Can you print me a time machine?
The maker movement is about people who want to gain more control of the human design world that they interact with every day. Instead of accepting off-the-shelf solutions from institutions and corporations, makers would like to make, modify, and repair their own tools, clothing, food, toys, furniture, and other physical objects.1
With Fabien, a geeky friend, I spent a few hours trying to design a little plastic megaphone that would slide on top of my iPhone so that the speaker volume would be mechanically amplified. Once we came up with the design on CAD software, we input the instructions into the small 3D printer, which had cost over $1,000. The printer ...