Ponoko has a very cool new service called Photomake. You draw something with pencil and paper and upload it to Ponoko, and they will turn it into a "real life product."
This means you do not need to use graphics software to make something. This significantly lowers the entry barrier for all creative people who can hand draw using pen and paper but do not know how to use design software.Photomake
The first 100 Boing Boing readers to make something using Photomake will go into the draw to get their product made and delivered for free. To qualify they just need to enter “BoingBoing” in the Special Delivery Instructions text box on their way through the checkout.
Mark Frauenfelder is the founder of Boing Boing and the editor-in-chief of MAKE and Cool Tools. Twitter: @frauenfelder. His new book is Maker Dad: Lunch Box Guitars, Antigravity Jars, and 22 Other Incredibly Cool Father-Daughter DIY Projects