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When we post new content on MAKE, we love hearing from our readers. Whether the comments be informative, insightful, or funny, here are our favorites from the past week, from Makezine, our Facebook page, Google+ Community, and Twitter.

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In the article Tool Tales: The Pump Drill, Mike Wirth commented:

I was tempted to say “the first cordless drill”, but wait — it has a cord! :-)

In the piece MAKE Asks: Bucket List Builds, chuck remarks:

The Radioisotopophone! A musical instrument consisting of individual Geiger counters with their probes in sealed containers containing various radioactive samples. Each probe is connected via a momentary push button arranged like keys. By carefully selecting your samples you can ‘tune’ the rate of the clicks to create a tunable static effect. Post apocalyptic rave!

On MAKE’s Facebook page, Erik Burman responded to the Ice Tube Clock Kit in the Makers Shed by saying:

I built one of these a while back. It’s a thing of beauty! I was worried that the VFD tube might burn out eventually so I ordered more on ebay. Now it’ll last forever! To do list: Set it up for GPS accuracy.

On the Make Twitter page we saw this:

In the article Machine Scrapes Oreos Clean of Cream, andytanguay responded with:

This is explains a lot of Portlandia.

It’s marvelously frivolous!

Like these comments? Be sure to sound off in the comments! You could be in next week’s column.

Michael Colombo

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.


  • http://www.kipc7800color.com Mark

    So, is it cool to make comments about a comment post?

    • hexmonkey

      commented on your comment about the comment post. Yay recursivity!

      • chuck

        Now someone has to make a comment about your comment about his comment about the comment post that is so clever that it makes it into next week’s ‘Your Comments’ post. Is this the meta all the kids are talking about?

        • http://www.facebook.com/michaelcolombo Michael Colombo

          Patient OP is patient. How far will they stretch this?

          • chuck

            Until all the comments are one character wide. Then we’ll go back to making stuff.

          • http://alandove.com Alan Dove

            Sadly, comments seem to be limited to five levels deep. If this thread makes the next “Your Comments” post, though, we could continue.