MAKE Asks: Being Thankful

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: In the spirit of the holiday, what are you thankful for as a maker? It can be a skill, a completed project, or any other aspect of our community.

I’m thankful for the helpfulness of others. There have been countless times when I’ve been working on a project and come to a point where I didn’t have the skills or know-how to complete a certain step. It was through the help and knowledge of others that I was able to overcome these hurdles. In turn, I’m heartened to be able to reciprocate with my own knowledge to help others realize their visions.

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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