A while back I already did talk with stickster, about an article series addressing the Maker community. The background on my side and how it started is, I rework my Inkscape book and test a lot available extensions.
Some interesting extensions for that area are already installed by default in Inkscape like the GCode tools (but their possibilties are badly documented) But there are more like Ink/Stitch, which is a huge suite (with its own emulator) for designing embroidery.
There is also a extension available for PCB design and a lot more interesting for the Maker community.
Currently I working on the papercraft extensions. Working means, I submitted my results as article for the german LinuxUser magazine, some of the articles already published been picked up by US/UK LinuxMagazine.
I would start with the MAKE more with Inkscape part where could be articles published like:
- font design
- create stroke fonts (imortant ttf/otf are outline fonts for cutter/plotter fine on engraving/embroidery it creates sometimes trouble and you need stroke fonts) btw. Inkscape brings 3 or 4 stroke fonts by default look under the extensions Hershey-Fonts
- GCode tools must I explain what GCode is?
- Papercraft extensions
- PCB design
- Instrument scale/knob scale designs there are a few extensions for this
- and for Christmas we might bake some Fedora cookies, where we design a cookie cutter just Inkscape which can be 3D printed (without the need of any 3D program)
If the people like the MAKE more series, it can be extended, I wrote and tested some other interesting programs already like KXStitch for designing X-Stitch embroidery.
So what you think