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How Maker-Friendly Tools Are Embedding Internet Connectivity into Everyday Objects
29 october 2014
Maker tools are simplifying coding languages or creating ‘good enough’ shortcuts helping creators improve the features and functionality of their products to widen their appeal.
No Coding Required: New Tools Embedding Interactivity Into Maker Projects
27 october 2014
New software tools and interfaces allow makers to connect their products to the Internet and begin experimenting with various types of interactive experiences.
Revitalizing ‘Made in America’ Manufacturing
22 october 2014
A burgeoning set of services can connect makers with the resources necessary to take their inventions into full-scale production
Connecting Entrepreneurs with the Resources to Scale
20 october 2014
A distributed network of manufacturers can help you take your passions from working prototype to a mass-produced product line.
How 3D Printing is Fueling the Explosion of Open Maker Marketplaces
14 october 2014
Pinshape co-founder Nick Schwinghamer talks about how 3D-printing marketplaces are among those helping makers compete alongside traditional companies
Democratized Marketplaces Moving ‘Making’ Mainstream
13 october 2014
Makers now have access to an expanded range of retail platforms and services that enable them to market and sell their creations to larger audiences.
Break it to Rebuild, and Other Lessons Empowering a Modern-Day Maker Manifesto
8 october 2014
Emerging tools are allowing makers to efficiently test and refine their designs over multiple iterations to ensure that the final product effectively meets the needs of its end users
Fail Fast, Fail Often: Embracing Iteration as Fundamental to the Maker Process
6 october 2014
Sophisticated printing technologies and interfaces are helping makers overcome the challenges of taking a new concept from the prototype to manufacturing stage
Expanding 3D Printing into a Maker’s Repetoire
2 october 2014
Empowering tinkerers, hackers and Maker entrepreneurs to print their own 3D masterpieces.
Digitizing the Analog: The Ever-Expanding Toolkit For 21st-Century Makers
30 september 2014
Simplified design tools are helping makers take their ideas from 2D concepts and sketches into digital 3D models that can be readied for the production pipeline
Gossiping Gadgets: IoT and the Meaningful Relationship with Your Toaster
29 september 2014
Internet-connected devices are sharing information to improve and personalize performance, all while expanding upon a collective knowledge base. Will your toaster get along with your new car?
Alternative Learning Is Transplanting Traditional Education for Makers
25 september 2014
Alternative curricula are expanding the collective know-how of the maker community and providing valuable insights for inventors at any stage of their project
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