A script that corrects the word "maker" into "guy who does arts and crafts"

"Maker space" = craft room

"Maker ethos" = enthusiasm for arts and crafts

"Maker fair" = craft expo

None of this shit is revolutionary, it's just stuff that your grandmas have always done. You are the newcomer. It's not any less arts-and-crafts just because it involves a 3D printer now.

Hold on i'm not actually done.

For all that "maker culture" is supposed to be about democratizing tech, from where I'm standing it seems amazingly top-down, separatist, and undemocratic. Why do your expos need to be their "own thing"? Why is being a "maker" something with so many ties to Silicon Valley bro culture and not like, county fairs? Why are you starting with "HERE'S WHAT YOU CAN DO IRL WITH HACKING" and not "here's how to integrate tech into your existing real-world crafts"?

For me personally, I don't know jack fucking shit about hacking, but I have a lot of concrete hobbies that would really benefit from some way to integrate tech for planning/tracking/labor-saving purposes. I bought a Raspberry Pi in 2015 and it sat in the damn box for 3 years because I didn't even know where to START with it. I still don't think I'm using it to its full potential.

Show me how to apply it! Don't just tell me "you can do anything with it"


I feel this hard.

If you want something that is more than "a computer but small", you need to pick up manufacturing.

You can plug in a motor and lights and make them whir pretty easily

Making that into a THING means wood work, laser cutting, or 3d printing.

It means learning to use CAD tools.

There are a lot of disparate skills involved

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