Matthew Gryczan has been involved in the Maker movement in Michigan for more than a decade, first demonstrating his gyrocar toy at first Detroit Maker Faire in 2010 and hosting a visit by Maker Faire founder Dale Dougherty to Grand Rapids in 2011 as a way to promote the concept in West Michigan.
Matthew demonstrated a variety of homebuilt projects for 3 years at the Detroit Maker Faire hosted by at the Henry Ford Museum, and he served as a contributing writer to Make magazine. He also wrote articles that promoted the Maker concept statewide and worked on the organizing body of the GR Mini Maker Faire sponsored by the Grand Rapids Public Museum.
Although he didn’t know it, Matthew was a Maker since childhood, pouring over the books of Alfred P. Morgan to learn how to construct everything from a sal ammoniac battery to a Geiger counter.
He is now working to build a network of Makers in West Michigan called Makers United so they can easily share ideas, tips, and projects that are underway or completed.
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