Makers at Work
Folks Reinventing the World One Object or Idea at a Time
As you’ll see from the 21 interviews in Makers at Work, inquisitive makers are just as apt to pick up a laser cutter or an Arduino as a wrench to fashion something new. For example, you’ll meet Jeri Ellsworth, who might provide a video lecture on magnetic logic one day and a tutorial on welding a roll bar on a stock car the next. You’ll also meet Eben Upton, who put cheap, powerful computing in the hands of everyone with the Raspberry Pi; Becky Stern, who jazzes up clothing with sensors and LEDs; and bunnie Huang, who knows the ins and outs of the Shenzhen, China, electronics parts markets as well as anyone. As all the interviews in Makers at Work show, makers have something in common: reverence for our technical past coupled with an aversion to convention. If they can’t invent new processes or products, it’s simply not worth doing.
Crazy as foxes, makers—working in the spirit of Tesla, Wozniak, Edison, Gates, Musk and many others—can bring sophisticated products to the people or to the market as fast or faster than large corporations. And they are not just enabling new technologies and devices—they are changing the way these devices are funded, manufactured, assembled, and delivered.
- Meet the individuals who define what it means to be a maker.
- Learn about the tools and technologies driving the new industrial revolution.
- Discover ways to scale your weekend project into a profitable business.
- See how others have used to crowdfunding to make their visions a reality.
- Learn how open-source hardware and software is enabling whole new categories of products by removing barriers of entry for inventors.
What you’ll learn
- Learn about 3d printing and how it is changing manufacturing.
- Discover new software tools for designing things on your own.
- Learn how to source parts, code, or ideas for your creations.
- Meet maker pioneers who helped open up a new world, and makers who have used crowdfunding to support their efforts.
- Uncover recipes for success or failure when bringing physical products to market.
- Learn ways to scale your weekend project into a profitable business from experienced entrepreneurs.
- Learn how open-source hardware and software is enabling new classes of products by removing the barrier of entry for inventors.
- Open your mind to new ideas, methods, things, and possibilities.
This book is for anyone with an independent spirit, creative bent, or natural curiosity who believes you can create whatever your mind can conceive and wants to see how others have done just that.
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