We need to start making actual real physical things again that people in other countries want.
You think the Chinese want to buy iPhone apps from us when they can easily create and buy them from themselves?
Time for the little guy to innovate again instead of following the lead of the massive and established.
By creating makerspaces in an educational context, students can have access to tools and equipment that they might not have otherwise; they can collaborate on projects that are driven by their own interests, and by doing so, develop the capacity and confidence to innovate. We see making as a gateway to deeper engagement in science and engineering but also art and design.
Makerspaces in Education and DARPA
Recently, Mitch Altman announced publicly that he's not participating in Maker Faire this year because MAKE received a DARPA award for education. I have talked to…