In January 2005 O’Reilly Media Inc. (O’Reilly Media) – one of the largest computer book publishers – released MAKE Magazine (MAKE), a quarterly focused on small scale electro-mechanical and digital technologies. One year later in an issue entitled Backyard Biology, the magazine featured several projects where materials such as small fish, snails, strawberries, DNA, plant’s sexual organs and mushrooms were laid out with the appropriate tools and instructions. The same year the MAKE editorial team inaugurated the first Maker Faire – a two day fair dedicated to the celebration of the ‘maker mindset’. From 2009 onwards, an increasing number of DIYbio network members became regular participants of Maker Faires. While the members of this “organization dedicated to making biology an accessible pursuit for citizen scientists, amateur biologists and biological engineers who value openness and safety” (DIYbio, 2008) started to also refer to themselves as ‘makers’.