Instructable: How to be Hard to Pigeonhole
May 25, 2011 10:48 PM Subscribe
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We all know Instructables, the crowd-sourced how-to site that brought us great tutorials like "Garbage Bag + Rice Cooker = Alcohol Still
," and "Quick Sauerkraut with Caraway Seeds and a Baseball bat
" - wait, what?
Oh, you must be reading some of Tim Anderson's 200-plus Instructables
. Tim's a curious fellow best known for
co-founding 3-D printer manufacturer Z Corp (previous-Z)
um, no, wait, maybe
for writing the Heirloom Technology column in Make Magazine?
No? Hmm, then what is he "best known for?" Well, there's a bunch of other stuff in here
. . . .
What about that time he almost died while trying to sail from Florida to Cuba in a homemade outrigger canoe lashed together with used bicycle innertubes
Or his voyages among California's offshore Channel Islands
(in the same canoe as the Cuba debacle, not to be confused with the even smaller one he sailed from Seattle to Alaska
Or perhaps it's his conceptual art with painting robots, veggie darts and a faux-vivisectionist Skinner box
, from his student days at MIT Media Lab?
Or his contributions to solving the problem of water contamination in African diesel fuel supplies
Phew! Did I miss anything?