Contest entries. Engineers/Professionals vs. ordinary DIY guys
The makers enter the cool contest here,of course. But if you have a look at the winners, it is very often the machine engineers and the professionals/those that do it for a living. Some of the instructables even fit better on kickstarter imho because you simply cannot replicate it at home. (or did I got the gist of Instructables.com wrong ?) Like the orbitng wheel or the 3D "diy" DLP printer. There is hardly a chance for an ordinary guy without specialized college eduction and/or access to hardware like waterjets, 3d printers and what have you.
What do you guys think ? Fair ? Deal with it ? Obsolete participating in contests ?
So shoot !