The Confidence of Curiosity and Creativity

I found a new way to look at problem-solving in art and making, “the confidence of creativity”. Once you solve enough problems you begin to understand you can always learn more to get where you need to go.

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Makers: Jack of All Trades or Master of One

What type of maker are you? A little of both, most likely, but sometimes one is the stronger impulse.

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We are these problem solvers

Nuggets of wisdom from the Reclaimed Audio Podcast host Phil Pinsky “we are these problem solvers, we are these creative people who like to make things”

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The Problem Solving of Art (and making)

Makers are problem solvers. Many folks who call themselves makers enjoy the process of learning something new, they enjoy figuring things out. Some makers even invent challenges or problems to keep their work interesting.

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Kelsey Excelsior 5x8 Tabletop Printing Press

My friend wants to try replicating a tabletop press in wood for the shop class he teaches. Here’s the pictures I took to help him out.

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Problem Solving with 3D Printing

Inspired by another maker, I created a quick-release camera mount for a vintage tripod. Modeled in Fusion 360, sliced in Cura, and printed on my Ender 3 printer.

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Catskill Mountain Laser Ladle

At the Catskill Mountain Maker Camp I delivered a Laser Ladle to Jimmy Diresta to use with his plasma table.

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Learning about Learning Communities

Learning communities are the basis for collaborative and social online networks. The promise and potential of learning communities was imagined at the beginning of networked computing, and it still being fulfilled and expanded. The most recent learning community I participate in extensively is the online Maker community of people who like to make stuff. This can be anything from crafting, cooking, to welding, to shipbuilding. It’s all about sharing your passion for what you love to do.

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Maker Journey - Lifelong Curiousity

My Maker Journey is similar to many others. I have always been creative in one way or another. I have always been curious. As long as I can remember I have wanted to understand how and why things work.

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