What tools, platforms and services do you need to innovate from concept to reality? And could your best ideas get you on America's Greatest Makers?

As many dreamers, inventors, developers, entrepreneurs already know, everyone today is itching to roll up their sleeves, use their hands and imaginations to create something new. Our future relies on these individuals and their spirit of innovation as much as we rely on the innovation coming out of large corporations. In the United States, there are roughly 135 million adult Makers who generate $29 billion into the economy per year.

It’s the ingenuity that comes from small co-working spaces, garages and artist studios around the world that help define the Maker Movement. But what should you know to enter the movement? How do you bring tech ideas to life? And could your most creative dreams get you on TV to compete in a national maker’s challenge?

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