Dylan Smith

South Riding, Virginia
Gum Spring Maker Mill

What does it mean to be a maker?

I believe a maker just has the drive to create. The curse of zoning out in public as your mind forms an idea, and the gift your hands want to create.

What are you doing in the Maker community?

Currently I am working on an operational Iron Man suit. Complete with an endoskeleton that operates and has moving parts.

Who are some other Makers you admire and why?

Someone who I always refer back to is Nikola Tesla. By far one of the greatest Makers of all time. His passion to bring inventions to this world that help people is what drives me to create and help.