(Editor’s Note : With maker faires springing up across the country, electronics teacher David Peins suggests more engineers get involved in mentoring young DIY enthusiasts. )
The maker movement is one of the greatest movements of all time and has the potential to fundamentally change life on planet earth. It has even caught the attention of the Whitehouse.
Maker Spaces are springing up in many places and kids are being given the opportunity to present what they have made at Maker Faires. Unlike many movements before it, the Maker movement is diverse and encompasses a wide variety of skills, technologies and incarnations.
The movement is accepting of different approaches to creating solutions to problems and encourages creating things with a wide variety of materials, techniques and technologies.
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