What is the “Maker Phenomenon”

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While its not such an easy question to answer with a quick definition, perhaps the best way to answer it is to ask a different kind of question...Who Are The Makers?

The emergence of maker culture depends a great deal on our understanding that different people learn through different means. Some are auditory learners, and some are visual learners. Yet another group learns best by doing. These are the makers.

Maker culture leans heavily on the idea of constructivism—that is, the notion that learning is best done through doing. In the past, this learning technique was used heavily by craftsmen to train their apprentices. It was a perfect fusion of do-it-yourself wherewithal and immersion learning.

Today, we’ve moved away from the apprenticeship model—a transition that’s been as regrettable as it was inevitable—in favor of long years of formal education. But I’m not here to tear down cultural institutions or suggest that you drop out of school. What I can tell you, though, is that history is littered with visionaries who did just that.

Maker’s are often born out of a great idea, or more often than not, out of a necessity. Either way these individuals love what they do. They are often driven by desires to innovate and solve problems and challenges that others or themselves experience. This is obviously where society can reap a whole host of benefits. Its no wonder that the worlds billionaires or large companies are opening there wallets to fund these movements or buy them outright.

Makers will traverse various industries and business’. Green Cubed creates a range of power supplies often used by those making exciting electronics. Units are modular, meaning various modules can be purchased and swapped out to accommodate the needs of a specific project.