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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.

Latest from Michael Colombo

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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. Read more »

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Last week I caught up with Richard Berwick, co-founder of the Dreambox, at UC Berkeley. The Dreambox is a 3D Printing vending machine. Read more »

I'll be the first to admit I haven't maintained these saws very well. Mea Culpa. But here's the take away: the longer one is a rip saw. Use it to cut along the grain. The shorter one is a cross-cut saw. Use it to cut across the grain.

There are a plethora of reasons to choose a hand saw over an electric in certain situations. But if you want to try them out, there are some things you need to know. Here are ten tips to help you on your way. Read more »

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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. Read more »

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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. Read more »

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Join me in my continuing journey to make a solid building material from plastic bags. My latest experiment has potential. How can you add to it? Read more »

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Who knew you could do so much with food packaging, let alone building an entire roller-coaster?! Read more »