Do you love to build or make things? What about technology? If so, maybe you might be interested in something called maker culture.
“The maker subculture is a contemporary subculture, representing a technology-based extension of DIY culture. Typical interests enjoyed by the maker subculture include engineering-oriented pursuits such as electronics, robotics, 3-D printing, and the use of CNC tools, as well as more traditional activities such as metalworking, woodworking, and traditional arts and crafts. The subculture stresses new and unique applications of technologies, and encourages invention and prototyping.There is a strong focus on using and learning practical skills and applying them creatively.”
- The Economist article on maker culture: http://www.economist.com/node/21540392/
- Make (magazine related to maker culture): http://makezine.com/
- Raising Geeks list of resources related to maker culture: http://www.raisinggeeks.com/blog/maker-movement/
Finally, be sure to check out DIY. According to their website, “DIY is a club for Makers to earn Skills. DIY Makers do challenges, share their work with the community, and earn patches for the Skills they accomplish.”
“DIY was founded in November 2011. We’re a bunch of makers and doers. We’ve made websites, online communities, offline communities, films, cars, games, robots, sculptures, and houses.”
- DIY badge-based website: https://diy.org/