SNS Subscriber Edition
Volume 18, Issue 14
Week of April 13, 2015
In This Issue
Feature: Special Letter: The Maker Movement [+]
- The Maker Movement Commit, Then Figure It Out
- Making Everything Not Impossible
- The Simple Humble Thought
- The Robot Walker
- The Make-Your-Own Braille Printer
- Tapping the Power of One
- About Mick Ebeling
Publisher’s Note: Too often, we leaders in the technology world become obsessed with what might someday be done on the bleeding edge of our engineering abilities, rather than focusing on what can be done tonight with the technology at hand. Mick Ebeling has made a life out of doing the opposite: taking existing tech and enriching lives around the world, always at an amazingly lower cost.
It is hard to overestimate the effect of not just the Maker movement, but of Mick himself. While the rest of us make our living selling products, he has – to spotight just one example – enabled residents of a remote area of Sudan who have lost their limbs in civil war to make their own replacement limbs through localized 3D printing.
Mick’s views, and his work, give us all hope, and open many doors of a new possible worldview of success, enabled by technology, and driven by the human spirit at its best. – mra.