Makers are enthusiasts.
There were a few really interesting and clever makers of things: swinging in the rain; the Sashi Tabernacle Choir (really funny); and a motor bike powered by an drill.
Are you a maker.
Mr. Dougherty points out that we are all makers; makers of food, makers of shelter, makers of beer (microbrewing) and wine, makers of bread, and makers of our own world.
Makers are in control.
Use it (the things we make) to their own purpose.
Humans have a sense of pride in the things we make.
Maker Faire, one of Dale Dougherty’s creations, takes place around the country and is an opportunity for people to MAKE, create, learn, invent, and play. It is a time for kids, adults and families to come together and MAKE things. What a wonderful setting in which participants can enjoy the creative process!
In his talk, Mr. Dougherty talks about how robotic competitions have inspired kids to be makers. School clubs, activities or courses devoted to participating in robotics competitions are lively places within school communities. The energy one sees in these spaces is akin to the energy and enthusiasm one sees on schools’ athletic fields.