The maker culture
is a contemporary culture or subculture representing a technology-based extension of DIY culture. Typical interests enjoyed by the maker culture include engineering-oriented pursuits such aselectronics, robotics, 3-D printing, and the use of CNC tools, as well as more traditional activities such as metalworking, woodworking, and traditional arts and crafts. The subculture stresses new and unique applications of technologies and encourages invention and prototyping.DIY
is a community where young people become makers. They discover new skills, make projects in the real world, and share their work online to inspire and learn from each other. The big idea is that anyone can become anything just by trying – we all learn by doing. Our company and our community strive to make it easier for makers to build confidence in their own creativity.Hacking
(English verb to hack, singular noun a hack) refers to the re-configuring or re-programming of a system to function in ways not facilitated by the owner, administrator, or designer.Bricolage
is the construction or creation of a work from a diverse range of things that happen to be available, or a work created by such a process.Kitting
simply means that you attain a set of parts or materials and assemble them according to a determined set of guidelines.Inventing, according to Gurstelle, is the most exciting of the ways to make things. If you have an idea, you can go to places like this website
and share your idea. You can also collaborate and test the product yourself. Here's a video
about how that process might work.