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The Difference Between Makers and Manufacturers | MIT Technology Review

The Difference Between Makers and Manufacturers | MIT Technology Review | Makerspaces | Scoop.it
Fans of 3-D printers and digital design tools argue that these technologies will transform the way we make goods. But can the “maker” movement really produce more than iPhone covers and jewelry?
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The maker movement isn’t just for hackers anymore

The maker movement isn’t just for hackers anymore | Makerspaces | Scoop.it
The maker movement is in full effect. Step 1 was the hackerspaces of the 2000s. Step 2 is the DIY democracy at places like TechShop.
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We can do better than Shop Class

I really didn’t like shop class. Looking back, there’s so much that I could have enjoyed about it, but as a 7th grader in the early 90s I dreaded that room. It was school without readin...
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10 coolest projects and gizmos from Maker Faire NYC 2012

10 coolest projects and gizmos from Maker Faire NYC 2012 | Makerspaces | Scoop.it
The maker movement is about more than ultra-expensive 3D printers. Check out our favorite exhibits, projects, and gizmos from the most recent Maker Faire in NYC.
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The internet has created a new industrial revolution

The internet has created a new industrial revolution | Makerspaces | Scoop.it
Chris Anderson: Anyone with a good digital idea can create a successful online business. So are the 'Makers', who are harnessing these new technologies, helping to reboot the manufacturing industry?
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The New MakerBot Replicator Might Just Change Your World | Wired Design | Wired.com

The New MakerBot Replicator Might Just Change Your World | Wired Design | Wired.com | Makerspaces | Scoop.it
Take the subway to an otherwise undistinguished part of Third Avenue in Brooklyn. Knock on the door. Wait for some stylishly disheveled young man to open it and let you in.
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3-D Printers Aren't Just for Engineers Anymore - Technology - The Chronicle of Higher Education

3-D Printers Aren't Just for Engineers Anymore - Technology - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Makerspaces | Scoop.it
Print a dinosaur fossil in the office. Print 8,000 cookies for visiting students. It's all possible with the advancing technology, if patent battles can be resolved.
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Is One of Our Open Source Heroes Going Closed Source?

Is One of Our Open Source Heroes Going Closed Source? | Makerspaces | Scoop.it
A new player on the field by the name of Tangibot recently arrived, not with a new printer or even an innovative new derivative, but with a near-exact clone of arguably the most prominent printer i...
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“If You Can Think It, You Can Make It Here” | Great Minds at Work

“If You Can Think It, You Can Make It Here” | Great Minds at Work | Makerspaces | Scoop.it

University of Mary Washington's ThinkLab where if you think it, you can make it.

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You Can Make What You Imagine : Hsing Wei at TEDxOrangeCoast

Hsing Wei is an interaction designer, convener, and tinkerist. She enjoys thinking about and developing technology-enriched experiences that solve problems, ...
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The Difference Between Makers and Manufacturers | MIT Technology Review

The Difference Between Makers and Manufacturers | MIT Technology Review | Makerspaces | Scoop.it
Fans of 3-D printers and digital design tools argue that these technologies will transform the way we make goods. But can the “maker” movement really produce more than iPhone covers and jewelry?
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3D printer makes objects from regular paper…

3D printer makes objects from regular paper… | Makerspaces | Scoop.it
The Mcor Technologies 3D printer makes objects from regular paper… via Giz...
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Jan Herder's curator insight, April 13, 2013 9:21 PM

moving away from plastics

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Top Ed-Tech Trends of 2012: The Maker Movement

Top Ed-Tech Trends of 2012: The Maker Movement | Makerspaces | Scoop.it

AW explains the maker movement trend in education in her 2012 ed-tech round-up.

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The future of higher education: reshaping universities through 3D printing

The future of higher education: reshaping universities through 3D printing | Makerspaces | Scoop.it
Featuring four towering limestone columns and classic Flemish-bond brickwork, the century-old Mackay School of Mines Building at the University of N...
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The Makings of Maker Spaces, Part 1: Space for Creation, Not Just Consumption - The Digital Shift

The Makings of Maker Spaces, Part 1: Space for Creation, Not Just Consumption - The Digital Shift | Makerspaces | Scoop.it

This is part 1 of a 3-part series about makerspaces in libraries.  If you want to read more of the series, just click the links at the end of this article.

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What Makes a Maker Space?

A panel discussion with 6 guys who work in/with for-profit and non-profit Makerspaces.  Some really great talk about the future of Makerspaces, how they impact the community, the roles of makerspaces in schools, etc. etc.

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Iraq's First Hackerspace Will Run on 'Irrational Optimism' | Danger Room | Wired.com

Iraq's First Hackerspace Will Run on 'Irrational Optimism' | Danger Room | Wired.com | Makerspaces | Scoop.it
After decades of tyranny, sanctions and war, Iraq has a better reputation for destroying things than building them.
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Cloning the MakerBot Is Legal, But Does That Make It Right? | Wired Design | Wired.com

Cloning the MakerBot Is Legal, But Does That Make It Right? | Wired Design | Wired.com | Makerspaces | Scoop.it
Matt Strong invented a 3-D printer called TangiBot. More precisely, he built an exact replica of the MakerBot Replicator and is attempting to raise $500,000 on Kickstarter to fund its production.
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Mini Review of the Replicator 2

Mini Review of the Replicator 2 | Makerspaces | Scoop.it
The Makerbot Replicator 2 is just that, a second generation of MakerBot's wildly popular Replicator 3D printer, now faster, quieter, and more rigid than the original. "Hand assembled in Brooklyn, N...
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University builds cheap supercomputer with Raspberry Pi and Legos

University builds cheap supercomputer with Raspberry Pi and Legos | Makerspaces | Scoop.it
University of Southampton team, 6-year old Lego specialist build an HPC for $4k...
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What’s “ideal” for middle school Makers

The sad fact is that I’ve given very little thought to that eminently sensible question. In my personal transition from half-baker to Maker, I’ve turned away from most of the broader qu...
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