An Early Maker Story From Holland


We think of the maker movement as a modern phenomena propelled by the internet, growth of makerspaces, and increasingly affordable digital technology. But making, of course, is anything but new. It's part of what it means to be human. Dutch lutier Jan van Cappelle's career as a maker began when... Read more »

The Remaking of Detroit

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Detroit is a modern wonder. You'd be hard pressed to find an American city that rose so high and fell so far. At the height of its stature as the Motor City in 1950s, Detroit had a population of about 2 million. White flight to suburbs, the decline of the... Read more »

Is it a Hackerspace, Makerspace, TechShop, or FabLab?


The past decade has seen the sudden, dramatic appearance of community spaces offering public, shared access to high-end manufacturing equipment. These spaces are interchangeably referred to as hackerspaces, makerspaces, TechShops, and FabLabs. This can lead the intended audience to become incredibly confused as to why there might be so many... Read more »