Makers are people who create and make stuff. If you think about Men’s Sheds, they were makers. The Maker Movement is about makers working together through sharing with peers and online communities.

Now with technology, this movement has momentum. There are maker communities, maker shops where you can buy parts and other people’s creations and maker platforms that can help commercialise inventions. People are making things with new technology such a 3-D Printers and robotics.

The maker philosophy is based on learning through doing. There are maker workshops that you can get involved in and maker spaces where you can go to get access to equipment.

Maker Shed is an example of a maker community and online shop.

Kickstarter and Indigogo are examples of commercialisation websites.

Kid’s Maker Classes in Melbourne