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Maker Faire Austin 2008 – Kids Stuff!

http://blog.makezine.com/archive/2008/11/maker_faire_austin_2008_k.html
Maker Faire is fun for the entire family. There are plenty of things 
to make and hands-on activities for all ages. Take a look at some of 
the highlights and make plans to attend the next Maker Faire.

Gifts for "Music Makers"
http://blog.makezine.com/archive/2008/11/music_makers_gift_guide.html
Musicians know how important it is to add a personal touch to their 
instruments – and really what better way to make something personal 
than to actually make it yourself? There are a number of very cool 
kits for sound-makers out there, from circuit-benders, to serious 
synthesizers. Here are some great gift ideas for those interested in 
crafting their own sounds.

MAKE Japan meet up
http://blog.makezine.com/archive/2008/11/make_tokyo_meeting_02.html
MAKE: Tokyo Meeting 02 was held on 11/8 at Tokyo’s Tama Art 
University, and the MAKE: Japan events just keep getting bigger, 
better, and wonderfully wilder. Here are a few highlights gleaned from 
the massive influx of pictures, video, and bloggings that this event 
inspired.

Alternative energy gift guide – Solar, wind, fuel cell, biodiesel and 
more…

http://blog.makezine.com/archive/2008/11/alternative_energy_gift_g.html
Next year is going to be a big year folks, we’ll see more investment 
and emphasis on alternative energy than ever before, this will be our 
"space race" and our "moon landing". The children of today will be the 
ones who will shape the next decade and the next century. As a parent, 
a friend, a mentor or just someone who is giving a gift this holiday 
season – instead of a plastic toy or nik-nak I’m going to ask the you 
consider giving something that might just spark the attention of a 
young mind that will be called to solve our energy needs.

MAKE presents: The LED
http://blog.makezine.com/archive/2008/11/make_presents_the_led.html
LEDs are in technology all around us, familiar and helpful for sure 
but you may wonder – Who invented them? How do I use one? Is it 
possible to make my own LED?!? Learn the answers to these baffling 
questions and more in – MAKE presents: The LED.

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