The Maker’s Manual

The 2015 update to PSFK’s ‘Maker’s Manual’ spotlights the do-it-yourself Maker Movement and how new computing technologies are helping democratize the creation of things once limited to craftsmen and professionals. This report from PSFK and Intel provides every creator with a wealth of tools, support and services to bring their idea to life.

In our Democratized Creation theme we explore how the hardware and tools required to start building DIY technology projects are becoming more widely available, cost-effective and user friendly, encouraging a greater number of people to become involved in the Maker Movement regardless of their knowledge and level of skill. With the Community Exchange theme we look at how a growing number of digital platforms and physical spaces are helping to cultivate the Maker Movement by bringing people together to share essential knowledge and resources, while simultaneously creating new marketplaces for buying and selling their products.

Published September 2015

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The report, underwritten by Intel, also looks at Growth Systems and explores how a new set of services are allowing the Maker community to take their projects from personal passions to full-fledged product lines by providing flexible and cost-effective access to financial capital, copyright management tools and manufacturing facilities. Within these themes, we take an in-depth look at ten key trends, bringing them to life with best-in-class examples, constructing unique user experience paths for readers to navigate them based on their level of involvement in the Maker Movement. As you click through the following pages, we hope you find inspiration and innovation that you can leverage and share.
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Innovation Read the Maker’s Manual and You Could Win $1 Million

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?

Advertising 10 Digital Tools Democratizing Making

Best-in-class resources helping the maker of today journey from ideation to sale

Design How Making is Changing the World

Makers are encountering the toolsets needed to expand the reach and impact of socially-conscious projects

Technology How Intel Is Powering the Maker Movement

Everyday innovators of the DIY tech ecosystem can compete in America’s Greatest Makers TV show to win $1 million

Advertising 10 of America’s Greatest Makers in Tech

iQ by Intel in partnership with PSFK highlight some of the expert opinions featured in the recently re-released Maker’s Manual 2015

Partner Content PSFK x PCH Present Key Themes From The Maker Movement

Pioneers such as Billie Whitehouse (WE:EX), Carrie Motamedi (TechShop), Liam Casey (PCH) desribe a movement alongside speakers from Autodesk, Modbot, OnBeep & Shortcut Labs

Work What The Maker Movement Will Mean For Consumers & Brands

An expert panel discusses the themes driving the maker movement

Innovation Liam Casey - "The Renaissance in Prototyping is Integral to Tech-Innovation"

Liam Casey, founder of PCH, speaks at the PSFK & PCH Presents the Makers Movement in San Francisco describing the benefits of new prototyping technologies

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