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The Maker Movement Unmade? Part 7: Make: Community Responds

To conclude our series on the transformation of the maker movement, we’re going full circle to the place that inspired this series in the first place: Make: Community (previously known…

The Maker Movement Unmade? Part 6: The Community Responds, Continued

In our last installment, we began relaying comments from the maker community, including prominent RepRappers and Adafruit, about the status of the maker movement. In this article, we’ll continue the…

The Maker Movement Unmade? Part 5: The Community Responds

With this series, we’ve explored the changes that have occurred within the maker movement with the thesis that it seems to have fallen apart. Based on community feedback and some…

The Maker Movement Unmade? Part 4: Attack of the Clones

Read parts one, two and three of this series.  Determining a definitive cause of the economic misfortunes of some companies in the open source hardware and maker spaces might prove…

The Maker Movement Unmade? Part 3: Casualties of Open Source War

Since the maker movement began to evolve out of hacklabs and hackerspaces, we’ve seen it transform in ways that led to some of the movement’s initial pioneers go sideways. These…

The Maker Movement Unmade? Part 2: The Roots of the Maker Movement

With the shaky ground that Maker Media (now Make: Community) stands on, this author was prematurely ready to signal the end of the maker movement. However, we have already received…

The Maker Movement Unmade? Part 1: Maker Media

For those of us who were drawn into the world of 3D printing because of the seemingly limitless possibilities of open source hardware, there may be a sense that, in…

Maker Faires Are a Big Draw for Kids, Maker Movement Encourages Future Scientists & Engineers

Children may often become desensitized to the classroom experience, grumbling over math and science in general and latching on to the idea that they may want to avoid those lessons…

“Father of the Maker Movement” Visits Turkey Innovation Week, Gets a 3D Printed Selfie

If you’ve never heard of Dale Dougherty, you’re almost certainly familiar with his work. Dougherty is the founder and chairman of Maker Media, the corporation behind Make: Magazine and Maker Faire….

Barbie Joins the 3D Printing & Maker Movements

Since the introduction of Barbie in 1959, America’s most loved (and hated) doll has gone through a variety of careers and hobbies in keeping with changes in the interests of…

The ‘Maker Movement’: Clint O’Connor Creates 3D Printed Pinhole Cameras

Some people see the world as it is; others see it as it could be. Clint O’Connor, a retired engineer with an impressive career behind him, is among the ‘Maker Movement,’…

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3D Systems Collaborates with Nuclear-Powered Ship Maker on 3D Printable Corrosion-Resistant Alloy

On March 18, 3D Systems (NYSE: DDD) announced a collaboration with Newport News Shipbuilding to make copper-nickel alloys that can be used in powder bed fusion printers. The deal will…

Artisan’s Asylum Makerspace Relocates to Harvard’s Allston Campus

One of the largest makerspaces in the United States is building Boston’s most inclusive, vibrant hub for artistic expression, learning, manufacturing, and creative entrepreneurship. As part of a new long-term…

Enabling the Future 3D Printing Challenge: Win an Ultimaker 2+ 3D Printer

 “There is no end to how many ways you can practice Random Acts of Kindness by using your 3D printer to help someone else.” “Think local. Think global.” – Jen…

Dayton’s 3D Printing Bar and Makerspace Closes its Doors…For Good?

I’ve never really liked the phrase “all good things must come to an end.” I don’t always find it necessarily true, though I’m sure I can be proven wrong. Unfortunately,…

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