The maker culture is a contemporary culture or subculture representing a technology-based extension of DIY culture that revels in the creation of new devices as well as tinkering with existing ones. The maker culture in general supports open-source hardware. Typical interests enjoyed by the maker culture include engineering-oriented pursuits such as electronics, robotics, 3-D printing and the use of Computer Numeric Control tools, as well as more traditional activities such as metalworking, woodworking and mainly, its predecessor, the traditional arts and crafts.
The subculture encourages cookbook re-use of designs published on websites and maker-oriented publications. There is a strong focus on using and learning practical skills and applying them to reference designs.
With the above spirit, PCE organises a Makers’ Day every year. During this time, all the facilities available for creative pursuit would be be provided free access to all the students for a hands-on feel. The exposure is expected to inspire students to make things, may be for PBL, B.E. project, mini-project or just satisfying his creative impulse.