Makerspeak is the specialized jargon and slang used by those who make. It is language with its sleeves rolled up.
Makers are inherently creative and so it’s not surprising that they use inventive language and novel naming conventions when describing the materials, tools, and processes they work with. But Makerspeak is more than simply a form of communication, it is also a carrier of ideas. It helps transmit knowledge and reinforce common maker values and belief systems. The Makerspeak Lexicon is an archive and celebration of the unique vernacular developed and used by those who make. It’s an attempt to establish a lingua franca or bridge language that links makers and maker communities through a shared vocabulary and dialect. [Makerspeak Full Text].