MAKING TROUBLE

BY SAUL GRIFFITH

Celebrate the Machinery

At the moment, the thing that’s exciting me more than anything else is a tricycle. I know that probably doesn’t sound like a big idea, or even cool in any way. Tricycles are for kids at best, right? Well, makers get involved in all sorts of projects and follies for reasons we probably can’t explain to our spouses, and sometimes can’t even explain to ourselves.

But this time it’s a little different; I can explain exactly why I’m building this thing and why I’m passionate about it. I’m trying to live an experiment right now, an experiment in living a climate-friendly life.

I know there are MAKE readers who don’t believe in the science of climate change (some wrote me nasty emails last time ...

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