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


A story about a failed doomed cardboard moon, and a surprising exhibit that replaces it three years later. Read more »


I took some time to talk to kinetic sculptor Eric Hagan and what he'll be up to at Maker Faire NY this year. 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 »

There are so many reasons to document your project that after considering all of them it seems silly not to. Here are some reasons to make it a habit. Read more »

At first glance the line of tables by RockPaperRobot come off as modern and sleek, constructed from small cubes. But where are the supports? Read more »


Drawdio is a simple electronic sound synthesizer build onto a pencil! Designed by Jay Silver, then a student in the Lifelong Kindergarten group at the MIT Media Lab, the Drawdio circuit plays a musical tone with a frequency that varies based on the resistance between two points. The wire wrapped... Read more »