MAKE Asks: Prototyping

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.

When putting a project together for the first time, I usually do a quick and dirty prototype just to provide proof of concept. Once finished, I’ll rebuild the piece and make it more polished and finished.

This week’s question: What is your prototyping process like? Are you meticulous from the get-go, do you go through many different iterations, or somewhere in between?

Post your responses in the comments section.


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.

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