The 2013 Maker Faire KC: Get Excited and Make Things!
July 03, 2013
About a year ago, I wrote a blog post about Makers. This year, I finally made it to the Maker Faire KC.
Many people associate the Maker movement with computers, electronics, and the rise of 3-D printing. But Makers are also include knitters, woodworkers, Lego fans, cosplayers, artists, LARPers, car
customizers, and farmers. In fact, anyone who has a desire to do-it-themselves is a potential Maker.
I consider myself a Maker. I’ve made my own beer and mead. I tie flies for fishing. I built a functioning crossbow made out of sticks, twine, duct tape, and tent stakes. I helped the boys in my Scout troop build a torsion catapult capable of throwing a hedge apple over 100 feet. I’ve been thinking about was to adapt my 1960s vintage Minolta SLR lenses to the camera of my iPhone. So I was ecstatic to see and meet so many other people who love to build, tinker, modify and create!