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Genre: Makers & Making

Makers

Makers

In Makers, author Chris Anderson takes you right into the heart of a new industrial revolution that has started to happen. Open source design and technologies such as 3D printing bring manufacturing to the desktop thereby enabling everyone to invent. Anderson believes that a generation of Makers is about to unleash its collective potential leading to the next big wave in the global economy - the 'long tail of things', an age of custom-fabricated, DIY product design and creation. More info →
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Zero to Maker: Learn (Just Enough) to Make (Just About) Anything

Zero to Maker: Learn (Just Enough) to Make (Just About) Anything

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Genre: Makers & Making
In 'Zero to Maker' Author David Lang shares his story on how he lost his job, entered the Maker world, and started OpenROV - a DIY community. Lang provides advice for designers and aspiring inventors on how to navigate the Maker world, how to find the best making resources and how to equip yourself with the skills to become a maker in your own right. An excellent guide for anyone ready to join the Maker movement. More info →
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Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom

Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom

In this practical guide, Sylvia Martinez and Gary Stager provide educators, administrators and community leaders with the how and why of classroom making. This book is a great and practical resource for educators who want to turn their classroom into a makerspace where kids can learn through engaging, hands-on projects that encourage creativity, tinkering, and making. Whether you have access to technology such as laser cutters, 3D printers, and CNC machines or common materials such as cardboard, aluminum foil, and paint, this book is filled with examples from makers and teachers that help you turn your students into creative, life-long learners. Invent to Learn is an invaluable resource for both new and experienced educators who want to grow professionally. More info →
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The Maker Movement Manifesto

The Maker Movement Manifesto

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Genre: Makers & Making
The Maker Movement Manifesto takes you deep into the movement. Author Mark Hatch, co-founder of TechShop, describes how the latest advances in technology have given ordinary people the tools to design extraordinary products, often leading to new business ventures. Hatch explains how individuals can now create, innovate and make a fortune or drive societal change - with nothing other than their creativity and some hard work. More info →
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The Makerspace Workbench: Tools, Technologies, and Techniques for Making

The Makerspace Workbench: Tools, Technologies, and Techniques for Making

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The Makerspace Workbench is an illustrated guide to setting up a dynamic work space, a Makerspace, for your DIY hardware, electronics or programming projects. Author Adam Kemp focuses on the benefits of having a shared space and tools to attract fellow makers who will enrich your making experience through collaboration and knowledge sharing. No matter whether you are a hobbyist, educator or community, this book teaches you what tools, software, materials and shop layout you need to get started. More info →
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