Makers: The New Industrial Revolution

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Crown Publishing Group, Oct 2, 2012 - Technology & Engineering - 272 pages
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3D Robotics co-founder and bestselling author Chris Anderson takes you to the front lines of a new industrial revolution as today’s entrepreneurs, using open source design and 3-D printing, bring manufacturing to the desktop. 

In an age of custom-fabricated, do-it-yourself product design and creation, the collective potential of a million garage tinkerers and enthusiasts is about to be unleashed, driving a resurgence of American manufacturing.  A generation of “Makers” using the Web’s innovation model will help drive the next big wave in the global economy, as the new technologies of digital design and rapid prototyping gives everyone the power to invent--creating “the long tail of things”.

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User Review  - greeniezona - LibraryThing

So, there's a project spinning up locally called Innovation 5 that's all about 3-D production and maker culture. I figured I'd better read up on what that meant, so I found and checked out this book ... Read full review

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User Review  - Razinha - LibraryThing

Very good book, but I must disclose that I was primed to probably like it. I've subscribed to Make magazine since 2006, love to tinker, used to love to code, have been watching 3D printing from the ... Read full review


The Invention Revolution
The New Industrial Revolution
The History of the Future
We Are All Designers
The Long Tail of Things
The Tools of Transformation
Open Hardwares
Reinventing the Biggest Factories of
Financing the Maker Movement
Maker Businesses
The Factory in the Cloud
DIY Biology
Epilogue The New Shape of the Industrial World
The 21stCentury Workshop

The Open Organization

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CHRIS ANDERSON is the CEO and co-founder of 3D Robotics, a fast-growing manufacturer of aerial robots, and DIY Drones. He was the editor in chief of Wired until 2012, during which, he led the magazine to multiple National Magazine Award nominations, as well as winning the prestigious top prize for General Excellence in 2005, 2007, and 2009. In 2009, the magazine was named Magazine of the Decade by the editors of AdWeek. Anderson is the author of the New York Times bestseller The Long Tail and Free: The Future of a Radical Price. He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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