How tech is transforming the DIY movement (video)

More and more entrepreneurs are turning their product ideas into prototypes with the help of high-tech tools. The CEO of TechShop talks about the impact on the evolving DIY movement.

Laser cutting, machine sewing, woodworking -- these are some of the basic skills used to build today's latest tech products. And more and more entrepreneurs are getting hands-on training to make their ideas a reality.

TechShop -- described by CEO Mark Hatch as "shop class on steroids" -- is one of the places that inventors go to make prototypes of their projects.

"A lot of people like to make things. It's fundamental to what it means to be human -- at least, we believe that," says Hatch.

He sat down for an interview recently with SmartPlanet correspondent Sumi Das and discussed the origins of the maker movement. He also talked about how he sees high-tech tools once used only on manufacturing lines becoming available for "disposable-income prices." That can transform the manufacturing economics in the U.S., he said.

This video originally appeared on SmartPlanet with the headline "Techie DIY projects creating a movement."

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