MAKE Asks: Hardware Hacks

MAKE Asks: Hardware Hacks

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: One of the most fun ways to get your feet wet in both electronics and light fabrication is through hardware hacking. What are some favorite hardware hacking projects you’ve done?

I had a first generation Macintosh mouse lying around for years. Though some may call it sacrilege, I gutted the thing and converted it into a working USB enabled optical mouse.

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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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