For anyone who has attended Detroit Maker faire at the Henry Ford, it's pretty darn clear what a spectacularly innovative and engaging event it is. From robots to flame throwers to the world's biggest game of mousetrap, this festival of eccentric inventors and clever construction is a cornucopia of do-it-yourself innovation. Faire co-creator Dale Dougherty agrees.
"You don't have to say it's just Detroit vs. the Bay area, but Detroit doesn't necessarily get the visibility of what people are doing there. I thought the purpose of a Maker Faire was to show all the good work that's going on here, and it's as good as anywhere.
We have more tractors here. We have more Model T's here. I think what's special is there is a legacy here of manufacturing and tinkering that I think people have been brought up in, and it's close to them.
And to some degree it feels more real here than in the Bay area."
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