What’s going on in your workshop?
The Social Community for Makers. Share your projects, skills, ideas, tips and tricks.
Tell other members a bit about you. Your profile also acts as a dashboard where you can update your information and change your settings.
Join and Create groups and share your interests with other like-minded members.
The foundation of any community is its network. Connect with other members and add them to your friends list. Explore the member directory to find other members with similar interests.
Quickly scan the what is going on within the community and post updates to let everyone know what you’ve been working on. Ask questions and let the other members of the community give you a hand.
Share photos of the projects you’ve been working on. Get ideas and inspiration from other members work.
Share links to your favorite videos from sites like YouTub and Vimeo and more. Coming soon, upload your own videos directly to In My Workshop.
Wanna post something with a bit more substance? Post tutorial, review or article to the blog for all to read. Notification of the post is automatically posted in the activity feed and comments on blog posts also synced as well.
Sometimes it nice to be able to get input from others. Post a poll and let other members vote.
These features just scratch the tip of the iceberg. Functionality like hashtags, @mention other members, private messaging, real-time notifications, reactions, the list goes on.
What if I don't have a workshop?
We consider anywhere you work on projects as your workshop. Whether it is a garage, tool shed, basement, spare room, or kitchen table. Bottom line we needed a bad ass name and it “In My Workshop” fit the bill.
What is a Maker?
According to Wikipedia: The maker culture is a contemporary culture or subculture representing a technology-based extension of DIY culture that intersects with hacker culture (which is less concerned with physical objects as it focuses on software) and revels in the creation of new devices as well as tinkering with existing ones. The maker culture, in general, supports open-source hardware. Typical interests enjoyed by the maker culture include engineering-oriented pursuits such as electronics, robotics, 3-D printing, and the use of Computer Numeric Control tools, as well as more traditional activities such as metalworking, woodworking, and, mainly, its predecessor, the traditional arts and crafts. The subculture stresses a cut-and-paste approach to standardized hobbyist technologies, and encourages cookbook re-use of designs published on websites and maker-oriented publications. There is a strong focus on using and learning practical skills and applying them to reference designs. There is also growing work on equity and the maker culture.