Maker Movement Manifesto

“Making is fundamental to what it means to be human.

We must make, create, and express ourselves to feel

whole. There is something unique about making

physical things. Things we make are like little pieces

of us and seem to embody portions of our soul.”



The Maker Movement 2019

The maker movement has been defined as ‘a social movement with an artisan spirit. The maker culture emphasizes learning-through-doing in a social environment. The maker culture also emphasizes informal, networked, peer-led, and shared learning motivated by fun and self-fulfillment.’ To become inspired check out the ‘Maker Mover Spotlight’ which highlights different makers from a broad community at: The Maker Faire was created by Make Magazine to “celebrate arts, crafts, engineering, science projects,” and DIY.


Rockford MakerSpace

Locally, the Rockford MakerSpace is a community workshop and laboratory. The space provides an environment for tinkerers, artists, engineers, designers, machinists, hobbyists, programmers, makers, and thinkers to collaborate and have access to tools and learning opportunities to pursue their interests.

Check out the Rockford MakerSpace:

203 N Church St, Rockford, Illinois