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.

This week’s question: Have you ever worked with another person (or people) on a project that couldn’t have been realized had you tried it on your own?

In my first year of grad school I made a dance pad game with two other students. I had strong fabrication and electronics skills, but if it weren’t for the Processing chops of one student and the project management talents of another, the project wouldn’t have come to fruition.

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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