We’re thrilled to have our buddy Bill Gurstelle as a guest author on Make: Online for the next month. I’ve had the profound pleasure of knowing some really delightful and brilliant eccentrics in my life, folks whose response to “think outside the box” is “what box?” This guy works beyond the box. One thing I love about Bill is his deep sense of child-like wonder and enthusiasm for the physical world and the magic it encodes. He can come up with the most outlandish ideas and pitch them to Dale with a straight face (“How about a MAKE “prison tech” issue?” “Can we do an article in MAKE about making your own fireworks?”) And, of course, he’s always at the ready to creatively and spectacularly blow stuff up. He’s a mischievous kid with a valid ID and a grownup’s bank account.
Bill has been involved with MAKE from the beginning. He serves on our Technical Advisory Board and is a Contributing Editor to the magazine. He was also a producer of Make: television and one of its on-air talents. Bill is the author of a number of best-selling books, including Backyard Ballistics and Whoosh-Boom-Splat: The Garage Warrior’s Guide to Building Projectile Shooters. His most recent work, Absinthe & Flamethrowers, is a meditation on the art of living dangerously, with projects!
So, please give a round warm of applause to… Bill Gurstelle…
Notes from the Technology Underground (Bill’s blog)