This is What a Filled-up Maker’s Notebook Looks Like

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This is What a Filled-up Maker’s Notebook Looks Like

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I received my Maker’s Notebook about two years ago and immediately put it into use. I came late to the organization game, so my system tends to be a bit idiosynchratic. I have a series of to-do lists, but also use a notebook as a catch-all. As a result, I have the compulsion of filling up every single space of the notebook. Some folks say it makes me seem like Kevin Spacey in Se7en, but it works for me.

Take a look at the video above to see what I mean (and note that I redacted certain personal information.) I also feel I must say a few words about the Maker’s Notebook itself. It has gone cross country many, been water-damaged, stepped on, and nearly folded in half, but it still holds up quite well. It also has a reference section in the back that comes in really handy when I’m not near a computer. If you’re interested in picking one up, pay a visit to the Maker Shed.
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What does your Maker’s Notebook look like? What’s inside of it? Please describe or post pictures in the comments.

4 thoughts on “This is What a Filled-up Maker’s Notebook Looks Like

  1. Andrew Terranova says:

    Wow, I feel like I just peeked inside your brain!
    Your post made me think about cool Maker Notebook hacks. I did some searching and came across this post from Mark de Vinck:

  2. Laura Cochrane says:


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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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