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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 person(s) inspired you to become a maker or set you on a new trajectory in what you make?

My father was making and fixing things for as long as I could remember. From working on VW Bugs, to a rooftop parabolic water heater, he taught me to be unafraid in learning new things; to plunge headlong into new ideas that I could cause to come to fruition.

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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