• Vega Edge

    A wearable light designed to work with your wardrobe.

    A versatile, fashionable, wearable light that can clip to the edge of any piece of clothing--great for cycling, running, or walking at night. How have you lived without it?

  • A Hundred Tiny Hands: Toys for Your Brilliant Lil' Inventor

    Reinvent learning: make science fun and invent the next generation of inventors!

    Kits for young inventors. These toys let kids invent, design, and sell their technology toys and products.

  • Made in USA: MOHOP Infinitely Interchangeable Shoes

    ROBOTS, ARTISANS & YOU collaborate to create custom-fit, vegan, eco-friendly sandals that express your personal style.

    Help these Makers go big, and get a four-headed CNC machine and more lasers to amp up their Vegas manufacturing facility. Because, well, shoes (and robots and lasers).

  • Pegasus Touch Laser SLA 3D Printer: Low cost, High Quality

    Touchscreen LCD desktop 3D printer starting <$2k using LASER based tech for high speed prints, 7"x7"x9" build area, and detail.

    3D printing gets better & cheaper. Plus, lasers.

  • Aaron Swartz Documentary - The Internet's Own Boy

    An investigative documentary from director Brian Knappenberger about the life of the internet pioneer and activist Aaron Swartz.

    Aaron was a hacker, a deep thinker, a freedom fighter, and a Friend of O'Reilly. It's important to remember his story, and build on his amazing body of work.

  • The Othermill: Custom Circuits at Your Fingertips

    An easy to use, affordable, computer controlled mill. Take all your DIY projects further with custom circuits and precision machining.

    Awesome mini-milling machine, perfected for making custom circuit boards, but can cut almost everything. You know you want one.


    Help ensure that "THE TANK," an acoustical wonder and world class reverberant space, remains a valued musical resource for all to share

    Here's an endangered sonic space worth saving--a 60’ tall, 30’ wide rusted steel water tank. Listen to what it does to sound!

  • Battle Rap Histories of Epic Science (Brahe's Battles)

    Five professional music videos. Made by middle schoolers. Covering debates in science history. Rosalind Franklin wants her Nobel Prize.

    How to get kids excited about science in those distracting "tween" years? Have 'em make videos of their own science rap, of course. "Now I'm gonna kick it, gonna kick it like Crick."

  • Hale Dreamer: Get more sleep with a smart Android alarm dock

    A full-featured alarm dock that intelligently screens your calls and quiets notifications to help you get more sleep.

    Take control of the beeps and flashes, and sleeep.

  • Bartendro - A Cocktail Dispensing Robot

    Bartendro is a modular and open-source cocktail dispensing robot!

    A robot that mixes drinks? Yes, please.

  • Nova: the wireless flash for better iPhone & Android photos

    A bright new way to take better photos. Carry this slim, wireless flash in your wallet and transform your photos with great light.

    An answer to the built-in problems with flashes on mobiles. Plus, cute.

  • Bikes in Space: Taking the Lane #10

    An anthology of feminist science fiction about bicycling.

    Because the world absolutely needs "an anthology of feminist science fiction about bicycling."

  • Open Well-Tempered Clavier - Ba©h to Bach

    Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier, without copyright: a new recording, digital score, and braille edition for blind musicians.

    Open source meets classical music.

  • Updating "Producing Open Source Software" for 2nd Edition

    It's time to update my 2005 book "Producing Open Source Software: How to Run a Successful Free Software Project". Help me do it right.

    A great author, a useful book, and a good cause.

  • Structure Sensor: Capture the World in 3D

    Scan objects and rooms in 3D, play augmented reality games, and develop mobile apps with 3D vision. For iPad, yet hackable.

    And the consumer 3D sensing wave begins!

  • 3D printed kits of the Ffestiniog Englands from laser scans.

    The Ffestiniog Englands are the world's oldest working narrow gauge engines. We're laser scanning them to make the most accurate kits.

    Build incredibly accurate (yay, laser scanning!) plastic models of 150-year-old train engines. Once you do that, learn how to pronounce Ffestiniog.

  • ZERO TO MAKER: A Re-Skilling Guide for New Makers

    Learn what you need to make just about anything - a product, an invention you've been dreaming about, or even a maker business.

    You, too, can be a Maker. David Lang lays out what he learned in his journey from unemployed office worker to co-founder of OpenROV, a DIY underwater robotics community startup.

  • CLOUDS Interactive Documentary

    CLOUDS is a documentary exploring creativity through the lens of code

    Many FOOs are featured in this beautifully filmed documentary about code as art.

  • Bounce 2: Notes

    A great app for kids! It's a physics based musical app, full of colorful shapes and fun multitouch gestures.

    Making music with physics? We'd think this was awesome even if it wasn't by our former intern (and the son of O'Reilly developer Tim Allwine).

  • Los Angeles Makerspace: A Family Friendly Innovation Hub

    LA Makerspace needs 3D Printers, a Laser Cutter, and Open Project Time for Members to Innovate.

    Awesome project to bring DIY community to LA

  • DecodeDC

    Washington is broken. You are not. Help DecodeDC report stories that really matter.

    In this new podcast, NPR vet Andrea Seabrook sets out to explain how the sausage of policy is made.

  • The Adventures of Ned the Neuron

    An interactive electronic story and activity book about the amazing Brain, for kids ages 7-11.

    A great way to teach kids about how their brain works.

  • PLYMPTON: Serialized Fiction for Digital Readers

    Imagine the novel, updated. We're a new literary studio creating compelling, serialized stories for the future of reading.

    Stories, new forms for authors and readers, and the joy of old-fashioned anticipation--what's not to love?


    A bold mission to save species on the brink, from the Oscar-winning filmmakers of The Cove.

    A film on eco hacking to save the planet, from the Oceanic Preservation Society.

  • The Happiest Place : A Journey Across Bhutan

    A documentary capturing an unprecedented, border-to-border crossing of Bhutan - one of the happiest places on earth.

    An exploration of what matters most, and a call for considered, responsible progress. Music by our favorite avant cellist, Friend (and neighbor) of O'Reilly Zoe Keating, plus the amazing Imogene Heap.

  • The LISA Conference: Leaders in Software and Art

    Fire up your creativity! Come to NYC this fall to meet and get inspired by today's most exciting cutting-edge tech artists.

    Art + Technology = Awesome.

  • Public Lab DIY Spectrometry Kit

    This DIY kit helps analyze materials and contaminants. We need your help to build a library of open-source spectral data.

    Anyone with a smartphone can be an environmental detective--investigate chemical spills, diagnose crop diseases, identify contaminants in household products, even analyze homebrew beer.

  • Ninja Standing Desk

    The world's first portable STANDING DESK. Perfect for travelers, contractors, or those tight on space!

    Sitting kills. Stand wherever you're working.

  • blink(1), the USB RGB LED

    blink(1) is a small USB light to give you glanceable notice of anything on your computer or the internet.

    The great team behind the BlinkM is now creating a very simple ambient device. It's just an LED on a USB stick.

  • The Silver Cord -- A Techno-Epic Graphic Novel

    A long graphic novel about robots in a religious war with angels; at the center a half-breed girl who must save them all.

    Robots, angels, Kevin Kelly and crew. Who wouldn't want to read this?

  • TAGTOOL Stylus Titanium Pencil & Pens for iPad and iPhone

    We love mechanical pencils, fountain & rollerball pens, and stylus nibs so we pulled them all together in the ultimate creators set.

    If you need a pen & a stylus then the beautiful TAGTOOL might be the perfect choice.

  • Sierra Zulu

    Sierra Zulu is a dark political sci-fi action comedy about the grotesque world we live in. And it has a frickin' creature!

    A feature film by art tech theory group monochrom, produced by the Vienna-based film production company Golden Girls.

  • LUMOback: The Smart Posture Sensor

    Revolutionary posture sensor and mobile app. Your mom will never nag you again!

    Wearable posture sensor--you probably need it!

  • Expanding Eyebeam's Public Presence in Chelsea

    Eyebeam = open source & open content; to make what we do open to all, we are creating a new public space for books, exhibits & coffee.

    Eyebeam does an amazing job providing artists with technology support. Their events do a great job of showcasing the resulting work. Help them build out their space.

  • OpenROV - The Open Source Underwater Robot

    OpenROV is an open-source underwater robot for exploration and education. We want to provide kits for the DIY community.

    Making underwater exploration possible for everyone!

  • Songs for Children Sung by Characters from Shakespeare

    Nursery rhymes that address specific children's issues and also encourage them to independently discover the world of Shakespeare.

    This interactive app engages young children with beautiful music and uses language immersion techniques to introduce them to the world of Shakespeare. Daeshin is obsessed with Shakespeare (travels the world to Shakespeare festivals) and making the stories accessible to kids.

  • Borg Like Me, the Writings of Gareth Branwyn

    Cyberculture pioneer Gareth Branwyn (Boing Boing, Mondo 2000, Wired, MAKE) presents a compelling collection of his work.

    Great stuff from a guy who always has a smart (and entertaining) take on tech, the future, and everything.

  • Modkit Micro: The Easiest Way to Program Microcontrollers

    Modkit Micro is the easiest way to program a growing list of open hardware platforms from Arduino to Wiring.

    Scratch is a great way to learn to program. Modkit extends that model to hardware. Now go build a laser!

  • Safecast X Kickstarter Geiger Counter

    Safecast launched a year ago thanks in part to Kickstarter. We're making an awesome limited edition geiger counter to say thanks!

    Help the Safecast team build an open hardware geiger counter. The project was originally started to collect data about Fukushima.

  • XOXO Festival

    A festival this September in Portland, Oregon bringing together artists and toolmakers to celebrate disruptive creativity.

    Andy has been chronicling and creating indie internet culture for years. This should be a great event.

  • Hexy the Hexapod - Low-Cost Six-Legged Open Robot

    Robotic Hexapod kit. Cute, cheap, easy and fun intro to advanced robots. Arduino-powered, and all Open Hardware/Software.

    We love watching this toy walk. Seems like a great way to learn about robotics.

  • MaKey MaKey: An Invention Kit for Everyone

    Ever played Mario on Play-Doh or Piano on Bananas? Alligator clip the Internet to your world and start inventing the future.

    Another engineering toy for kids (and adults). I've personally seen this one in action at MIT's Media Lab.

  • Roominate: Make It Yours!

    The toy where every young girl is an artist, engineer, architect and visionary!

    Great idea for getting girls involved in technology at a young age.

  • rails.app

    Let's make Rails on OS X easy again! "Install this .app. Good job, you now have a working Rails install!"

    Rails is coming back to OS X by core team member Yehuda Katz. Sounds awesome.

  • Galileo. Your iOS in Motion.

    Galileo is an iOS-controlled, robotic motion platform for iPhones and iPod Touches.

    Really smart way to make any recent iOS device a remote sensing device.

  • SparkLab: the educational build-mobile!

    A big red truck filled with cutting-edge maker tools that goes from school to school, bringing the joy of building back to kids.

    Because schools need more making (and less sitting & listening).

  • Distance: long essays about design, published quarterly.

    Three essays, five thousand words each, every three months. We want to build a better conversation with you.

    Long-form essays on web-design by practitioners. "nuff said.

  • Newsmotion

    Newsmotion is a civic media, public art and documentary storytelling initiative.

    The OWS movement is launching a site for citizen journalism. It is designed to protect anonymous sources, while still getting their story heard. This platform will be open-sourced for movements around the world.


    The world is full of big stories. We don't want them to go missing.

    Investigative, in-depth and independent reporting on the sciences and technology

  • Computing: a Documentary of the Human Experience

    A transmedia project engaging audiences of all ages in the story of the technology that has changed humanity.

    Because history matters.

  • ClockOS: Billet Aluminum or Steampunk versions

    A modern LED Clock that is beautiful to own, and beautiful to give. Easily change colors to match your decor.

    This beautiful device is open-source. We love seeing the Arduino used for consumer electronics.

  • Multi-Touch Keyboard and Mouse

    Multi-touch keyboards and mice are the next generation in quality computer peripherals.

    It's just two steps away from the Minority Report.

  • Hello, Skater Girl

    Hello, Skater Girl is a photography book of girl skateboarders.

    Mobile researcher Julian Bleecker is sharing his other passion, skateboarding.

  • Cross Urban: Exhibition, Public Programs + Publications

    Traveling exhibition for an ongoing photographic project between two Colombian artists who share a love for cities + language.

    Photography, culture, language--what's not to like?

  • Twine : Listen to your world, talk to the Internet

    A wireless square with sensors and a simple web app to set rules, Twine tells you what your things are doing by email, text or Twitter.

    Pretty awesome looking project that'll help you connect your house & belongs to the internet in no time.

  • Guatemala’s Lost Photographs

    The goal is to donate 1,300 copies of this photo book of Guatemala's civil war to its public schools and universities.

    Get this book, "the visual memory of Guatemala's civil war," published and in the hands of every teacher in Guatemala.

  • Dark Sky - Weather Prediction, Reinvented

    Down-to-the-minute weather prediction for your exact location. Accompanied by stunning high-resolution radar animations.

    Using public data to create value for everyone...

  • Don't Go Back to School: A handbook for learning anything

    A how-to guide for independent learning, with concrete strategies plus stories of people who learn on their own and how they do it.

    Self-learning is good for the soul and author Kio Stark is a good person to guide you.

  • Global Village Construction Set

    Sharing the world's first low-cost, DIY, open-source Tractor, Compressed Earth Brick Press, Power Cube, and Soil Pulverizer.

    Open source hardware powers community development.

  • TouchFire: The Screen-Top Keyboard for iPad

    TouchFire is a thin, feather-weight device that puts the "touch" back into typing - it makes your iPad feel like a normal keyboard!

    Touchscreens only go so far. Sometimes tactile feedback is the way to go.

  • Romo– The Smartphone Robot

    Romo is a highly functional robotic toy that uses your smartphone as its brain.

    I always knew my smartphone was a robot-in-waiting.

  • 3 Day Egyptian Maker Space - Expanding the Maker Movement

    A movement is changing the way we learn and work. Bring a Maker Space to Cairo, help support DIY culture and entrepreneurship!

    Bring Maker Faire to Africa -- again!

  • The Nature of Code Book Project

    A book about applying topics from mathematics, physics, and generative algorithms to computational systems. With Processing!

    Already successful, but this project is so awesome (as is the author) that we had to highlight it.

  • Mindfire: Big Ideas for Curious Minds

    The definitive, best of collection of provocative and inspiring short essays by bestselling author Scott Berkun.

    Berkun always has great ideas. His books are excellent at bringing the reader along for the ride.

  • Rhode Island Mini Maker Faire 2011

    Celebrate New England D.I.Y. with Rhode Island’s own Mini Maker Faire, held at Waterfire in the Creative Capital—Providence, RI.

    Bring the makers together!

  • Physical GIF

    Physical GIF turns animated GIFs into delightful coffee table toys. With a laser cutter and a strobe we give GIFs life off the screen.

    Moving something from online to offline is always challenging. I love the novel approach this project took.

  • Teagueduino: Learn to Make

    Teagueduino is an open source electronic board that allows you to realize creative ideas without soldering or knowing how to code.

    Sometimes kits like this are the best way to learn something technical.

  • Pulse Sensor: an Open Source Heart-rate Sensor that Rocks

    A well-designed plug-and-play heart-rate sensor for Arduino. Put live heartbeats into your project lickety-split.

    OS Health Hardware FTW!

  • ExtraCore (Arduino Compatible)

    ExtraCore is a 1" x 1" 22 I/O pin Arduino Compatible. It's 1.7 grams and 16mhz of tiny Arduino style coolness.

    Arduino kicked off the OS hardware revolution. Keep it growing.

  • Balance of Powers

    An alt-history Cold War-era spy adventure, told over 8 weeks online, by email, and through the post.

    From one of our Foos.

  • QuNeo, 3D Multi-touch Open Source MIDI & USB Pad Controller

    QuNeo is a break-through 3D pad controller for electronic musicians, digital DJs, VJs & DIY hackers providing multi-touch control.

    Mmmm, multi-touch controller....

  • "You Don't Know JS" (book series)

    A book series exploring the parts of JavaScript that we all think we understand but don't REALLY know.

    You're using JavaScript--why not grok it all the way? Help Kyle help you, with this "exploration of the mysterious, confusing, complex, and controversial parts of JavaScript."