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OK, while I can’t verify it was their “first” Maker Faire, this is the story of Paula Chang and Mike Cheung who were first introduced to each other at Maker Faire Bay Area, and now run Tinkering Monkey, a woodshop and online business based in their garage and loft in Oakland, Calif. First reported at Apex Express, which chronicles “the voices and stories of Asians and Pacific Islanders from all corners of our community,” it’s also a great maker love story.

Their excerpt starts at 11:05:

And here’s a short video showing the Tinkering Monkey garage in Oakland:

[via Apex Express - h/t Sam Freeman]

Nick Normal

I’m an artist & maker. A lifelong biblioholic, and advocate for all-things geekathon. Home is Long Island City, Queens, which I consider the greatest place on Earth. 5-year former Resident of Flux Factory, co-organizer for World Maker Faire (NYC), and blogger all over the net. Howdy!



  1. wuzzat says:

    Reblogged this on Here's the thing about socks… and commented:
    This is tremendously cute and that workshop is awesome! I would spend as much time in there as my allergy medication would allow!

    1. Nick Normal says:

      Awesome wuzzat – thanks!

  2. Tien Gow says:

    Very clever video!

  3. Byron Winchell says:

    Awwwwww . . . .

  4. Zing says:

    Sounds like they be making whoopy too.

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