DIY ‘Hackers’ Tinker Everyday Things Into Treasure : NPR

Most people think of a hacker as someone who breaks into computer networks, but many in the do-it-yourself movement have adopted the term for themselves. DIY hackers take everyday items and hack, or modify, them to serve new purposes. In the last few years, work spaces dedicated to their craft have been sprouting up all over North America.

http://www.npr.org/2010/11/12/131268511/diy-hackers-tinker-everyday-things-into-treasure