Makers talk project inspiration, the self-starter mindset and more on Twitter

Makers talk project inspiration, the self-starter mindset and more on Twitter

Missed Tuesday’s Iowa Maker Tweet-Up? Here’s a recap of our conversation with inventors, tinkerers and educators from across the state, featuring all things DIY and upcycling! Tweet #iamakerchat every other Tuesday from 7:00-8:00 pm through August 11 for a fun, fast-paced discussion about a new Making topic.

Next time: Join us on Tuesday, June 30, from 7:00-8:00 pm for a discussion about the role of technology in art, Making and innovation!

Making is all about inquiry, so naturally we started with a question:

Why is it important to have a 'self-starter'/DIY mindset as a Maker? #iamakerchat -@SCIOWA

If you don't have the drive, you're never going to get off the ground! #iamakerchat -@Area515DSM

If you're not a self-starter, you probably won't end up making much. So if you are making, you are one! -@MichaelELandon

Makers turn to a variety of resources for inspiration:

Question time! Where do you get ideas for DIY projects? Pinterest? Blogs? Other Makers? #iamakerchat -@SCIOWA

All of those things. Plus the drive to develop a solution to a problem or issue. -@AAMers, American Alliance of Museums

We learned there’s no right way to start a project:

When you get an idea, what’s the first thing you do? Sketch? Write about it? Tell a fellow Maker? #iamakerchat -@SCIOWA

Depends on the person. Any of those things. Some of them just dive right in as soon as the idea hits their mind. #iamakerchat -@Area515DSM

It’s OK to #MakeMistakes along the way, too…

What’s one lesson you’ve learned through Making? #iamakerchat -@SCIOWA

How to bounce back from failures. They’re not the end of the world. And they always make a fantastic story #iamakerchat -@baileymader

Join us on June 30 for techie talk. Get ready to discuss your favorite gadgets and gizmos at our technology-themed #iamakerchat on Tuesday, June 30, from 7:00-8:00 pm!