As global supply chains have revealed their vulnerabilities during the pandemic, digital fabrication technologies demonstrate a new way forward.
There's no telling what people tinkering with machines or tools can end up creating. While most of the products may not have much of an impact, a few may be breakthrough innovations.
Dreamers are welcome at Parel's innovator workshop, Makers'Asylum, so long as they get their hands dirty.
The space, set-up in the basement of a building in Bandra, has been created for the maker community, a subculture of people who have a DIY approach to innovation.
It was a packed day at the Asylum. We had an Aeromodeling workshop in the morning. One bunch was building a quad bike from old bicycle frames, and another was doing something similar using PVC pipes.