tinkerer


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an unskilled person who tries to fix or mend

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a person who enjoys fixing and experimenting with machines and their parts

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It is beautifully illustrative of the second part of his title--Bushnell the tinkerer.
I had the opportunity to "speak" to Wolf Koenig in his first Internet interview, a fitting format for a self--professed tinkerer who made a career out of embracing the latest technologies.
It doesn't matter whether you buy Itanium from Dell or HP or IBM or the computer tinkerer downtown, the resulting workstations are all going to be basically the same hardware and they're all going to be running Windows or Intel-compatible Unix.
New ideas, inventions and experiments from the tinkerer in the garage change the world, while rendering obsolete the existing modes of production, infrastructure and status quo.
Sheppard was a tinkerer, an inventor with a remarkably creative mind and a broad entrepreneurial streak, according to his son, company President Peter Sheppard.
A vendor of small household items by day, and a renowned tinkerer in his spare time, Guirola crafted his first bike - one that was 6.
The newest iPad went on sale in Australia early yesterday, and at the front of a line of fans hoping to get hold of the 4G-ready tablet computer was a tinkerer from California gadget-repair firm iFixit, who quickly took one apart for a Web blog.
Like many young boys, Hal is a bit of dreamer and a tinkerer.
All that number-crunching - to think he could have presented Countdown over the same period and be a multi-millionaire - all those step-changes from major reformer to minor tinkerer, all those betrayals by his alter-ego Tony Blair.
Judges include wind-up radio inventor Trevor Baylis and TV tinkerer Dick Strawbridge.
Every cowboy shooter and tinkerer of old guns will want gunsmith David R.
It's a combination character study, idiosyncratic autobiography, frontier adventure tale, sci-fi movie, and interdisciplinary documentary, in which Zittel presents herself as artist, citizen, tinkerer, visionary, control freak, renegade, and glam queen.
A born tinkerer described as ``the butterfly of the neighborhood,'' Brandon had built his own motor scooter, hatched baby chicks and once tearfully appealed to a local church congregation to pray for his dead dog.