|Founder(s)||Zach Klein |
DIY was founded by Vimeo co-founder Zach Klein, Isaiah Saxon, Andrew Sliwinski, and Daren Rabinovitch in May 2012. Local clubs based on the DIY model have since sprung up in several places.
DIY members complete projects to solve particular challenges designed by the company to teach skills. Members earn patches, which are sent to them in the mail, for successfully completing a specified number of challenges for each skill. There are 120 skills offered including Architect, Backyard Farmer, Hardware Hacker, Special Effects Wizard, and Zoologist.
As of September, 2013, 100,000 children had registered as members of DIY.org. The average age was 12. As of October, 2016, over 400,000 kids have registered.
The animation studio Encyclopedia Pictura is creating an animated series based on the DIY world.
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