Keeping Great Ideas from Gathering Dust

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My friend is a maker.  He’s built a 3D printer, owns a Shapeoko, and designed his own circuit boards. None of that is related to his day job – he’s a teacher – it’s just a hobby.   He’s a member of the local hackerspace and he’s also into ukuleles, and brewing beer, and table-top games.

A couple years ago, he designed a game that he thought would be fun.  It’s clever and unique and definitely not the kind of thing you’d find in the toy aisle at Wal-Mart.  He cut the wood pieces with his Shapeoko and 3D printed the tokens.  When he showed it to his gamer friends, they liked it. He took it to the hackerspace and everyone there thought it was pretty cool. Continue reading Keeping Great Ideas from Gathering Dust