An interview on Making with

Lisa Q. Fetterman

Co-Founder and CEO, Nomiku

About Lisa

Lisa is a Maker Pro and the CEO of the hardware start-up Nomiku. She's currently manufacturing the first batch of Kickstarter backed WiFi immersion circulators in the Bay Area with her co-founders Abe and Bam.

What is Making?

Making is creating something you want to see in the world. It is so powerful because that thing you made was made by you, this thing, even if it is something that has been made before had never ever in the history of the world been made by you!

Who are Makers?

Makers are people who create things. I imagine a maker as person not a corporate entity, one singular person who makes something is a maker. So Nomiku the company is not a maker even though we collectively make things. However, Lisa from Nomiku is a maker. 

Why is Making important?

Making is important because it is the most effective way to express an idea--- to make it real! Whether it’d be a blog post, a robot, or a painting. Making is taking something out of your head.

What is an exciting example of Making and why?

An exciting example of making for me is usually physical devices that can make other things! Of course there’s the Nomiku but there’s also RepRaps which help you make. It’s so exciting because the opportunities are boundless. Part of making is the dreaming and scheming process and physical devices that empower that definitely get me going.

How is Making transforming education?

Making is what everyone wishes education was--- actually teaching you skills to pay the bills. 

Critical thinking is an important part of what we learn in school and that takes a lifetime to perfect just like making. Making brings STEM to life and not to mention you can make the best friends you’ve ever made in your life and that’s quite encouraging.

How can Making change my community?

Making brings passionate people together to unite and finish a goal. That is probably the most powerful thing I’ve ever experienced in my life.

How does Making solve big problems?

Big problems have a problem, they are big. Making uses the network effect to attack them that no one person can do alone.