Maker Movement

3D Printed GOBO Projector Holder and Adapter Made by Award-Winning Finnish Photographer

Petri Damsten, an award-winning fine art photographer and ex-software engineer, wanted a device to project light patterns onto a wall or a model – but since it was for occasional…

FELIXPrinters Authorized to Supply US Government with 3D Printing Solutions

FELIXprinters now joins the likes of 3DPRINTLIFE, Stratasys and Triton3D as an authorized supplier of 3D printing products, solutions, and services to the U.S. Government. The Dutch 3D printer manufacturer…

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…