From Hackerspace To Your Garage: Downloading DIY Hardware Over the Web

And this involves making real stuff, not just code. “Recently a guy reinvented the fabric of industrial society in his garage,” writes Kevin Kelly of the late Dave Gingery, a midnight machinist in Springfield, Missouri. Gingery enjoyed the challenge of “making something from nothing,” and had a knack for piecing together a complete machine shop from alley scraps. “He made rough tools that made better tools, which then made tools good enough to make real stuff,” Kelly continues. The spirit of Gingery lives on in the hearts of makers today.

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