly Media, the premier information source for leading-edge computer technologies. The company's books, conferences, and web sites bring to light the knowledge of technology innovators.

About O'Reilly

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