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When we post new content on MAKE, we love hearing from our readers. Whether the comments be informative, insightful, or funny, here are our favorites from the past week, from Makezine, our Facebook page, Google+ Community, and Twitter.


In the article Control Paramecia with an EEG Headset, Mark (jokingly?) comments:

I wonder if the author has considered the moral implications of forcing these harmless, innocent creatures to do his bidding? Does his device cause the paramecia any pain?

In the piece An Afternoon with Cliff Stoll, ka1axy remarks:

I read the Cuckoo’s Egg years ago. It’s a great book, and a must read for anyone managing a network. Every time Cliff Stoll shows up, I smile. He’s a true renaissance man, and I’d love to meet him. Anyone with a slide rule on his wall and a box of punched cards is someone I would enjoy talking with.

On MAKE’s Twitter page, Clint Johns contributed this:

On MAKE’s Google+ Community, maker XZ Blanboom linked to an awesome video on his site:

I just made a MakeyMakey using an Arduino Nano.

In the article MAKE Asks: Making out of Necessity, balloondoggle responded with:

My daughter’s disability made it impossible for her to sit up in a bathtub on her own. Medical equipment is stupid-expensive and is always a compromise because it isn’t custom, so I made her a bath chair with PVC, rubber-coated fabric and plastic lacing. It was like a beach lounge chair for the tub and fit her perfectly. It has since gone to another family in a similar situation.

I also made two boxes that we could record messages on that she could play back using a head switch. $20 for the pair, while equipment companies wanted $70 or more for the same thing. We used them to let her tell knock-knock jokes!

When I replaced the caster wheels on her wheelchair with light-up scooter wheels, I had to fabricate spacers from aluminum tubing that would clamp the bearings without interfering with the wheel rotation. She lit up every room she entered with those!

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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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