Emily Pilloton of Girls Garage, whose work introduces young girls to Making where they learn more about themselves and develop new skills.
Don Pettit discussing what it’s like to be a maker in space.
Nick Offerman talks about how Making is his love letter to the world
Adam Savage talks about what Making means to him and what inspires his Maker journey.
Nolan Bushnell and his family talk about what Making means to them and what it meant to grow up Making.
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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