Darivanh Vlachos, Alexis Hope and Kate MacCorkle (from left to right above) came down to Metrix this evening to learn about MakerBots. This is not in itself noteworthy, especially since we’re pretty much the only shop in the neighborhood with any. What was different about this visit was that Darivanh, Alexis and Kate are all part of the Human Centered Design and Engineering at UW. They’re going to be making a MakerBot and documenting how they learn how to make and use it as their class project on how everyday, non-technical folks learn how to use technology.
This is possibly the most meta and intellectual use of Metrix I have yet to write about. It’s especially meta when I consider the fact that I am now documenting the documentation of their project…woo, recursion vertigo. Anyway, one more example of just how interesting and creative things can get when you put a bunch of tools in a basement open to the general public.