An excellent essay every Maker should read on Gonzo Engineering by Steven K. Roberts, creator of the MicroShip – “…It is from this culture that the Internet emerged, as well as the Open Source movement that carries in its breast our last hope for freedom of choice. Less obviously, it’s also a diverse community of home-shop machinists, PIC magicians, guerilla solar experimenters, human-powered vehicle designers, robotics hobbyists, amateur radio satellite builders, and countless other independent developers. If you want to see passionate invention without the sloppy overhead of a big R&D budget or the weird constraints of maximizing shareholder value, go find a hacker… someone who gets a techno-boner from circumventing limitations and knows how to get things done.” Link.
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Personally, I prefer to use my own phrase for this: “Getting a nerd-on”.
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