If you are subscribed to me on YouTube, then you’ve probably already seen the Shop Journal video from March 2nd. In that video I talk quite a bit about the value of making mistakes, and how the fear of screwing up can hold you back from learning. Nobody wakes up one day and knows everything about how to do something they’ve never done before. Mistakes are a natural part of learning, and yet a lot of people are afraid to make them. Personally, I find problem solving to be the most exciting part of making things, even (especially) if the problems are my own fault.
This afternoon, I published my wrap-up from Las Vegas Mini Maker Faire 2016.
The show was mostly focused on the “hacker” side of making, which isn’t surprising. It was organized by Syn Shop, the most well-established hackerspace in the Vegas area. When I was a member there, I noticed an emphasis on the electronics/3D printing/CAD side of making, even though they had a fairly sizable selection of woodworking tools as well. Next year, I hope to be able to get more involved and help expand the “traditional” side of the show.
I hope you enjoy the video. Thanks for watching!