Sunday, February 3, 2013

Hello World

Salutations fellow life forms! My name is Jackson Carroll, and this first post is just going to be an overview post on what I am doing. I might even make this into an about me page later. But for now, I will settle with just explaining the purpose of this blog.

This blog has been formed for a school project that I am doing. It was a very loose assignment, so I was able to customize it into something that I would enjoy doing until mid May. Don't worry though, I will probably keep up this blog afterwards, but not such a strict posting schedule. I will post every Friday through Monday, most of them will be pretty substantial posts, but a few might just be a couple of links or pictures. I am a very busy student so I have no idea when in the day I will be able to post, but I can promise that I will have something eventually.

As you can tell from the title of this site, this blog is about Making and the Maker Movement.  There will be lots of references to a magazine called Make: Magazine and I would truly recommend it to anybody who hasn't read it yet. Here is the website. For those of you that don't know what the Maker Movement is, Make: Magazine is a pretty good example, so is something they put at many different locations, called Maker Faire. I will go more in depth about these things and what the Maker Movement is over the next week or two, but for now, I will say this - the Maker Movement and making is about experimenting, creating things, and sharing them with this amazing community to make things better. It could be creating new machines that could revolutionize the world, or it could just be fun little toys to get kids to think. The Maker Movement works together, they are a community of people that are completely open to anything that you have or want to say, and just want to help you enjoy what you love to do, whatever that may be.

I will be showing you the ropes of the Maker Movement, or Making. I will talk to you about some of the more popular ideas and technologies experimented with, I will tell you about how to meet people and see some awesome stuff, and just be here giving out information on anything and everything making. If you have any questions, please feel free to leave a comment on any one of my posts, I will be glad to help, or find someone who can. Any posts related to comments or questions I have gotten will not be made based off of the main post schedule, and will be counted as extra posts and answered as soon as I see it.

I will see you tomorrow. Happy making, and don't forget, DIT (Do It Together).

~Jackson