Maker Pioneers: Saul Griffith

Energy & Sustainability

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As part of this program, we’re producing a series of Make: Shorts, videos on “Maker Pioneers,” inventors, entrepreneurs, makers who are dreaming up clever solutions to today’s energy and environmental problems. Our first video is with Saul Griffith. Readers of MAKE already know Saul through his “Making Trouble” and “Howtoons” columns in the the magazine. Here, he talks about one of his many impressive ventures, Onya Cycles, and the building of innovatively designed, electric-powered commuter/cargo bikes.

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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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