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Am I a Maker?

“Am I a Maker?” We get this question a lot and it’s usually followed by a cool Am I a Makerproject description, with some caveats:

“Well, it’s not electronic.”

“It’s very technical, I don’t think people will understand.”

“It’s just a fun thing I do with my kids, I’m not sure if it’s worth exhibiting.

Does this sound like you? Great, you’re in the right place! Let’s talk about some of those concerns: Continue reading


What’s Behind the Global Maker Movement?

Ever wonder why individuals and organizations come together to put on a Maker Faire or what the maker movement is about? Adweek does a good job of boiling this global phenomenon down to it’s very essence:

Fashion designers and makers“The maker movement, as we know, is the umbrella term for independent inventors, designers and tinkerers…A convergence of computer hackers and traditional artisans, the niche is established enough to have its own magazine, Make, as well as hands-on Maker Faires that are catnip for DIYers who used to toil in solitude.” Continue reading