Are You An Expert, Apprentice Or Novice Maker?

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Are You An Expert, Apprentice Or Novice Maker? - Quiz

Makers, hackers, designers, and all-around tinkerers: take the 2015 Maker Movement Quiz and discover how your skills rank against fellow MAKERS!

Plus a few lucky winners will be randomly selected to win one (1) Printrbot 3D Printer, ten (10) $100 Maker Shed Gift Certificates and have your voice be heard by leaders in the maker community.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Participate in our leaderboard! Your State: (optional)

  • 2. 

    Participate in our leaderboard! Your Twitter Handle: (optional)

  • 3. 

    Share your email to be entered to win prizes worthy of a maker! (optional)Prizes: (1) Printrbot 3D Printer and (10) $100 Maker Shed Gift Certificates 

  • 4. 

    Participate in our leaderboard! Your Instagram Account: (optional)

  • 5. 

    Which of the following design tools have you used?(select all that apply) 

    • A.

      SolidWorks

    • B.

      PTC

    • C.

      OnShape

    • D.

      Fusion 360

    • E.

      Rhino

    • F.

      Sketchup

    • G.

      Other type of design software

    • H.

      Never used any design software

    • I.

      Never even heard of design software

    Correct Answer
    A. SolidWorks
    Explanation
    SolidWorks is a design tool that is commonly used in various industries for 3D modeling and computer-aided design (CAD) purposes. It offers a range of features and functionalities that enable users to create, simulate, and analyze designs. SolidWorks is known for its user-friendly interface, extensive library of pre-built components, and compatibility with other software and file formats. It is widely used by engineers, designers, and manufacturers to develop products, prototypes, and manufacturing processes.

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  • 6. 

    When I got a toy as a child I _____________ (select one)

    • A.

      Played with it for hours

    • B.

      Usually made something with the box

    • C.

      Broke it and put it back together, often making it cooler

    Correct Answer
    A. Played with it for hours
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Played with it for hours." This suggests that when the person received a toy as a child, they would spend a significant amount of time playing with it. This implies that they found the toy enjoyable and engaging, leading them to spend extended periods of time playing with it.

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  • 7. 

    I got my first computer because I  _____________ (select one)

    • A.

      Needed it for school

    • B.

      Built it myself

    • C.

      Wanted to learn coding and how computers operate under the hood

    Correct Answer
    A. Needed it for school
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Needed it for school". This suggests that the person acquired their first computer because they required it for educational purposes. It implies that the computer was necessary to complete school assignments or tasks efficiently.

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  • 8. 

    I get inspired to make something from __________ (select all that apply)

    • A.

      Designs I see online

    • B.

      Maker kits

    • C.

      Random ideas or trying to improve upon the things around me

    Correct Answer
    A. Designs I see online
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Designs I see online". This suggests that the individual finds inspiration to create something from designs they come across on the internet. This could include various types of designs such as art, fashion, architecture, or any other creative ideas that they encounter online. Seeing these designs sparks their creativity and motivates them to make something of their own.

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  • 9. 

    My maker projects tend to be   _____________ (select one)

    • A.

      Practical and easy to build

    • B.

      Ambitious, and maybe a bit optimistic

    • C.

      Highly innovative, creating something that hasn’t been done before

    Correct Answer
    A. Practical and easy to build
    Explanation
    The given correct answer for this question is "Practical and easy to build". This suggests that the maker projects undertaken by the person are focused on creating something that is useful and can be easily constructed. These projects may involve practical solutions to everyday problems and prioritize simplicity in their design and implementation.

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  • 10. 

    When I create, I tend to be _____________ (select one)

    • A.

      Trying to solve a specific problem

    • B.

      Experimenting for fun

    • C.

      Following instructions

    Correct Answer
    A. Trying to solve a specific problem
    Explanation
    When someone says that they tend to be "trying to solve a specific problem" when they create, it means that they engage in the creative process with the intention of finding a solution to a particular issue or challenge. This suggests that they approach their creative endeavors with a problem-solving mindset, focusing on finding innovative and practical solutions rather than simply exploring or following instructions.

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  • 11. 

    Where do you usually create?​(select all that apply)

    • A.

      At home

    • B.

      School lab

    • C.

      Other makers space

    Correct Answer
    A. At home
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "At home". This answer suggests that the person usually creates in their own home environment. It implies that they have a designated space or area at home where they engage in creative activities or hobbies. This could include activities such as arts and crafts, DIY projects, writing, or any other form of personal creation.

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  • 12. 

    How do you share what you build? ​(select all that apply)

    • A.

      Not really into sharing

    • B.

      I share mostly pictures on Instagram

    • C.

      YouTube: I make videos of my creations and share them on YouTube or Vine

    • D.

      I share on social networks (Facebook, Twitter, GooglePlus)

    • E.

      I share in a focused design community (Dribbble, MakerSpace, Core77)

    Correct Answer
    A. Not really into sharing
    Explanation
    The given answer "Not really into sharing" suggests that the person is not interested in sharing what they build. This means that they may prefer to keep their creations to themselves and not share them with others.

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  • 13. 

    What type of maker are you? Are you a student?(select one) 

    • A.

      I am a high school student

    • B.

      I am a college student. Making is part of my academic program

    • C.

      I am a college student. Making is NOT part of my academic program

    • D.

      I am a PHD/Masters student. Making is part of my academic program

    • E.

      I am a PHD/Masters student. Making is NOT part of my academic program. I do it for fun!

    • F.

      I am a college graduate. Making is what I do for work (design, build, create)

    • G.

      I am a college graduate. Making is my hobby

    • H.

      Self-taught. Making is in my job description

    • I.

      Self-taught. Making is my hobby

    Correct Answer
    B. I am a college student. Making is part of my academic program
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "I am a college student. Making is part of my academic program." This answer indicates that the person is currently enrolled in college and that making is a required component of their academic program. This suggests that they are actively engaged in hands-on learning and practical application of skills in their field of study.

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  • 14. 

    What is your field of study/line of work? (select all that apply) 

    • A.

      I am in high school! No declared major yet

    • B.

      Industrial design

    • C.

      Automotive design

    • D.

      Creative tech (animation/illustration/design)

    • E.

      Mechanical Engineering

    • F.

      Manufacturing Engineering

    • G.

      Architecture

    • H.

      Product design

    • I.

      Computer programming

    • J.

      Other

    Correct Answer
    A. I am in high school! No declared major yet
    Explanation
    The given answer indicates that the person is currently in high school and has not yet chosen a specific field of study or major. This suggests that they are still exploring their interests and options, and have not made a decision about their future academic or career path.

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  • 15. 

    Which of the following tools have you utilized to make things _____(select all that apply)

    • A.

      3D-Printing

    • B.

      Laser cutter

    • C.

      Raspberry Pi

    • D.

      Drones

    • E.

      Electronics

    • F.

      Microcontrollers

    • G.

      Animation

    • H.

      CNC

    • I.

      Arduino

    • J.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. 3D-Printing
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 3D-Printing because it is one of the tools that the person has utilized to make things.

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  • 16. 

    Which of the following design tools have you heard of?(select all that apply)

    • A.

      SolidWorks

    • B.

      PTC

    • C.

      OnShape

    • D.

      Fusion 360

    • E.

      Rhino

    • F.

      Sketchup

    • G.

      Other type of design software

    • H.

      Never used any design software

    • I.

      Never even heard of design software

    Correct Answer
    A. SolidWorks
    Explanation
    SolidWorks is a well-known design tool that is commonly used in fields such as mechanical engineering and product design. It is a computer-aided design (CAD) software that allows users to create 3D models and drawings. It offers a wide range of features and capabilities, including parametric modeling, assembly design, and simulation. SolidWorks is widely used in various industries due to its user-friendly interface and robust functionality. Many professionals and students are familiar with SolidWorks and have used it for their design projects.

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  • 17. 

    To build a model of an energy efficient, yet fierce dream car, which software tool(s) would you choose for ideation, combining industrial and mechanical design, collaboration with makers and machining for production? (select all that apply)

    • A.

      PTC

    • B.

      OnShape

    • C.

      SolidWorks

    • D.

      Fusion 360

    • E.

      Sketchup

    • F.

      Rhino

    • G.

      Other CAD software

    • H.

      Not sure, never have used any design software

    Correct Answer
    C. SolidWorks
    Explanation
    SolidWorks is the correct answer because it is a widely used software tool for industrial and mechanical design. It allows for ideation, collaboration with makers, and machining for production. It is specifically designed for engineering and manufacturing purposes, making it suitable for building a model of an energy efficient dream car.

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