Friendcatching in the machine shop


When I was in college, I spent a year on and off building things with my hands for fun. The way I did that was generally by misappropriating study time and instead spending it in the machine shop. It’s a place where:

  1. people build different things
  2. people see each other build different things, and ask what they’re working on & why they’re working on it
  3. people broadcast feedback and advice on the things other people were building

The machine shop was a community uniquely tailored to encouraging friendcatching in the lowest-resistance way.