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Maker Democracy Spurs Innovation

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The United States was founded with maker spirit – fix what you have, make what you need and work together to achieve the best outcome. The maker movement is now rekindling those ideals in this generation. TechShop, a nationwide chain of DIY fabrication and workshop studios, democratizes access to the tools of innovation by providing users with more than $1 million worth of prototyping tools, classes and design software. By bringing together cutting edge equipment, knowledge and local communities of makers, TechShop opens the doors to innovation and manufacturing, providing creative people of all ages and interests a place to tinker, create and build. Mark Hatch, CEO of TechShop and author of The Maker Manifesto, believes the maker democracy is alive and well and is helping to spur the movement.



Mark Hatch



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