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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