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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But Apilan had always been a tinkerer of small electronic devices.
Altman returned home, met with fellow tinkerers, rented a space for Noisebridge the next year.
For the hardcore tinkerer, there's also the gunsmith mode, letting you craft the ultimate pea-shooter, choosing everything from clip type to barrel, scope and skin.
Barber where two neighbors often talk about this friend of a friend, a tinkerer shade-tree mechanic, who happens to be in a wheelchair.
He merely appeared to send it, thanks to some unseen tinkerer messing with his Twitter account.
A Lansing-bred tinkerer, Ransom Olds' life experience and world view resembled his more famous contemporary, Henry Ford.
Broderick, a self-described tinkerer, is always on the lookout for the used grease for his car, which he converted to run on a home-brewed mixture of the stale oil.
An award-winning tinkerer offers step-by-step ways for being creative with this inexpensive robot often sold as a toy, e.
He tells us that Bushnell the Yankee "was a bold innovator, reconceptualizing in his writing and orations almost everything that crossed his path, and a great tinkerer, always interested in improving that which he found before him" (4).
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.
Ratzenberger still regards himself as a garage tinkerer and holds five patents for a packaging process that he invented.
Thomas Adams, a photographer and tinkerer, found that chicle made lousy tires but great chewing gum, much superior to the then-dominant spruce bark and paraffin wax.
Sugata Mitra, a physicist from Indian think-tank NIIT, embodies the best features of a scientist, educator, tinkerer and dreamer.
Reeves quickly showed himself to be a highly capable tinkerer and designer.
My admiration for Chelsea is no secret and I believe that the smirking Italian tinkerer may yet have the last laugh.