Help me write my next Toolbox column

batman_utility_belt.jpgThe theme for my next Make: Online Toolbox column is “Maker Sartorial,” looking at clothing and accessories as tools for makers. In other words, what shirts, pants, shoes, belt pouches/holsters, pocket-contents, etc. do you carry, either when you’re at work, engaged in your hobbies, or otherwise doing makery type stuff, whether for work or pleasure. For some of us, the deeper geeks in the house, this might be what we wear and carry all the time.

I’ve already sent out an email to my local maker community, via the HacDC and Dorkbot DC e-lists, and to the internal Maker Media list. But I thought it’d be fun to ask you all the question, have you email me your answers (and links to pictures!). I’ll assemble it all into a column to run next week. I’ll choose my favorite submission and send them a Maker’s Notebook.

So, send me an email and tell me what you wear and carry that you’d consider part of your “tool set”? Send me links to pictures of your gear or links to products you use.


Gareth Branwyn is a freelance writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor to Boing Boing, Wink Books, and Wink Fun. And he has a new best-of writing collection and “lazy man’s memoir,” called Borg Like Me.

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