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Weekend Watch: Chris Mitchell is “Maken It So”

While I really enjoy YouTube maker channels, like DiResta, Laura Kampf, John Park’s Workshop, and Becky Stern, that use a lot of creative set-ups, thoughtful editing, and relatively high production values, I also really appreciate channels that are more raw and unembellished, that are really just an enthusiastic maker documenting his or her projects and posting them to YouTube with little fanfare.

On Maken It So, Chris Mitchell documents his various experiments in 3D printing, laser cutting, electronics, robotics, drones, and making his own pinball machine. Here are Chris’ channel introduction, the first of his DIY Pinball design and build series, and several other exemplary videos.

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Gareth Branwyn is a freelance writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor to Boing Boing, Wink Books, and Wink Fun. And he has a new best-of writing collection and “lazy man’s memoir,” called Borg Like Me.

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