Make: Asks is a weekly column where we ask you, our readers, for responses to maker-related questions. We hope the column sparks interesting conversation and is a way for us to get to know more about each other.

This week’s question: When and how did you find out about Maker culture? Whether it was through MAKE or some other avenue, how did it make you feel when you made this discovery?

I was hanging out with some geek friends of mine about five years ago and was trying to hash out a plan for a guitar pedal. One of them went into the other room and slapped a copy of MAKE on the table and said “here, try this.” That was the moment when the world of makers unfolded for me.

Post your responses in the comments section.