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Explore the world of electronics with Make. With more than 14 years as the leading voice in the maker movement, we offer a wide range of topics in our magazines and book series such as 3D Printing, robotics, programming, microcontrollers and drones, crafting and much more for all skill levels. Our resources have been used in thousands and thousands of homes, garages, schools, makerspaces, and spread through Maker Faires across the globe.
Books & Magazines
Check out our collection of 75+ current and past issues of Make: magazine as well as over 100 Make: book titles, rich with new ideas for projects, technology and electronics, programming, 3D Printing, drones and flight, Maker profiles, general DIY know-how, robots and even Maker Magic!
Get inspired to make - anytime, anywhere, with our eBook PDF collection. The same selection of Maker-written books designed to inform and delight! Whether you are a Maker, teacher, student or parent, we cover topics such as Electronics, STEAM, Programming, Microcontrollers such as Arduino, micro:bit & Raspberry Pi, Drones, 3D Printing and more. Includes some materials not in print!
Arduino is a simple microcontroller board and open source development environment that allows you to make computers that drive both functional and creative projects alike. A popular platform for DIY projects, an Arduino microcontroller is the foundation of literally thousands of projects created by Makers worldwide!
Browse our selection of Maker-written books designed to inform and delight! Whether you are a Maker, teacher, student or parent, we cover topics such as microcontrollers including Arduino and Raspberry Pi, drones and 3D Printing and more. We also have a great selection of project based books for kids and educators.
DIY Maker School
Make: partners with education organizations and helps them develop and grow skills in individuals of all ages. From grade schools and libraries to universities and trade schools, you can trust these products have been tried and tested, and that they provide a great learning experience as well as great fun! What will you make?
We've had an amazing collection of projects ideas and DIY know-how in the last decade and a half that Make: has been in publication. Check out the latest volume along with some of the older issues of the mag and uncover tons of new inspiration! For those that love the softer side of tech, delight in our sister publication, Craft: and it's glorious 10 issue run featuring Vol. 10 cover star Amy Sedaris!
Make: Author Spotlight - Bill Guerstelle
ReMaking History, a three-volume series that looks at the people, history, and inventions that have shaped human culture throughout the millennia from the Early Makers to the Industrial Revolutionaries to the Makers of the Modern World. Drawn from the author’s collected columns in Make: magazine, each chapter also includes step-by-step instructions for making your own version of the historical invention featured.
Perfect for readers ages 11 and up, this book not only lets you learn about history and science through stories, but actually has you touch the past by recreating some of its greatest inventions.
Make: Author Spotlight - Kathy Ceceri
Kathy Ceceri is an award-winning writer, educator, and maker, with a focus
on science, technology, history, and art. The author of over a dozen books
for kids featuring hands-on STEAM activities,
Kathy teaches enrichment workshops at schools, museums, libraries, and afterschool programs, both in person and online. She also works with educators and parents looking
for ways to make learning more engaging and fun. In addition, Kathy develops teaching and learning materials for companies like Maker Shed and Adafruit Industries, as well as organizations including the Girl Scouts of the USA, where she helped design a series of robotics badges and a nationwide cybersecurity competition. Kathy lives along the Hudson River in Upstate New York
Make: Author Spotlight - Rick Schertle
Rick Schertle is a master at the craft of teaching middle school in San Jose and a novice maker at home. Rick has penned numerous Make: magazine articles, and books such as Make: Planes, Gliders, and Paper Rockets and is also the creator of the Compressed Air Rocket Kit.
Robot Kits and More
With the addition of AI and microcontrollers, various hardware, some programming and engineering skills, robotics projects can be as complex or as simple as you desire. Beginners can create awesome robots from a toothbrush, battery and motor! Check our unique offering of kits, books and mags to get your robotics fix, what will you make?
Make: Author Spotlight - Charles Platt
New Release - Make: Electronics, 3rd Edition! Learn electronics from the master himself, Charles Platt, computer programmer, journalist, science fiction writer, and the author of our best-selling books series, Make: Electronics. He began writing for Make: magazine in 2005, where he is a regular columnist and contributing editor in addition to being a famed book author.
Maker Faire Learn to Solder Badges
Learn to Solder Skill Badge Kits have been used to teach tens of thousands of people of all ages how to solder at Maker Faires across the country. It's a simple, fun way to learn how to solder or teach others. This is simply the best kit to learn to solder with. Just ask anyone who's been to a Maker Faire!
We've got kits, books, mags and more to help your child or inner child stave off the boredom of another Zoom meeting, it's time to get hands on and start making today! Our lineup is chock full of STEAM (Science-Technology-Engineering-Art-Math) fueled learning. From simple paper circuits, programming microcontrollers, home biology & chemistry, flying your own drone, designing your own 3D printed objects to wearables and much more!
Make: has been the leading voice for over 15 years through it's daily online tech blog at makezine.com and 200+ worldwide Maker Faires events in over 100 countries, making summer fun at Maker Camp, sharing ideas and builds at Make: Projects, award winning books and our flagship magazine, Make: and of course bringing you all of the above with kits and accessories for every Maker, Crafter, Hacker, of any age and skill level, at the Maker Shed.
What will you make?
The BBC micro:bit is a pocket-sized computer that introduces you to how software and hardware work together. It has an LED light display, buttons, sensors and many input/output features that you can program and physically interact with. The latest micro:bit adds sound sensing and playback capabilities.
Mario the Maker Magician
Mario "the Maker Magician" Marchese is a NY-based touring family performer, author, and creator who has appeared on Sesame Street, NBC's Universal kids, HGTV, and live on tour with David Blaine, who also calls him "the best kids magician in the world!!"
Make: is proud to have Mario as an author and collaborator.
Make: Author Spotlight - Gareth Branwyn
For 30+ years, our former editorial director and current Make: author, cyberculture pioneer Gareth Branwyn (Boing Boing, Mondo 2000, Wired, Wink Books, Wink Fun and Make:) has participated in and chronicled art, technology, fringe culture, DIY culture, and various other media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology. We are proud to present a compelling collection of some of his best work.
Author Spotlight - Jimmy DiResta
Jimmy DiResta combines his charisma, his innate ability to solve problems with found objects and his wide variety of tools and techniques, with sweat and brute force. He has appeared on the Netflix series “Making Fun". Discovery Channel, HGTV, DIY, and FX Networks as a host and co-host. With 1.6 million subscribers, DiResta’s YouTube channel is among the most popular in the maker community.
Whether you are a disembodied hand that dabbles in DJ'ing, or you want to build a cigar box guitar with a cracker box amp and a DIY stomp pedal, or maybe create your first sci-fi circuit with a NEW Theremin Kit and some fuzzy from-scratch analog synthesizer fun, we've got the tips, tricks, hacks and projects to get you started really making music!
Computers come in all shapes and sizes. Some of the smallest are known as microcontrollers (or “MCUs”). These programmable computers on a chip offer unprecedented versatility and computer control for the devices in your life, create your own scratch-built robots, interactive toys and art, or connect sensors of all types and automate!