Father’s Day Gift Idea Inspired by MAKE Author’s Undies Needs


It’s not every day that we get full disclosure on one of our internal mailing lists, but a few days ago, our own John Baichtal shared with us what he’s asking for this coming Father’s Day. I quote: “I’m asking for underpants.” That reminded me of a conversation I had with two gentlemen who are capable of selling John a more or less infinite supply of underwear, Providence’s own Manpacks (“Manly goods. On a schedule.”)

Obligatory DIY angle: the interview was filmed at the then-under-construction home of AS220 Labs, the home of the Providence Fab Lab and Fab Academy at AS220 Labs. The reason Ken and Andrew found themselves at the back of this soon-to-be-finished space was that we lured most of the Providence Geeks meetup over to the building for a tour with a promise of free beer right after Ken and Andrew finished giving a presentation.


I'm a tinkerer and finally reached the point where I fix more things than I break. When I'm not tinkering, I'm probably editing a book for Maker Media.

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