3 Measuring

Probably the tip of all tips, the ur-tip, if you will, is “Measure twice; cut once.” Measuring is such an important part of nearly every form of making. Measurement can spell the success (or failure) of most projects. Remember the US$125 million Mars orbiter that crashed on the red planet because there was some imperial-to-metric measurement mishap? Measuring is critical to project success and it can prove very expensive (and embarrassing) when you get your measurements wrong. Here are some tips that makers have discovered to help keep their projects from a spectacular crash.

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