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Mark Frauenfelder “Made By Hand” on Colbert Report

Mark Frauenfelder “Made By Hand” on Colbert Report

Last night Mark Frauenfelder, editor in chief of Make Magazine and editor of BoingBoing, was on Colbert Report promoting his new book Made By Hand (published by Portfolio/Penguin).    cover of Made By Hand, by Mark Frauenfelder

Its a fairly short interview (under 6min with intro) but fun to see.  Mark talks a bit about the joys of making things by hand, growing & raising animals, and demo’s a couple neat projects. One project is my friend and fellow Crasher Tod Kurt‘s TweetM – a wireless device that blinks its multi-colored LED when selected keywords are entered on Twitter.  Another is the world’s most useless machine – its only function is to turn itself off.   The book sounds like a great read – it doesnt have instructions (ala Make and Instructables) but rather tells the story behind the instructions, the why and experience of learning.

I’ve been planning to get a copy at Mark’s long-planned visit to CrashSpace but alas it is scheduled for Wed June 30th – I’ll be on Maui that day.  We have had two way video feeds from CrashSpace with other spaces (notably Singapore last night), and the usual uStream channel.  Perhaps we can get something set up from a semi-public area in Maui and have a Maui Makers gathering?  It would be about 5pm Maui time since the LA event starts at 8pm.  Interested?

Update June 15: Dangerous Minds posted longer interview with Mark (25min!).

About Jerry

Founder of MauiMakers. Previously 30+ yrs as software engineer in bleeding edge tech such as UNIX(1978+), Computer Animation, Multimedia, Virtual Reality, Games, Location Based Entertainment, Military C4I, DARPA Research, etc. Thought FabLab was great new thing, so learned machine shop tech and moved to Maui to start one.

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