Hacking Tractors, Migrating Students, and Baby Fever
Here is your weekly dose of “Maker Message Monday”, a list of what we are enjoying or pondering as Makers!
Random Shower Thoughts
Videos We Are Watching
Small town farmer vs big city monopoly is a common story.
Big money leads to equipment, software, and purchasing power leaves most farmers in the dust.
However, hometown farmers don’t go down that easy. When something needs to be fixed or engineered… most farmers roll up their sleeves and find a way to get the job done with what they have.
Making them some of the BEST MAKERS IN HISTORY.
This group of farmers and mechanics from Nebraska are no different.
Now they are fighting large manufacturers like John Deere for the right to access the diagnostic software they need to repair their tractors.
This is their story covered by the brilliant team at Motherboard.
Articles We Are Reading
Globalization has done wonders for education.
If you have the talent and are lucky enough to find the funding, you can pretty much travel wherever you want in the world to expand your education.
“Today, nearly five million international students travel abroad for education and by 2030 are expected to reach at least seven million.” – Holon IQ
So where are all these students traveling?
And yes… they make super engaging charts. Because who doesn’t love cool charts?
Projects We Are Enjoying
Being responsible for a Baby is probably one of the most nerve-racking things a person can experience.
Okay… Fear factor was pretty sick in the head.
BUT there are a lot of things you want to know when caring for a baby!
The temperature and humidity of the baby’s room will be one of those things.
So why not skip the Walmart line and make your own?!
Here is a great tutorial by Paclevkov on Instructables.