Think of an auto rickshaw mixed with the car from Back to the Future, and the curriculum from a science or engineering class you wish you had in school. Now take that and set it in the heart of Mumbai. The Maker Auto is a mobile link between the Makers’ Asylum and the greater community of Mumbai. We are conducting workshops in collaboration with a variety of community groups, neighborhood associations, and nonprofit educational organizations from throughout the city.
The excitement and energy about innovation and building things in a maker-space is palpable, but how far can we extend that excitement? How can we bring that creativity energy to collaborations in the greater community of a Mumbai? India has countless people who make their living building things, but physical building activities are not often viewed as a respectable career path. Let’s work together to build a mobile platform for making collaboration to expand our community of change-makers.