Maker Pro is a book of essays by more than a dozen prominent and up-and-coming professional makers (Maker Pros). Each essay includes advice and stories on topics such as starting a kit-making business, taking a hardware project open-source, and plenty of encouragement to "quit your day job." This book is a reference for anyone who dreams of turning a hobby into a small business, and features stories from well-known professional makers; it will turn aspiration into inspiration.
Table of Contents
- 1. The Art of Unemployment
- 2. Interview: Tindie’s Emile Petrone
- 3. Evolve With the Maker Scene
- 4. Making It
- 5. The Power of Constraints
- 6. Have Makerspaces Made the Traditional Artist Studio Obsolete?
- 7. Pick Your Maker Sherpas
- 8. I’m Not a Maker, I’m a Builder
- 9. Hacking Brick and Mortar
- 10. Interview: MakerBot Industries Cofounder Zach Smith
- 11. Make a Living Doing What You Love
- 12. Are You BioCurious?
- 13. Interview: Freaklabs’ Chris “Akiba” Wang
- 14. Making Things Is Even More Vital Than You Think
- 15. Soylent Supply Chain
- 16. Quit Your Day Job
- About the Authors
- Title: Maker Pro
- Release date: December 2014
- Publisher(s): Make: Community
- ISBN: 9781457186189