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.
New software tools and interfaces allow makers to connect their products to the Internet and begin experimenting with various types of interactive experiences.
A distributed network of manufacturers can help you take your passions from working prototype to a mass-produced product line.
Pinshape co-founder Nick Schwinghamer talks about how 3D-printing marketplaces are among those helping makers compete alongside traditional companies
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.
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
Sophisticated printing technologies and interfaces are helping makers overcome the challenges of taking a new concept from the prototype to manufacturing stage
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
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 curricula are expanding the collective know-how of the maker community and providing valuable insights for inventors at any stage of their project