This first section of the book introduces you to Arduinos, 3D printing, and the mindset of the community that has developed the consumer versions of these techologies.
Chapter 1 is an overview of the differences in mindset and views of learning between the maker/hacker community and the traditional, educational one. It is also a guide to the rest of the book. In Chapter 2, you learn about the Arduino microprocessor and the low-cost ecosystem of sensors, motors, and other electronics that has sprung up based on the Arduino. One of those ecosystems is the low-cost, open source 3D printer, introduced in Chapter 3.
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