The makers, and the makings of a revolution?
Culture is almost upside down.
One starts with what they want to do or do and then tries to figure out what they need to learn to achieve that.
Jenn Dawa joked
In an unmarked upstairs Nest in Kensington Market, there are about 10 peoplemen, mostly —
Tap your laptop in the open room or in the mill near the small kitchen.
The passage through the space is arranged on one side by four 3D printers, and on the other side is a narrow ledge filled with curious trinkets.
When asked what he was doing, one of the laptops
The man waving said dryly, \"conspiracy to rule the world.
This question is appropriate. Hacklab. to —
One of several hacker organizations in Toronto
Only accused in the past was less sinister.
\"When we first started, we got a call from reporters asking if we had hacked into people\'s computers . \"year-old collective.
\"Even so, we sometimes let the guest in and say, \'I think my girlfriend is cheating on me, can you crack her phone? \'?
But for this community, as expected by MIT, this is \"hack\": take an object that is meant to do one thing and let it do another thing --
Basically, no matter what you want it to do.
An example: a member bought it in reverse
Designed and pasted on the microcomputer a discarded LED display logo that was previously used by TTC and then hung it above the hacklab. to’s staircase.
Now, when members swipe their cards, their names flash over the sign.
In general, the $50 per month membership fee allows nearly 50 members to use 3D printers, laser cutting machines and a variety of hand tools collectively owned, they can use these tools to repair and make small objects and electronic products that \"revive dead Technology \"(
Apparently someone once printed a knob to fix a broken oven)
Or test the prototype
Obviously, this type of hacker attack is out of curiosity and a sense of play, and the result is a paradise for geeks --
Or a place like a hacker lab.
More and more people call it \"makerspace \".
\"It is difficult to give a precise definition of the maker movement in Toronto, in which the maker space is the center.
However, it contains a small part looselyit-yourself-
Types, including computer programmers, artisans, designers, engineers, artists, scientists, and entrepreneurs.
In general, the life philosophy of a creator is that everyone has the ability to learn the skills to make things, not to rely on
Known as an expert or top expert
Down-line system for production.
Manufacturers are often dissatisfied with the proprietary nature of large electronics or manufacturing companies, believing that data should be open --sourced (
This means that anyone is free to access the design or blueprint of the product).
\"It\'s all about realizing that we don\'t need to treat things like we do now,\" says Heather Payne, founder of Ms Toronto\'s learning code --based non-
To empower women to generate profits for technical skills.
\"Whether or not someone wants to label themselves as a manufacturer. . .
It is true to know that we can do better than to accept what is given to us.
\"The declining cost of technology has contributed to the prosperity of the manufacturer\'s culture.
The price of a 3D printer is about $500, which almost doubled five years ago. Micro-
Large computers like the popular Raspberry Pi, which can be used to control hardware such as an iPhone or a 3D printer, currently retail for about $30.
More open acceptance
SOURCE Digital systems mean people save thousands of dollars on software costs.
Social financing tools, such as Kickstarter, aimed at empowering entrepreneurs \"little ones\", have undoubtedly driven the campaign.
Both in Toronto and in the world, the creative culture is growing.
So Chris Anderson, the former editorin-
The chief executive of Wired, the CEO of an unmanned aircraft manufacturing company, touted the manufacturer\'s movement as a pioneer in the new industrial revolution, which will give everyone access to factory production tools.
The movement dates back to San Mateo, California.
In 2006, the editor of MAKE magazine held the first Maker Faire, a platform for self-presentation
Show their work to the public.
Since then, the mini-Maker Faires has appeared in cities around the world and was held 56 times in 2012.
The second mini-Maker Faire was held in Toronto this weekend.
During the day event at Wychwood Barns, about 60 manufacturers demonstrated work, presentations or operational workshops with skills such as robotics and programming.
\"People should know that technology is not amazing,\" said Eric Boyd, 30.
It\'s all in common.
Faire and director of hacker labs. to’s president.
\"It is possible to understand how all of these things work.
For example, even if you can\'t make a shiny or fancy phone (
As a big company)
You can build one if you want.
\"With this movement, the whole (consumer)
Culture is almost upside down, \"added Jann Dodd, Boyd\'s partner.
Director and joking self
Fans of production were introduced.
\"One starts with what they want to do or do and then tries to figure out what they need to learn to achieve that.
There are a variety of players in the Toronto maker circle, many of which are enthusiasts.
They range from the start-up of the hardware prototype to the craftsman of the weaving circle.
Some want to bridge the digital divide between economic groups: our real North 3D Printing Co. , Ltd.
Is an emerging startup that focuses on making manufacturer technology popular in rural and northern Ontario communities, and the Toronto Public Library is piloting its own maker space with reference to the library and Fort New York, to solve the barriers to technology acquisition.
The existing makerspace has a moderate but budding presence in the city: Site 3 coLaboratory is a member --
Led makerspace near Bloor St
And oxington Avenue.
, Provide workshop titled \"metal milling Basics.
Run center provides programming that encourages people to explore the intersection between art and technology.
Institute of Resources-
Based on the economy
Profit, which launched the Toronto Tool Library last spring, plans to open an official makerspace-
Full of workshop and machine workshop
On the east end of Toronto.
\"For me, the manufacturer movement is about independence and information sharing,\" said Ryan Dyment, executive director of the Institute, former KPMG accountant and enthusiastic manufacturer.
\"Our vision for society is to expand the concept of libraries and encourage people to use them instead of owning them.
\"Despite so much growth, the situation in Toronto has not yet competed with a manufacturer center like San Francisco, and the San Francisco movement has a deeper roots and is not so scattered, part of the reason is that the nearby \"burn people Festival\" (the epic DIY extravaganza held in the Black Rock Desert, Nevada) has driven the community.
Doode and Boyd hope that Toronto\'s faire will help integrate local manufacturer scenarios and engage a wider community --
A key purpose of the manufacturer.
With the advancement of democracy in production, it is difficult to assess the situation of large enterprises.
Some companies such as Ford, Radio Shack and Pepsi seem to accept the campaign by sponsoring faires.
The Toronto Tools Library received donations from several large retailers, including the Canadian Home Depot Foundation, which donated $3,000, plus $1,000.
Canadian tires also contribute.
\"They don\'t think we\'re competitors, and I don\'t advertise like that,\" Dyment explained . \".
It is not clear whether the manufacturer\'s movement will begin to infringe heavily on traditional manufacturing systems or, on a smaller scale, whether devices like 3D printers will soon be found in each home.
\"As far as I know, we have just started this technology,\" said Tom Zizys, a well-known labor market expert . \".
\"Will things expand from amateur and experimental levels to actual business levels? Given how jaw-
Technology is changing rapidly to some extent, and I don\'t understand why it doesn\'t change.