J Robert Clark
Twice weekly stories on all things maker. Some science, part how-to, and mostly why not.
Created 23 Mar 2020
  • Making the "feel good" happen
    08 Nov 2021 • 4 min read • 2 0
    Hey, subscribers. As you know, I’m off on an adventure. But I’ll be back next week with new content. Until then, have a read of this old post where I was pondering the relative importance of writing a...
  • Unsure about a plan? Hit pause.
    05 Nov 2021 • 3 min read • 5 0
    Friday again! Thanks for reading my free stories each week. And a special thanks to paid subscribers who receive exclusive stories every Monday as well as other perks. If you are financially able, ple...
  • JRC Monthly No. 21
    01 Nov 2021 6 0
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  • Cobble your last-minute Halloween
    29 Oct 2021 • 4 min read • 7 1
    Happy Friday. And Happy Halloween! ~JRC Max. My Name's Max. I know, I know. It's the eleventh hour; Halloween is upon us. And if you haven't received that fancy Squid Game outfit you ordered, you're l...
  • Make something today
    25 Oct 2021 • < 1 min read • 5 0
    May your week be filled with creativity. ~JRC Read more
  • the time it takes
    22 Oct 2021 • 3 min read • 7 4
    It’s Friday - I hope you lose track of time doing something fun this weekend. ~JRC Is time slipping through your fingers? You must be making! Image by Ben White, via Unsplash. We’ve all been here: "Th...
  • Be kind to your future self
    18 Oct 2021 • 1 min read • 5 2
    Monday - thanks for reading another story from J ROBERT CLARK - Makes. Not a strictly “maker” essay today, but it is about making time for life. So there. Anyway, without further delay….a story about ...
  • Halloween DIY costume hack - duct tape it!
    15 Oct 2021 • 3 min read • 5 0
    Happy Friday, all. Two weeks until Halloween - are you ready?! ~JRC Duct tape makes the holiday! For kids of all ages, Halloween is a glorious time. Every October, we throw social norms out the window...
  • The good-enough product manual
    11 Oct 2021 • 2 min read • 6 4
    It’s Monday! I’m sure you don’t need a guide to have a great week. Be well, and thanks for being here. ~JRC Some light reading, anyone? Ubiquitous. Impenetrable. Obsolete? The lowly equipment manual. ...
  • Kinetic builds
    08 Oct 2021 • 2 min read • 2 2
    Free Friday! I’m in the middle of a huge project for a contract. It’s definitely a build that “does something” - it’s used in conservation research for endangered animals. Yes, cryptic; but I expect t...
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