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Zero to Maker by David Lang

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Chapter 3. The Maker Mentality

You don’t make it with your hands. You form it with your hands. You make it with your mind.

Edgar Tolson

Nature or nurture? It wasn’t a question I had really considered when I started out. I never thought that making could be a hardwired trait. Certainly, I’d met and known a number of people who seem to have a genetic disposition to this stuff—constantly disassembling things, tweaking everything to try to improve it, always busy building something. Those were the quintessential maker traits, of course. But I was still surprised when a reader applied the nature versus nurture question to making. In a blog entry where I discussed my forays into welding, I described a friend who was trying to weld his own grill. In ...

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