Your Comments

Your Comments


And we’re back with our forty-ninth installment of Your Comments. Here are our favorites from the past week, from Makezine, our Facebook page, and Twitter.

In response to Tool Review: VamPLIERS Screw Extraction Tool, Chris W says:

I have PZ-56 screw removing pliers made by the “Engineer” brand. They look like regular slip-joint pliers except the end which looks like these. They don’t damage the inside of the screw head, so if it wasn’t previously damaged you can re-use it. Lineman’s pliers don’t have the vertical teeth so unless there is a lot of clearance to the side you won’t be able to grip the screw as securely. I have used them many times to remove pan head screws which co-workers were about to drill out. Of course, countersunk screws require other methods.

In the piece Make Asks: Longest Running Unfinished Projects, Scott Snowden remarks:

In 1837 Charles Babbage began a design of the Analytical Engine, what would be the first ever Turing complete machine. It was never completed, but a British charity, Plan 28 hope to finish building a machine by 2021, 150 years after Babbage’s death.

In the article Turn Old Netbooks Into Animated Car Taillights, The United Bylaws of America says:

I’ve had to shelf similar ideas due to local laws. If you make it modular, you could swap it for the standard road-worthy tail light once you get to your destination (makerfair/car show).

In the piece Watch Where You Park Your Stuff at HeatSync Labs, ballondoggle says:

I’ve got to adapt this for around the house – laundry, dishes, toys, the dog…….

In the article Report: First Ever 3D Printshow London 2012, Michael Castor writes:

I’m really curious to know how those 3D printed guitars sound!

In the article Hummingbird: “Pre-Arduino” for Kids, user WILLIAM writes:

I’m 12 and arduino is not that bad!

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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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