Applications and Communities
Chapters 5–11 show you the breadth of the possible applications of the technologies covered in Part I, and also introduces you to the communities that have grown up around these technologies. The communities and the applications can be somewhat intertwined, so we bounce between them in this section.
In Chapter 5, you hear about makerspaces and hackerspaces, where a lot of innovative applications of Arduinos, 3D printing, and similar technologies come about. These spaces can range from large commercial endeavors to corners of school rooms. We introduce you to some of the innovators in this space and relate ...