MAKE Asks: Creative Reuse

MAKE Asks: Creative Reuse

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: What has been your most creative reuse of an object in the service of a project?

A while back I picked up a rectangular piece of machined steel from the Pratt and Whitney Surplus Store. It has two rows of screw holes and I bought it for its weight in scrap. I used the piece to attach various bits to it from my junk box, slapped a piezo mic onto it, and I had a scrap metal percussive instrument.

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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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