Rich Lehrer

Ipswich, Massachusetts
Brookwood School & Enable Community Foundation

What does it mean to be a maker?

Effecting positive change on a personal, community, and global level.

What are you doing in the Maker community?

In 2013, Brookwood School became one of the first schools in the world to enter into the 3D printed prosthetic movement when I had my 8th grade students build a functional mechanical prosthetic for my son over the course of the year. This work has expanded greatly and I now coordinate the K-12 education initiatives for the Enable Community Foundation. We have hundreds of schools around the world 3D printing and building devices for kids.

Who are some other Makers you admire and why?

Amy Smith, found of MIT's D-Lab

Each of the 8600+ members of the e-NABLE community

My daughter and son - only 4 and 5 but unabashedly making things of incredible beauty and functionality.