Making has always been a part of people’s life, although not always labeled as such.
Think of it this way: your dad tinkering with the car – and he’s not even a mechanic, your grandma coming up with the most creative recipes in the kitchen, your neighbor composting and growing amazing garden produce, your mom creating gorgeous handcrafts, your neighbors’ kids building LEGO objects and model planes, your friend programing a silly-looking robot, the friend of your friend who’s a carpenter, your baby sister who makes outfits for her dolls and builds dollhouses, the guy down the street who can fix any appliance that gets bust in your house, and you – the talented artist, performer, filmmaker, engineer, science geek.
Anything that can be made, useful, or just fun to make. The toy you didn’t have and built it for yourself. The scarf you knitted because you thought knitting was fun to learn. The decorations you made for family celebrations. The old and unique trade you learned from your ancestors. The video game, or the environment-friendly object you created with your classmates.
And yes, as times have changed, making is warmly embracing electronics, software, and new forward-looking technologies, and integrating them into the old-fashioned hobby projects, to make for a whole new level of DYI and innovation.
If you’ve ever done any of this – CONGRATULATIONS! – You are a maker! And if you want to show your work to the world, we’d be happy to have you at Skopje Mini Maker Faire!
Submit your application NOW and enter the world of MAKER FAIRE.
See you at Skopje Mini Maker Faire on May 31!