PBS NewsHour sent their tech reporter Miles O’Brien to Maker Faire where he found the weird, wonderful, and wild arrayed before him. In an excellent few minutes O’Brien experiences the wonder of making and posits that DIY could help us out of a number of doldrums.
Bonus video: Adam Savage talks about the magic of making and “dangerous” science. MythBusters is the one “adult” i.e. hour long aimed at an older audience show my kids watch and they love it. It shows them that science isn’t all equations and boredom but involves, occasionally, blowing things up.