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Lansing Maker recaps weekend of ideas and innovation

Lansing Maker Week photo
Joe Carr
East Lansing Public Library
Tony Willis of the Lansing Economic Area Partnership introduces a panel at Lansing Maker Week.

Lansing Maker Week has wrapped up. Current State talks with 3-D printing expert Joe Carr about what Makers are doing in Lansing.

“Our parents created the world’s largest economy and strongest middle class not by buying stuff but by building stuff, by making stuff...by tinkering and inventing and building.” Those were President Barack Obama’s words last year at the White House’s first Maker Faire.

The second annual Lansing Maker Week, which just wrapped last night, is meant to nurture the local "maker” tradition and culture.

Lansing’s Joe Carr is a 3-D printing whiz who describes himself as an "all round maker." More formally, he is a technology specialist with the East Lansing Public Library and a key figure with the library's Maker Studios inside the Marriott Hotel in East Lansing. He's also a part of the Lansing “proto team.”

Current State talks with Joe Carr about Lansing Maker Week.

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