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A warm welcome to Ben, Make: Labs’ newest recruit!  Although still a senior in high school, Ben has plenty of experience in making, and has lost no time in acquainting himself with the plethora of tools in our Lab. A favorite of his is the laser cutter, which he used to make his Big Button (shown below).  He is also enrolled in the new Project: Make class, and made his favorite project to date, the circuit bending keytar, as an assignment.  According to Ben, the class is “a great opportunity to learn more about the maker’s spirit.”  He has certainly brought that spirit to the Labs with him!


"What could be cooler than a laser that cuts anything I put in its path?" Not much!

“I saw Stevie Wonder live,” reminisces Ben, “and his keytar solos caught my attention. When I saw the prices online, however, I was a little shocked. Then I realized: I could make one for myself!”

[Photos by Gregory Hayes]


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