MAKE Asks: Your Favorite Makers

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: Who are your favorite makers? Who are the ones who get you going when you see their projects, inspire you to get up and head to the workshop to get your hands dirty?

I have so many favorite makers that it’s hard to pick just one, but right now I’m going with Jimmy DiResta. I dig his New York style, he works fast, often improvises, and his projects always come out looking amazing. He is the kind of craftsman I want to become.

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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