At the beginning of April I was lucky enough to get to go to New York City to help Mark Frauenfelder, editor-in-chief of MAKE prepare for his appearance on The Martha Stewart Show! The show was taped on April 1st, and will finally air this coming Monday, May 18. You can see a quick preview by clicking here, and then clicking on Monday’s show at the top. On an insider’s note, being at the studio and taping the show was amazingly fun and exciting! All the staff was friendly and helpful and very, very competent at what they do. Even when some of our projects were lost for several hours in transit, everyone was calm, cool, and collected. I, on the other hand, started to run down 20+ blocks, from Midtown to Chelsea, desperately trying to figure out where we were going to find a cigar box, an old VCR, an electric screwdriver, and some lumber at 6 p.m. on a Monday in Manhattan.
Studio from the outside; dress rehearsal with the producer and Mark Frauenfelder. But no need for alarm; the projects looked great on camera, Mark did a fantastic job describing the projects, and then for the finale, he and Martha made little vibrating, jumping robots out of a candy tin, a paperclip, and a little motor from a Dollar Store fan. The audience seemed to like it, the staff liked it, and Martha kept one afterward, so I’m guessing she liked it!
Mark’s family was on hand to watch the taping; the teleprompter. Don’t forget to watch or DVR Monday’s Martha show! Yay, Mark!