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February 03, 2016 14:00 ET

Make: and Humble Bundle Books Geek Out on 3D Printing and Drones

Pay What You Want for the Best Books and Magazines on Personal Fabrication and Unmanned Aircraft!

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - February 03, 2016) - No longer merely niche interests for hobbyists, 3D printing and unmanned aerial vehicles are becoming more mainstream each day. Don't let this revolution in personal fabrication and high-flying fun pass you by. Moreover, don't spend too much to learn about them!

In conjunction with Humble Bundle, Make: releases terrific books and essential copies of Make: magazine in a special 3D Printing and Drones bundle at the price you want to pay. Valued at $183, and available through Humble Bundle Feb. 3-17 only, readers can pay any price they choose and support Maker Ed at the same time, helping to ensure that there are more opportunities for young people to learn and grow through Making.

This fresh bundle focuses on two of the most exciting topics currently at play in the Maker Movement: Drones and 3D Printing. Learn to pilot your own drone, and fix/print/fabricate anything you can imagine. What once seemed like the stuff of science fiction is now as ordinary as carrying a super computer around in your pocket and calling it a "telephone."

Customers can name their price for:

21st Century Robot: Sci-fi short stories are interwoven with real instructions for building your own walking, talking robot in this amazing book from a professional futurist.

•  Make : magazine, Volume 44: "Enter the Drone Zone."

•  Make : magazine, Volume 37: "Homegrown Drones."

• LEO the Maker Prince: Follow the adventures of LEO, a magical 3D printer, and his pal Carla in what is perhaps the first fiction tale about 3D printing ever written for kids!

• The Maker's Manual: A practical and comprehensive guide to becoming a hero of the new Industrial Revolution that is the Maker Movement.

• Make: 3D Printing: What do you need to know once you've taken your first steps into the world of 3D printing? This book gives you the tips, tricks, and skills you need. 

• Best of Make, Volume 2: Featuring 65 projects for all skill levels as chosen by our editors and taken from the pages of Make: magazine.

• The Makerspace Workbench: The ultimate guide to creating and outfitting your own Makerspace with instruction and amplification on everything from screwdrivers to 3D printers.

• Make: magazine, Volume 12: "Invasion of the Blimp Bots."

Customers who pay $15 or more will receive all of the above, plus:

3D Printing Projects: Learn to make nine different projects in this compilation book led by Printrbot founder Brook Drumm.

• Getting Started with Drones: Everything you need to know to build and safely operate your own personal unmanned aerial vehicle. 

Design for 3D Printing: Basics, how-tos, projects, and tips from the team that founded France's influential LeFabShop will help you 3D print like the pros even without design experience.

On Wednesday, Feb. 10, look for three new titles to join the bundle! Be sure to log in and see what they are.

Humble Bundle packages always support charity. Make: is proud to share proceeds with Maker Ed for this set of can-do deals. "We are thrilled to be once again bundling with our good friends at Make: in support of the fantastic Maker Ed," said Kelley Allen, Humble Bundle's Director of Books. "The Maker Movement endeavors to inspire the inner inventor within all of us by sparking creativity, resourcefulness and curiosity. Last year, I attended Maker Faire Bay Area and was blown away by the experience and the staggering amounts of imagination, inventiveness, and pure joy I found there." 

The Humble Bundle Make: 3D Printing and Drones bundle runs Wednesday, Feb. 3, through Wednesday, Feb. 17, at 11am PST. Learn more:

Maker Media is a global platform for connecting makers with each other, with products and services, and with our partners. Through media, events and ecommerce, Maker Media serves a growing community of makers who bring a DIY mindset to technology. Whether as hobbyists or professionals, makers are creative, resourceful and curious, developing projects that demonstrate how they can interact with the world around them. The launch of Make: magazine in 2005, followed by Maker Faire in 2006, jumpstarted a worldwide Maker Movement, which is transforming innovation, culture and education. Headquartered in San Francisco, Maker Media is the publisher of Make: magazine and the producer of Maker Faire. It also develops "getting started" kits and books that are sold in its Maker Shed store as well as in retail channels. The Make: brand caters to a universe of more than 25 million makers collectively across its Make: magazine,, Maker Faires, and Maker Shed properties.

Maker Education (Maker Ed) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating more opportunities for all young people to develop confidence, creativity, and interest in science, technology, engineering, math, art, and learning as a whole through making. Through its support of educators and communities, Maker Ed plays a national leadership role in both broadening access to and deepening the impact of meaningful making and learning experiences for youth. Maker Ed is a project of the Tides Center, a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit public charity.

Humble Bundle sells digital content through its pay-what-you-want bundle promotions and the Humble Store. When purchasing a bundle, customers choose how much they want to pay and decide where their money goes -- between the content creators, charity, and Humble Bundle. Since the company's launch in 2010, Humble Bundle has raised more than $65 million through the support of its community for a wide range of charities, providing aid for people across the world. For more information, please visit

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