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News Release 14-077

National Science Foundation celebrates do-it-yourself engineers, tinkerers and inventors everywhere

On National Day of Making, NSF emphasizes continued support for grassroots innovators and STEM educators, commonly known as "makers"

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two visitors working at the Tinkering Social club

Part of the tech explosion in recent years, the maker movement represents an independent-minded community of people who create do-it-yourself tech solutions. Here, the Tinker Studio within San Francisco's Exploratorium hosted the first Tinkering Social Club. Visitors were invited to take apart household objects down to their smallest components.

Credit: Copyright The Exploratorium Tinkering Studio

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