Join the editors of MAKE for a live and online conversation on Google+ today about our just-released new issue–Volume 33. The theme of the magazine is “software for makers” so we’ll be checking in with the founders of Makey Makey about their “banana piano” project featured in the magazine. Getting Started with Raspberry Pi authors Matt Richardson and Shawn Wallace will be on hand to talk about their must-have book for Rasp Pi enthusiasts, also featured in the the magazine. And there’s more. We’ll be hanging out with Patrick Callahan from the Power Racing Series, a Maker Faire favorite that adorns the cover of the issue. And MAKE technical editor Sean Ragan will be in the house to talk about his CNC joinery project detailed in the magazine.
This will be a jam-packed half hour so be sure to tune in right here at 2pm PST and 5pm EST. If you’ve got questions for any of the participants be sure to post them in the comments and we’ll do our best to answer them.
Adafruit has had paid day off for voting for our team for years, if you need help getting that going for your organization, let us know – we can share how and why we did this as well as the good results. Here are some resources for voting by mail, voting in person, and some NY resources for our NY based teams as well. If there are additional resources to add, please let us know – adafruit.com/vote
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