Maker culture is in full swing and DIY spirit is alive and its growing, fast. This was more than obvious walking among the 55,000 attendees at NYC’s World Makers Faire 2012, dubbed “the great show (and tell) on earth.” The fair grounds at NYSCI in Queens was nothing less then interesting, it really was a “have to see it to believe it” situation. In between dodging motorized hammock, flame shooting unicorn, and butterfly bicycles. The attending inventors, hackers, makers of all ages where checking out the tents full of DIY projects, 3D printer, desktop CNC’s, and of coarse robotic, a favorite around Artaic with our robotic fabrication.
For those of you who have never met or heard of a Maker let me give you some background. The Maker Culture is an extension off the DIY Culture. It is focused on the technology-side of the DIY. Typically Makers are interested making there own electronics, robotics, 3D printers and CNC tools. They use these new technology’s in conjunction with traditional DIY activities such as metalworking, woodworking, and arts and crafts. For more information and to start becoming a Makers check out Make Magazine.