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A call to invention: DIY speaker edition - William Gurstelle


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There's a pleasure in making things for yourself -- especially something unexpected. At TEDYouth 2012, William Gurstelle shows how to make your own speakers from objects probably already laying around your house, like copper wire and an empty yogurt cup.

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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.

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