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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 Watch This Apartment Building on Governors Island Go “Boom!” and Implode, Louis Minsky comments:

I reversed some footage of the implosion. It looks like the building is building constructed super fast: http://youtu.be/zs-udCZJsns

In the piece An Early Maker Story from Holland, bertoaussems remarks:

Dank je Jan, voor je uitstekend verhaal. This story, is worth telling. In the fifties, about 70 hobbyclubs where initiated in the Netherlands, only 6 of them still exists. The clubs housing was mostly in the patronaat beside the church. Philips, electronic industry, was sponsering the clubs because they needed many technicians. Just some month’s ago I published about hobbyclubs in the Netherlands on my blog. See safarana dot com, Berto’s blog. It’s good to raise historical awareness; to place the Maker movement in a broader international context. Nice pictures.

On MAKE’s Twitter page, Chris Osborn contributed this:

On MAKE’s Google+ Community, maker Mike Barela shared:

The Internet Archive has 145 issues of Radio-Electronics magazine from 1980s and 1990s online. Many great project ideas for making and some cool history on trends in the hobby over the years.

In the article MAKE Asks: Roadside Hacks, Karl Bielefeldt responded with:

One time on a camping trip the derailleur on my wife’s bicycle basically exploded, rendering it unridable. A couple days later driving back home, the accelerator cable in our pickup snapped in the middle of nowhere. It was pretty late, so we got a tow back to the nearest small town to spend the night. In the morning, we found out it would take two days to get a replacement shipped.

However, we happened to have a broken bicycle with three perfectly good cables. We used one to replace the truck’s accelerator cable, intending to install the “real” cable if we had any future issues with it. It worked perfectly for the remaining three years we owned that truck.

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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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