Detroit! The Motor City! Despite having fallen on some hard times, Detroit is still my favorite American city, and the 2015 Detroit Maker Faire was a perfect example of why I love the place. Great people with great ideas are making it happen against the odds. Garage entrepreneurs rolled out their latest 3D printers and laser cutters, right next to teams of school kids exhibiting amazing DIY robots. Traditional fiber artists and woodworkers hob-nob with hackers. If the Maker Faire is any indicator of what’s ahead for the Motor City, Detroit’s best years are still ahead of it!
Each July, Maker Media (the publishers of Make Magazine) partner with The Henry Ford
museum in Dearborn, Michigan to “host two days of unconventional
ingenuity, unbridled creativity and a whole lot of forward thinking.”
I’ve been wanting to get to this event for the last several years, and
this summer I finally made it. And it didn’t disappoint!