When did you First Discover MAKE?

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: It might have been a casual introduction for some, but I have a feeling some of you may distinctly remember when and how you first heard about MAKE. Please tell your story.

When I was starting on my first electronics project, I brought a guitar pedal idea to some geeky friends of mine. After some discussion and hasty sketching in a notebook, one of them slapped an issue of Make Magazine on the table and said, “Colombo, you need to start reading this.” In a way, that’s when it all changed.

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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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