Editor's Pick In Christmas 2011, Marc Roth fished out a business card for TechShop out of a shelter's garbage bin. Two years later, he's an entrepreneur with a funded laser company, and one of the Maker Movement's greatest success stories.
Combining gadgets and entertainment, the creators of this carnival hope to get kids excited about science, technology, engineering, art, and math.
The maker movement is in full effect. Step 1 was the hackerspaces of the 2000s. Step 2 is the DIY democracy at places like TechShop.
Maker Faire is a do-it-yourself cultural celebration. In this year's fair, video games had a small, but remarkable presence that provided some insight into the history of the medium.
The fifth annual Maker Faire drew tens of thousands of people to the county fairgrounds in San Mateo, Calif. Started by Make magazine for the Do-It-Yourself crowd, the event is a blend of wacky Burning Man style creativity, Rube Goldberg …