Why Do We Sleep? Figure It Out Yourself

English: Arduino Serial board

Do-it-yourself tech is less of a dream, and is becoming more mainstream as it becomes easier to build one-off devices and inexpensive electronics.  For a growing community of people, known as makers, those aren’t dreams, but reality.

Held for the first time in 2006, Makers Faires big and small are now held across the globe, where tinkerers can display their creative technological solutions to everyday challenges.

Think of them as giant science fairs for adults and children, where thousands of people congregate around giant fighting robots and life-size mousetraps, displaying their do-it-yourself (DIY) projects.

They’re motivated by the belief that a return to the craftsmen days of yore – but with updated tools like 3D printers and open-source controllers like the Arduino – can help solve some of the world’s most pressing technological problems.


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Uncovered: How great leaders inspire action in business and life

Martin Luther King leaning on a lectern.
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If anyone’s ever uncovered the secret of why businesses and people, like Apple and Martin Luther King, have had incredible success, it’s Simon Sinek.  His inspiring book, “Start With Why,” explains his concept of three concentric circles of thought: why, how and what and how “starting with why” is how to secure the hearts, as well as the minds, of your clients or your audience.

Thanks to my friend, Anne Miller, for pointing me to this great Ted talk where he explains this incredible concept in 18 minutes flat.  Well worth the time to watch and become inspired.

Simon Sinek: How great leaders inspire action | Video on TED.com.

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