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February 24, 2005 11:54 AM   Subscribe

Make is a new mook (magazine/book) from O'Reilly "devoted to digital projects, hardware hacks, and D.I.Y. inspiration.". The first issue should be shipped by February 28th and contains articles from Yak Shaving (not literally) to a $14 video camera stabilizer to a DIY gauss rifle and lots of stuff in between. A section called MakeShift requests readers to send in their solutions to a difficult scenario. It's quarterly, around 200 pages, apparently in 9x7 format and a yearly subscription is $35 while single issues are $15 (cover price). Each project has a page for commentary as well as RSS/Atom feeds and MAKE:audio is coming soon.
posted by nTeleKy (16 comments total)

 
I was excited when I first saw this, but nothing I've seen from the various teasers has really captured my imagination. I was all set to be a charter subscriber but now I think I'll wait until it appears on the newstand and see if I like it.
posted by tommasz at 12:33 PM on February 24, 2005


surely this is a doublepost? If not, then it deserves a textad.
posted by crunchland at 12:38 PM on February 24, 2005


A mook?
posted by BoringPostcards at 12:56 PM on February 24, 2005


sylloge, is that you again? /joking...

Make is also from Mark of Boing Boing (the original Mag and the blog), Wired and The Happy Mutants Handbook.
posted by shoepal at 1:05 PM on February 24, 2005


(whoops, meant to link sylloge to this post)
posted by shoepal at 1:10 PM on February 24, 2005


Interesting, but I bet a deal of these ideas are already online for free: for instance, the Gauss Rifle.
posted by raygirvan at 3:35 PM on February 24, 2005


I have a copy, it's really nicely put together. And very thick with content.
posted by Nelson at 4:19 PM on February 24, 2005


The information on how to build your own video camera stabilizer can be found for free here.
posted by Clay201 at 8:45 PM on February 24, 2005


I signed up for a subscription a couple of months ago, and the first issue arrived a week or so ago. I love it.

It's possible to find most of the material on the 'net for free, but that would require thinking of it in the first place. Most of the really fascinating projects are in the 'Heyyyy, that's COOL! I never thought of using silly putty to make a timer for a kite photography rig' variety. For me, $35 is more than worth it. The magazine is high quality, low ad content, and aimed straight at my geeky little demographic-heart.
posted by verb at 9:51 PM on February 24, 2005


I got mine this week. It's awesome. It's better than Cats!
posted by bshort at 7:14 AM on February 25, 2005


verb and I see things differently.

I was very disappointed by Make. Take year-old RSS feed content, add some blatant product placement, pepper it with a whole bunch of ads, and that's yer overpriced Make mook. Mildly diverting for half an hour, but after that, it's likely to become something to prop up a wobbly table leg.

Its lack of a mailer meant that it was pretty scabby by the time it got to me. Oh, and it can't be an O'Reilly publication; where's the animal on the cover?
posted by scruss at 7:37 AM on February 25, 2005


It's possible to find most of the material on the 'net for free, but that would require thinking of it in the first place.


So all you really need is the table of contents each issue.
posted by Ayn Marx at 7:44 AM on February 25, 2005


Hey verb, there is actually a Mook called Verb. (actually they call it a boogazine, but it is essentially the same thing.)
posted by shoepal at 9:19 AM on February 25, 2005


Oh, and it can't be an O'Reilly publication; where's the animal on the cover?

Many O'Reilly books don't have animals on the cover. This isn't new, either.
posted by kindall at 9:31 AM on February 25, 2005


kindall, all the O'Reilly books that I have that are worth reading have an animal on the cover ...
posted by scruss at 9:46 AM on February 25, 2005


The picture of the cover shows some guy doing something with something. (It's too small for my poor old eyes to discern.) But I'm certain he's an animal.

That's what I bet his wife says, anyway.
posted by crunchland at 9:56 AM on February 25, 2005


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