MAKE Asks: Fantasy Build Partner

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: If you could choose anyone, living or dead, to collaborate with on a project, who would it be, and what would you make?

I would build an off-grid house with the late physicist Richard Feynman. Not only is this project a life-long dream of mine, but I would be fascinated by observing Feynman’s approach to a project in which he doesn’t have aptitude. He was known for bravely picking up new skills throughout his life (painting, bongo playing), and I feel this would be no exception.

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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