During my time with the TLTL, I taught over 200 students, ages 5-50, domestic and international, and from varied socio-economic backgrounds. Whether it was teaching teachers how to teach with the laser cutter in Thailand or making a Rube Goldberg with HS seniors from East Palo Alto; I was very lucky to be able to witness individuals cross that gap from consumer to producer and realize that they, themselves, can create objects that shape the world.