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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: What mishaps or near-misses have you had while working on a project, and how did you learn from them?

I was once building a telepresence setup and stereotypically hit my thumb with a hammer. It had to be lanced and I learned to try not to put myself into any more knuckle-busting situations.

Post your responses in the comments section.

Michael Colombo

In addition to being an online editor for MAKE Magazine, Michael Colombo works in fabrication, electronics, sound design, music production and performance (Yes. All that.) In the past he has also been a childrens’ educator and entertainer, and holds a Masters degree from NYU’s Interactive Telecommunications Program.


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