MAKE Asks: Intro to Maker Culture

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: When and how did you find out about Maker culture? Whether it was through MAKE or some other avenue, how did it make you feel when you made this discovery?

I was hanging out with some geek friends of mine about five years ago and was trying to hash out a plan for a guitar pedal. One of them went into the other room and slapped a copy of MAKE on the table and said “here, try this.” That was the moment when the world of makers unfolded for me.

Post your responses in the comments section.


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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