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The Maker Revolution

Book Description

Become a force for change through community, access, knowledge, and innovation

The Maker Revolution is a guidebook to the new industrial revolution. Artisans, crafters, DIYers, and inventors around the globe are changing the way we change the world—are you ready to join the movement? This book shows you how to find your place in the revolution. You'll learn how the movement came about, and how Makers are already shifting paradigms and pushing the boundaries of innovation. You'll discover the people, organizations, and technologies that are catalyzing a re-thinking of industry, business, economic development and education, and you'll explore the ways in which specific types of participation could propel the movement toward greater access and inclusivity. You may even discover your own inner Maker, and decide to join the revolution.

The world's greatest problems will only be solved by the creativity, ingenuity, and innovation of its inhabitants. The Maker Movement and the revolution it heralds holds that truth at its core, and strives to give everyone access to the knowledge, tools, experience, and community they need to change the world. This book takes you inside the movement, and helps you find your place.

  • Understand the drivers, depths, and goals of the Maker Movement
  • Explore the major trends and technologies that enable makers
  • Learn how institutions can engage and participate in the Maker Revolution
  • Find your inner revolutionary and become a part of the changing world

The new revolution will not be televised—it will be something you hold in your hand, something you use every day, and the spirit of the community that created it. The Maker Revolution brings you into the fold to show you the power of breaking away from the status quo and will show you how you too can help change the world.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Introduction: The Maker Revolution
    1. THE MAKER MOVEMENT—A QUICK SURVEY
    2. TECHSHOP, AN OPEN-ACCESS DIY WORKSHOP AND FABRICATION STUDIO
    3. MY INTRODUCTION TO EXPONENTIAL TECHNOLOGY
    4. NOTE
  4. SECTION 1: Trends That Are Driving the Maker Revolution
    1. CHAPTER 1: Exponential Technologies
      1. NEW INFORMATION
      2. ELECTRIC CARS
      3. DRONES
      4. 3D PRINTERS
      5. SNAPCHAT FILTERS
      6. IMPLICATIONS
      7. ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE
      8. ROBOTICS
      9. MANUFACTURING, 3D PRINTERS, AND NANOTECHNOLOGY
      10. COMPUTER NUMERICALLY CONTROLLED (CNC) MACHINES
      11. BIOTECH, BIOINFORMATICS, AND BIOHACKING
      12. NETWORKS AND COMPUTING
      13. THE SINGULARITY
      14. NOTE
    2. CHAPTER 2: Tools and Knowledge
      1. ACCESS TO TOOLS AND TRAINING
      2. LASER CUTTERS
      3. MAKERSPACE EQUIPMENT
      4. SETH
      5. ACCESS TO KNOWLEDGE
      6. LIZ
      7. MARC ROTH
      8. NOTE
    3. CHAPTER 3: Capital, Manufacturing, and Markets
      1. CROWDFUNDING, STARTUP ACCELERATORS, AND THE JOBS ACT
      2. THE JUMPSTART OUR BUSINESS STARTUPS (JOBS) ACT
      3. MANUFACTURING
      4. DARA DOTZ
      5. ACCESS TO MARKETS, SALES, AND MARKETING
    4. CHAPTER 4: Recapping the Drivers of the Revolution
  5. SECTION 2: The Maker Revolution Is Driving Major Changes
    1. CHAPTER 5: Economic Development
      1. CASE STUDY EXAMPLES
      2. ECONOMIC IMPACT
      3. JOBS SUMMARY
      4. REAL ESTATE
      5. INVESTMENT HYPOTHESIS
      6. NOTES
    2. CHAPTER 6: Innovation
      1. SPONSORING A LOCAL INNOVATION CENTER
      2. CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
      3. CHIEF MARKETING OFFICER
      4. CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
      5. CHIEF TECHNICAL OFFICER/CHIEF INFORMATION OFFICER
      6. CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER
      7. HUMAN RESOURCES
      8. CHIEF INNOVATION OFFICER
      9. LEGAL
      10. RECAP
      11. NOTES
    3. CHAPTER 7: Creativity
      1. TOOLS
      2. MATERIAL
      3. PROCESSES
      4. HACKATHONS
      5. EVENTS
    4. CHAPTER 8: Education
      1. EXPOSURE
      2. COMMUNITY CENTERS
      3. AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAMS
      4. ALTERNATIVE SCHOOLS
      5. COLLEGE MAKERSPACES
      6. CITYWIDE ACADEMIC MAKERSPACE ECOSYSTEM
      7. THE MAKER PORTFOLIO
      8. NOTES
  6. SECTION 3: What Should We Do about It?
    1. CHAPTER 9: Institutional Response
      1. SCHOOLS
      2. CORPORATE RESPONSE
      3. MILITARY
      4. CITIES
      5. STATE AND FEDERAL GOVERNMENT
      6. CORPORATIONS
      7. FOUNDATIONS
      8. NOTE
    2. CHAPTER 10: A Call to Arms—How Engaged Are You?
      1. ORGANIZATIONS
      2. HOW ENGAGED ARE YOU?
      3. HOW ENGAGED IS YOUR COMPANY, CITY, OR INSTITUTION?
  7. Conclusion
  8. Index
  9. End User License Agreement