Introduction: Make a Maker's Notebook

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Have you ever look at a Maker's Notebook and said, "What a waste of money!" You can easily make your own Maker's Notebook. This may not be exactly like the Maker's Notebook, but it's pretty close.

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I have no responsibility to what following the instructable causes: this includes any damage to yourself, any other person, or any property.
I'm not affiliated with Make, Staples, Bic, or Amazon.
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Step 1: Solution 1

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This is a simple way to make a Maker's Notebook
Get yourself a graph paper notebook like the one in the picture. Then get this. This is a great reference book.
Done!

Step 2: Solution 2 Part 1

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First of all, this is for those of you who want a sturdier notebook. Go out and buy some graph paper, without the holes. I chose 1/2 cm. squares. Use the paper to follow this tutorial to bind them together. It's a really great tutorial that I've used countless times.

Step 3: Solution 2 Part 2

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Take a pen and write in the reference material on the back pages, you can adjust it to what you need. Then, photo copy it for another note book.
Ideas for reference:
periodic table ( just print out a copy )
conversions
constants
formulas
electric schematic symbols
mores code
etc.

Step 4: Pen Holder

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This is how to give your notebooks a Pen holder.

Step 5: Enjoy!

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Now that you have a great notebook, enjoy! Also, please comment on any suggestions, or mistakes! Keep in mind that this is my first instructable.

Comments

static (author)2012-01-14

I use a 3 ring binder, and loose leaf paper, both college ruled, graph paper. I used a hole punch to make separators from file folders. I would think it would be great to see a collaborative effort to make this project all it could be. Volunteers editing files of reference data that could be printed out, and included in the notebook. Not one big file like the Glover pocket reference, but smaller individual files so one can print out the reference data, they will actually need. Most of the data is in the public domain

Lftndbt (author)2008-11-25

Oh that is priceless!! "Have you ever look at a Maker's Notebook and said, "What a waste of money!" " and you submit to Make: nice touch. LoL

static (author)Lftndbt2012-01-14

I agree priceless, for for another reason. Priceless, because this instructable represents the very essence of DIY. The Maker Make's note book is over price for what you get. For the same cost this instructable will net one a graph paper notebook, and reference data well beyond what's found in the "official" Maker's notebook

PKM (author)2008-11-26

I'd add a page with the blank paper/acetate transparency trick so you can have a reusable whiteboard page- maybe even for the back cover? Otherwise, good job.

CapinPorcupine (author)PKM2008-11-29

thats what im doing with mine. great instructable!

care to elaborate?

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