When Making Meets Working

Originally posted on Make::

Cloudfridge Arduino Yun

The more technology rules our lives, the more our worlds blur. Thanks to smartphones, tablets, cloud services, 3D printing, etc. the walls between the workplace and our personal lives are melting. While at work, we address personal email and buy holiday gifts. At home on a Saturday, we respond to work email and research a new software purchase for work. Somewhere in between we find the time to tenaciously tinker in our garages and remember what it’s like to explore science and technology for the pure fun of it. Why not bring our garage creations and maker mindsets to the workplace?

When I’m not working as a business and technology consultant, I’m in my garage toiling away on anything from a Halloween prop popping out of garbage can to delight my sons to a backyard catapult to launch tennis balls and now, thanks to MAKE 36, putting my refrigerator…

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