Maker Manifesto

  • Everyone is a Maker.
  • Our world is what we make it.
  • If you can imagine it, you can make it.
  • If you can’t open it, you don’t own it.
  • We share what we make, and help each other make what we share.
  • We see ourselves as more than consumers—we are productive; we are creative.
  • Makers ask, “What can I do with what I know?”
  • Makers seek out opportunities to learn to do new things, especially through hands-on, DIY (do-it yourself) interactions.
  • The divisions between subjects like math and art and science dissolve when you are making things. Making is an interdisciplinary endeavor.
  • It’s alright if you fail, as long as you use it as an opportunity to learn and to make something better.
  • We’re not about winners and losers. We’re about everyone making things better.
  • We help one another do better. Be open, inclusive, encouraging and generous in spirit.
  • We celebrate other Makers — what they make, how they make it and the enthusiasm and passion that drives them.
Young Maker at the Exploratorium.

If you wish to join us in creating a Humboldt County Makerspace, please use the Contact Us form and we’ll get back to you within a day.