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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


The Genie is a guitarist who surrounds himself with a phalanx of tech that drops more grooves than a five piece band. Find out how he does it. Read more »

The famous faster-than-the-wind cart that caused such a stir on the MAKE blog, is up for sale! Read more »


Cliff Stoll is a prototypical mad scientist. His white hair juts out like it's been hit with a jolt of static electricity, and his demeanor is just as energetic. I visited thinking I'd be covering his R/C forklift, but was drawn in for an afternoon of conversation and gadgetry. Read more »

After a bit of sanding, Mumm-Ra has a nice little spot to chill in. What will you use your box for?

At some point we're all going to need to build a box. Whether it's to keep a tool safe, or build a project enclosure, knowing how to make a box that's a custom size really comes in handy. Read more »


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 »


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 »

If you need to use tape on the exterior of your project, consider placing it in a way that will bolster your piece's aesthetic. You can use it to make trim, pin stripes, or go all out and make art out of the tape itself.

Tape, tape, tape! There are so many different kinds and so many applications. Tape can be used for the jankiest repairs up to near-permanent fastening. Here are some pointers Read more »


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