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Start Your Own Personal Industrial Revolution

By TJ McCueSunday, July 13, 2014
3D, 3D Design

What is it about Maker Faire that sets people’s minds and hearts ablaze? Mark Hatch from TechShop gives a very clear picture as to why: You can start your own “Personal Industrial Revolution” by taking classes at a makerspace or at a TechShop.

Mark and I have talked a few times and I am always energized after the experience. The man knows how to get to the heart of the matter: Makers and makerspaces matter now more than ever. Why? Because your skills, your passion, your ideas might solve a problem that the world needs solved. And you’ll very likely do it in a space where you are surrounded by other creators, other innovators, other people who are equally fearless to try, and try again.

Watch this short video with Mark – that I asked him to do at the end of the day two of Maker Faire. Mark spent the day hanging out and talking, nearly nonstop, to makers, and want-to-be makers, to inspire them to get into a shop and try making something. A full day, to be sure, and then I wander in to ask him a few questions. The consummate professional; he rises to the task and gives you and me a taste of what it means to hook into a “personal industrial revolution.” My hat is off to Mr. Mark Hatch. Bravo. If you live near a TechShop, it is a membership-based space that is worth considering. If you don’t live near one, Mark would tell you to go find a makerspace – there is almost one in every major metropolitan area of the USA, and the world. If there isn’t one, start one!

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