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Learn what you need to make just about anything - a product, an invention you've been dreaming about, or even a maker business.
Zero to Maker is part memoir, part guidebook for getting your own DIY project off the ground. If you're curious about the growing maker movement, start here.
Zero to Maker is part memoir, part guidebook for getting your own DIY project off the ground. If you're curious about the growing maker movement, start here.
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    1. Betsy Lipes
      on February 24, 2015

      Well, 2015... No book for me I guess.. Oh well.

    2. David Lang 2-time creator on December 1, 2013

      Hey Margaret,
      It should have shipped. Send me a private message and we'll get it sorted.

    3. Margaret R Pass on December 1, 2013

      Hello David,
      I know this undertaking is a herculean task for you to work through and complete…Just wondering how this project is moving along…from my side of things this is very exciting and I will continue to wait patiently for the real book and email from you. Thanks again and Best wishes!

    4. Steven Scuba Dawson on November 24, 2013

      Hello, am I still able to recieve the book, seeing as the link provided in my email created an account with no book within?!

    5. Steven Scuba Dawson on November 3, 2013

      I created an account from the link supplied in the email to acquire the book, and there is no book in my folder of books, are you able to just email me the book?

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      Mitchell Johnson on October 31, 2013

      Got mine yesterday. Cheers!

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      Kris on October 30, 2013

      @David, It arrived today! Many thanks!

    8. Praemus on October 30, 2013

      Got my copy a few days ago. Thank you, I really appreciate it!

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      JamesLechner on October 29, 2013

      Found my copy in the mailbox today. Thanks!

    10. David Lang 2-time creator on October 29, 2013

      It should be en route. Let me know in a week or so if it still isn't there.

      Also, for anyone else who's book is MIA, please SEND ME A PRIVATE MESSAGE via Kickstarter. It's much easier for me to keep track of those requests, rather than sorting through comments on different threads. Thanks!

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      Kris on October 29, 2013

      Hello David,

      I have yet not received my book.


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      Adam Scheuring on October 29, 2013

      I sent you a message regarding address change before you started shipping and nevet heard back...

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      Christopher John Goscomb on October 28, 2013

      David - thank you. Got the book at 6pm, read it by midnight and will be using some of the great ideas and references tomorrow. Great project brilliantly delivered. Thanks Chris

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      Christopher John Goscomb on October 28, 2013

      David - thank you. Got the book at 6pm, read it by midnight and will be using some of the great ideas and references tomorrow. Great project brilliantly delivered. Thanks Chris

    15. Ryan Huff on October 28, 2013

      Nevermind! David Lang is the greatest project creator ever! Answered my question via private mail. :)

    16. Ryan Huff on October 28, 2013

      Question for you guys and gals that have received yours, did you get a shipping notification? Or just an awesome surprise? I'm super stoked to get mine, as I've been reading through the ebook. Can't wait to flip through it with my hands. :)

    17. Deborah Kerr on October 23, 2013

      I just received my 'hc' and have it pack ready for flight on Thurs. Hoping for no delays but, if so, I can devour then. Thank you David. Hoping it can lead me to fruition on my current and future projects.

    18. Shawn Moore on October 17, 2013

      I just got my physical copy of the book and I wish I had more time to read it right now! I will be donating it to the high school I work at once I'm done with it. Thanks so much for the inspiration and best of luck to you going forward.

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      sanspoint on October 15, 2013

      I somehow ended up with two copies of the book! I think I'll donate one to my local library.

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    21. Brad on October 15, 2013

      Got the book, thanks David!!!

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      nickr on October 10, 2013

      I had problems with an old version of IE that i am forced to use at an undisclosed place - book simply not there. Switched to firefox and the ebook showed up. Perhaps that will help some people.

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      John (EBo) David on October 5, 2013

      I've had no end of problems with ORielies web site. How are we supposed to get the copy of the ebook?

    24. Michael Zions on October 2, 2013

      Got my ebook, hoping the print book arrives before the weekend. As people receive, could you post the general area you're in?

      Nice seeing you at Maker NYC, btw.

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      Alexandru Nedel on October 1, 2013

      Got the print books today. All delivered OK.

      The book is great: well written, inspiring and fresh.

    26. Steven Scuba Dawson on September 29, 2013

      I've haven't got an email from the address given either, can I get a resend as well?

    27. Threemoons on September 24, 2013

      Checked my spam filters, can I please get a resend? Also, the book is not showing up in my account on my link to the preview from back in July either....

    28. David Lang 2-time creator on September 24, 2013

      Hmm... All the ebook links should be out by tomorrow at the latest. Check spam for an email form

    29. Threemoons on September 23, 2013

      Still haven't gotten my e-book link yet....

    30. David Lang 2-time creator on September 10, 2013

      Hey Nick,

      Yes! It's available in a few places. Working on getting it to backers ASAP.

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      nickr on September 10, 2013

      @David - Is the final eBook available for backers yet? I just received this link saying it's available for purchase and download from the Maker Shed?

    32. David Lang 2-time creator on August 27, 2013

      Aaron (and others),
      The link should still be at the top of your screen when you log into Kickstarter if you haven't filled it out.

      Don't worry about the early-release book. The full digital version will be ready in just a few weeks, and will include all the updates and formatting. Update coming next week!


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      Aaron on August 21, 2013

      Hi David. What should a person do if they haven't received a link to the survey? I think I completed it, but I can't remember.

    34. MakerStash on July 31, 2013

      No rush at all, but I can't access the ebook and I completed the survey. I tried the link as well - james at makerstash dot com

    35. David Lang 2-time creator on July 30, 2013

      Got it. Thanks for all the feedback. We'll get to work on it.

      A few notes;

      1) If you're looking for PDF or Kindle version, those are coming. But aren't available quite yet. They will be available for download in a few weeks (closer to the release date).

      2) If you're signed into O'Reilly Atlas and can't find the book. Try this link:

      3) If Atlas isn't working for you, send me a message and expect an email from me.


    36. Brian P. on July 30, 2013

      I'm with Mr. Red Beard...I got the email to visit Atlas Beta but I see a blank page on the Log In screen, and can't give you my details to get the eBook. Please help!

    37. Mr. Red Beard on July 30, 2013

      I got the email but I can't get the eBook.

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      Heide Hibbard Reed on July 30, 2013

      I responded to survey and did not get an e-book

    39. Josh Harney on July 24, 2013

      Hi David,

      I don't think I'm the first, but I made my account, and I have no ebook. Survey long since completed.



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      RJ on July 17, 2013

      Hi David,
      I'm trying the oreilly sign_in link sent out in update #12 but there doesn't appear to be any way to "Create Account" (nowhere to enter credentials even). Will I need to wait for the rest of the file formats?

    41. Tucker Casanova on July 16, 2013

      I wasn't able to find the book on O'reilly.

    42. Bhargava Manja on July 13, 2013

      Responded to the survey, didn't get the early release book on O'Reilly

    43. Evaristo Ramos on July 12, 2013

      The book is absolutely awesome, I owe you more money.


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      Wilson Afonso on July 11, 2013

      I definitely responded to the survey - no book, though.

    45. gareth kennerley on July 11, 2013

      Such a tease :) I think I responded to the survey.... I may Have dreampt it but no book - My email address is - Thanks David

    46. David Lang 2-time creator on July 9, 2013

      Brandon - As soon as possible! I'm working with the team at O'Reilly right now--hammering out all the technical details of loading 2,582 people into the system. I want to make sure it works smoothly the first time. Sorry for the delay!

    47. Brandon Chenier on July 9, 2013

      when does the ebook go out?

    48. David Lang 2-time creator on June 17, 2013

      @John - Sorry about that. You don't. Many people are getting the physical book, and I only made one survey. Feel free to put a fake address if you're not comfortable.

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      John Lindsay on June 15, 2013

      Why must I enter a valid street address for online only delivery?

    50. Sarah Smith on June 11, 2013

      Excellent! Looking forward to it.

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