Our idea is to encourage it by giving kids a place online to show it off, so family, friends and grandparents can see it and easily respond. Recognition makes a kid feel great, and motivates them to keep going. We want them to keep making, and by doing so learn new skills, use technology constructively, begin a lifelong adventure of curiosity, and hopefully spend time offline, too.
DIY was founded in November 2011. We’re a bunch of makers and doers. We’ve made websites, online communities, offline communities, films, cars, games, robots, sculptures, and houses. Our team of makers are Isaiah Saxon, Zach Klein, Daren Rabinovitch, Andrew Sliwinski, Dave Werner, Mike Bertino, Brian Reavis and Jonathan Beilin.
We work in a storefront near Dolores Park in San Francisco — look for the paw print on our door!