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Maker movement

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    • found: Work cat: 2015047214: Makeology, 2016:ECIP introduction, v. 2 (the Maker Movement embodies Do-It-Yourself (DIY) production across a host of domains, ranging from textile crafts to electronics, advanced robotics to traditional woodworking. Across these applications, the Maker Movement is propelled by (a) the introduction of new technologies, like 3D printers, laser cutters and Arduino robotics, that allow for faster prototyping and new forms of digital fabrication; and (b) the rise of the internet, which allows for the sourcing of parts as well as the widespread sharing of ideas...a central facet of the learning promoted by the Maker Movement is that it is interest-driven; today's Maker Movement encourages the making and sharing of artifacts with high personal and social significance, ranging from robotics, 3D printed objects, high-tech fashion, hydroponic gardens, videogames, culinary oddities, textile crafts, and woodcrafts; in short, making and sharing nearly anything. )
    • found: Techopedia www homepage, viewed March 8, 2016(The maker movement, the name given to the increasing number of people employing do-it-yourself and do-it-with-others techniques and processes to develop unique technology products. With all the resources now available over the Internet, virtually anyone can create simple devices, which in some cases are widely adopted by users. For example, MintyBoost, a popular DIY USB charger kit built using an Altoids tin, batteries and a few connectors, can easily be created using instructions online, or purchased from other makers who sell their devices. Most of the products created under the maker movement are open source, as anyone can access and create them using available documentation and manuals. However, the maker movement also incorporates creations and inventions that never existed before and were developed by individuals in their homes, garages or a place with limited manufacturing resources)
    • found: Voight, Joan. Which big brands are courting the maker movement and why, Mar. 17, 2014. Adweek www site, viewed March 8, 2016(The maker movement, as we know, is the umbrella term for independent inventors, designers and tinkerers. A convergence of computer hackers and traditional artisans, the niche is established enough to have its own magazine, Make, as well as hands-on Maker Faires that are catnip for DIYers who used to toil in solitude. Makers tap into an American admiration for self-reliance and combine that with open-source learning, contemporary design and powerful personal technology like 3-D printers. The creations, born in cluttered local workshops and bedroom offices, stir the imaginations of consumers numbed by generic, mass-produced, made-in--China merchandise)
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    • 2016-02-22: new
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