Chapter 10. Epilogue

No book is easy to write, but this one had its own, unique challenges that made it particularly difficult. Namely, it was hard to document and explain such a dynamic situation. The maker movement is so alive with excitement and opportunity that topics and tools were changing only weeks after I wrote them down (and then again even weeks after I rewrote them). Over the course of the year it took me to write this, 3D printers and CNC machines have continued to drop in price and have increased their performance many fold. The online communities I mentioned had doubled, tripled, or increased their size by an order of magnitude. MakerBot—one of the original open-source hardware companies—was bought for over $400 million dollars. ...

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