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Tell the world how you harness your inherent human creativity and potential, and read compelling stories from others who think the same way.
Just post a message on any social media platform with hashtag #WhyIMake and tell us about it in using the form below. Or just use the form to leave us a message right here.
Because others enjoy the product of my labor
I make because solving problems and exploring your abilities is the most endlessly satisfying feeling there is. #WhyIMake
I make to shape my world, improve quality of life, to share knowledge. #whyIMake #makers #makerspaces
#WhyIMake We make because it gives us freedom, to extract ourselves from our daily lives and live in a world of infinite possibilities.
#WhyIMake: Because if I didn't I would go mad. Making is a part of who I am
I make to make the world a better place and feel that excitement of creation
I make because I am inspired, and that inspiration may be aesthetic or it may be character.
Most of it boils down to making being fun. I can sit there and then say "I had fun making this, and that's the important part." #WhyIMake"
We learn best by play, we learn best by actually doing things
#WhyIMake: Because if I didn't I would go mad. Making is a part of who I am.
#WhyIMake My dad was a maker though it was called hobbyist in 1949. Here he is with a steam engine he made.
Adam, we've been members of the same community for nearly 15 years, you know #WhyIMake I've been working to make a new scarf man. #RPF
"I build stuff to sate my curiosity. If it doesn't make someone smile, it should at least make them think. #WhyIMake”
I'm one in 7.3 billion people and things weren't made for ME, that's #WhyIMake
An investment in the maker movement is an investment in diversifying the playing field in business and technology. #whyimake
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