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I love that, for many of us here at MAKE, our families and friends get actively involved in sending us possible material for the magazine and site. Today, we ran a piece on some repair and maintenance tips from editorial assistant Laura Cochrane’s dad. And tonight, our creative director, Daniel Carter, sent along this video, emailed to him by his father, Don.

Very interesting idea. And it makes a certain kind of sense. There’s certainly no shortage of road surface. I wonder how daunting the engineering challenges are — that whole driving on glass thing? And then, there’s the immense expense. Still… [Thanks, Daniel! Thanks, Don!]

Solar highways

Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn is a freelancer writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor for Boing Boing and WINK Books. And he has a new best-of writing collection and “lazy man’s memoir,” called Borg Like Me.


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