Michael Espinos

Cary, Illinois
Heineman Middle School


What does it mean to be a maker?

It means that nothing is impossible. If there is something you want and you don't have it or it does not exist you can make it.

What are you doing in the Maker community?

I have been combining electronics and 3D printing to make fun new things. I teach STEAM education at a middle school and have the students challenging themselves daily.

Who are some other Makers you admire and why?

Elon Musk, because he never gave up on his dreams and knew that he had to make them come true. I also admire people like Ian Flemming and Gene Roddenberry for giving us gadgets that I and my generation grew up wanting to make.