Made by Hand: Searching for Meaning in a Throwaway World

Made by Hand: Searching for Meaning in a Throwaway World

Mark Frauenfelder


From his detailed vantage element as editor-in-chief of MAKE journal, the hub of the newly invigorated homemade move, Mark Frauenfelder takes readers on an inspiring and magnificent travel of the colourful global of DIY. the net has introduced jointly huge groups of people that proportion principles, assistance, and blueprints for making every little thing from unmanned aerial autos to pedal- powered iPhone chargers to an automated cat feeder jury-rigged from a VCR.

DIY is a right away mirrored image of our simple human wish to invent and enhance, lengthy suppressed by means of the supply of inexpensive, heavily produced items that experience drowned us in bland comfort and cultivated our so much wasteful conduct.

Frauenfelder spent a 12 months attempting a number of offbeat initiatives similar to preserving chickens and bees, tricking out his coffee laptop, whittling wood spoons, making guitars out of cigar containers, and doing citizen technological know-how along with his daughters within the storage. His entire family members came across that DIY helped them take regulate in their lives, providing a course that was once easy, direct, and transparent. operating with their arms and minds helped them believe extra engaged with the area round them.

Frauenfelder additionally finds how DIY is altering our tradition for the higher. He profiles interesting "alpha makers" prime a variety of DIY events and grills them for his or her most sensible tips and insights.

starting his trip with arms as soft as these of a customary geek, Frauenfelder deals a different standpoint on how incomes a number of calluses should be way more profitable and pleasurable than one other journey to the mall.

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