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MAKE’s Open Source Gift Guide

I love MAKE Magazine – it’s one of the few that I subscribe to. I also started AfriGadget in part because of MAKE, and also because of my love for gadgets, hand-made projects and the realization that people just don’t know how much of this goes on in Africa.

Anyway, MAKE has released an “Open Source Gift Guide“:

There are hundreds of gift guides this holiday season filled with junk you can buy – but a lot of time you actually don’t own it, you can’t improve upon it, you can’t share it or make it better, you certainly can’t post the plans, schematics and source code either. We want to change that, we’ve put together our picks of interesting open source hardware projects, open source software, services and things that have the Maker-spirit of open source.

Open Source Gift Guide

You’ve really got to check this one out.


  1. One of my favorites on the list is the “Daisy” Mp3 player. I’m so pleased to see how much attention mobile phones are getting and innovative uses dreamed up in the developing world. I think these players have tremendous potential too. The “Daisy” addresses a number of problems with the iPod for use in the developing world, not insignificantly the battery!

  2. Nice nice nice! I am downloading the stellarium software now…THX!

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