The Influence West Michigan blog of Mlive ran a piece written by Matthew Gryczan about the Maker Faire Detroit and what it says about Michigan inventors -- and the fun they have.
According to the article:
Anyone who has a sinking feeling Americans have lost their knack for making things and are now only consumers of cheap imported goods needed to stroll the grounds of the Henry Ford Museum in Detroit recently to put his or her mind at ease.
You would have found at the Maker Faire hundreds of Michigan inventors and do-it-yourselfers who are extremely clever with their minds and hands. You would have found a refreshing spirit among the enthusiasts — not government officials or academics, mind you — that Michigan is catching the crest of a totally new wave of small-scale manufacturing.
Read the rest of the story here: Maker Faire.