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Hey there MAKERbuino people, what’s cooking?

An amazing month is behind us here in the MAKERbuino HQ.
Here’s what we’ve been doing:

1) We were exhibiting MAKERbuino at Maker Faire Rome – the biggest Maker Faire in the whole of Europe.

Exhibiting MAKERbuino at Europe's largest Maker Faire - Maker Faire Rome
Exhibiting MAKERbuino at Europe’s largest Maker Faire – Maker Faire Rome

The organizers of the faire awarded us with the Maker of merit prize – a blue ribbon that is annually given to exceptional exhibitors.

The organizers awarded us with the Maker of merit prize!
The organizers awarded us with the Maker of merit prize!

At the same Maker Faire, we were chilling with Aurelien Rodot, the creator of the Gamebuino project.

Chilling with Aurelien Rodot - the creator of Gamebuino
Chilling with Aurelien Rodot – the creator of Gamebuino

The MAKERbuino project would not be possible without a great amount of support from the Gamebuino team, especially its creator – Aurelien.

In case you already don’t know, the Gamebuino team recently released a Kickstarter campaign for their new project called Gamebuino META – it’s a sequel to the original Gamebuino – a game console that heavily influenced MAKERbuino and motivated me to start MAKERbuino’s Kickstarter campaign. 

Gamebuino META was recently successfully funded on Kickstarter!
Gamebuino META was recently successfully funded on Kickstarter!

Gamebuino META was recently successfully funded on Kickstarter and can be preordered on the official website.

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2) Zagreb Connect startup competition – 1st place

We’ve pitched the idea behind MAKERbuino to a team of judges and business angel investors on one of Croatia’s biggest startup competitions organized by Zagreb (the capital of Croatia) and the Croatian Business Angels Network (CRANE).

We’ve also snatched the first prize – a bicycle and ~USD10k!

Zagreb Connect startup competition - 1st place
Zagreb Connect startup competition – 1st place

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3) Everybody wanted a MAKERbuino for Christmas.

In late November/early December this year, we’ve experienced the biggest demand for MAKERbuinos since the initial Kickstarter campaign.

Because of that, we had to close all orders on 8th December and are still recovering from the Christmas market.
New MAKERbuinos are being made as we speak, preorders are open and if you order your MAKERbuino today, you’ll get it in January.

We're exhausted... Everybody wanted this bad boy under their Christmas tree
We’re exhausted… Everybody wanted this bad boy under their Christmas tree

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4) Official MAKERbuino T-shirts are available in the shop. 
As many of you have requested, official MAKERbuino T-shirts will from now on be available in the webshop.
https://www.makerbuino.com/product/makerbuino-t-shirt/ 

Official T-shirts can now be found in the shop!
Official T-shirts can now be found in the shop!

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5) MAKERbuino team wishes you happy holidays! 

Enjoy a few days of turkey-induced slumber with your family, you deserve it!

MAKERbuino team wishes you happy holidays!
MAKERbuino team wishes you happy holidays!

Keep making!
xoxo
Albert and the rest of the MAKERbuino team

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