Wood Shop meets the 21st Century

Some of you may have heard of the “maker movement.” Well, during my Silicon Valley trip, I was able to stop in to Tech Shop. Imagine a wood shop, metal shop, and prototype factory rolled all into one.

For a series of fees, you can have all the equipment you need to design and prototype a new product idea. Check out all the classes they offer! Schools are creating “FabLabs” to try and unleash the creative and entrepreneurial spirit in their students.

There are actually similar shops near us.

http://www.thehacktory.org

http://nextfabstudio.com

If you are interested in learning more about this kind of work at EA, I encourage you to look at Maggie Power’s website and follow her on twitter. My former colleague, Oskie Creech is doing some cool things in New Orleans with his Maker Krewe as well.

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