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Meet the Makers!

Are you in the Washington DC area or will be on October 20? Then come to Meet the Makers: MakerPlaces in Libraries, Schools and Beyond, sponsored by the DC Public Library Foundation.

Monday, October 20, 2014 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT)

AccessSciences’s Editorial Director, John Rennie, will moderate a distinguished panel of innovators discussing the maker movement that is spanning the nation.

Our booth! Go to our website, - promo code WMFNYC2014 for 20% off and free shipping through October 31, 2014 on our TAB titles.

Here’s to an awesome Maker Faire and all the cool things going on around us there! Hopefully you got a chance to come check it out!

Maker Faire NYC 2 Days Away!!

Maker Faire NYC is 2 days away! Stop by our booth MP17 for glowball giveaways and a chance to win a copy of "Minecraft Mastery: Build Your Own Redstone Contraptions and Mods," and an actual Minecraft Redstone! Are you ready for all the Minecraft madness?

Brand New Giveaway at Maker Faire NYC!


We have brand new giveaways at our booth this year at Maker Faire NYC! TAB Glow Balls! All you’ve got to do is stop by our booth: MP17! Don’t miss out!

Visit Our Booth at Maker Faire NYC!

Stop by our booth at Maker Faire NYC for a chance to WIN a copy of "Minecraft Mastery: Build Your Own Redstone Contraptions and Mods" by Matthew Monk and Simon Monk, and a light-up Minecraft torch or an actual Minecraft Redstone (pictured above)!

Get a free chapter one download of "Minecraft Mastery" here:

Brewin’ Up Beer with BeagleBone Black!

With Maker Faire NYC 2014 coming up, lets talk BeagleBone Black!

Engineer Trevor Hubbard has found a way to use the board to control heat exchangers and monitors to handle beer temperature remotely! What a genius idea!

  1. Look out for more BeagleBone fun at Maker Faire!! In particular, if you’re looking to make your own BeagleBone creations, check out, “30 BeagleBone Black Projects for the Evil Genius.” Free chapter download here:

Giant Transformers Made From Old Car Parts

Thai artist Anchalee Saengtai has created 20 foot tall Transformers sculptures from old, recycled car parts. See more of her work:

This is more than just a car mod, but if you’re interested in cool ways to take your car to the next level, check out, Do-It-Yourself High Performance Car Mods: Rule the Streets,” here:

Ready for Maker Faire NYC 2014?!

Just in time for Maker Faire! “Minecraft Mastery: Build Your Own Redstone Contraptions and Mods,” by Matthew Monk and Simon Monk is something you will not want to miss out on! It’s going to be all about Minecraft at Maker Faire NYC this year! Check out a free chapter of the book here:

Arduino LED Bicycle!

A bike that has an LED light speedometer? Why not? Check out this cool tutorial on how Arduino was used to make this creation:

What could you create using Arduino? Keep an eye out for "The TAB Book of Arduino Projects: 36 Things to Make with Shields and Proto Shields,” by our very own electronics guru Simon Monk, due out very soon!

Raspberry Pi Teaching Kids How to Code!


Developer of the Raspberry Pi, Eben Upton explains that his main goal was to teach basic programming skills to kids as young as 8 years old! Read a little more about Raspberry Pi:


Want to create an MP3 player? A bluetooth robot? Check out "Raspberry Pi Projects for the Evil Genius," by Donald Norris and you can do that and more:

Minecraft Players Take It Up a Notch!


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Players of the game Minecraft have taken it to the next level: building functioning hard drives that can read and write data. Read more:

Want to see what other machines you could build in Minecraft? Check out "Minecraft Mastery: Build Your Own Redstone Contraptions and Mods," by our very own Matthew Monk and Simon Monk: (there’s a free chapter 1 download you definitely don’t want to miss out on)!

Free chapter download “30 BeagleBone Black Projects for the Evil Genius”

Who doesn’t like some fiendishly fun Beaglebone Black projects? “30 BeagleBone Black Projects for the Evil Genius,” by Christopher Rush (out in September), is full of them! Don’t miss out on a free chapter download:!