Civil Geeks: State of the Maker Movement in Hawaii
My latest “Civil Geeks” column for Civil Beat is an island-hopping survey of the Hawaii maker movement. I check in with The Makery in Hilo, Kauai Makerspace, Maui Makers, and Oahu Makerspace, as well as Honolulu Mini Maker Faire organizer Jon Shear.Â I loved interviewing some of the state’s most creative and passionate makers, and only regret that I was only able to include perhaps a a fifth of the great stuff they shared in theÂ final piece.
Check it out, and don’t forget to mark your calendars for the third-annual Honolulu Mini Maker Faire on June 25.
Beset on all sides by virtual worlds, virtual goods and the app economy, itâ€™s easy to worry that the future will be made entirely of bits and bytes. Fortunately, the rapid pace of technological advancement also has fueled a resurgence of interest in the tangible.
Photo: “Introduce a Girl to Engineering” workshop hosted by Maui Makers, courtesy Laura Ulibarri.