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Makers and Hackerspaces: the DIY technology movement

Title Author, etc. Medium Topic Library Description
Makers: The New Industrial Revolution Chris Anderson Book Makers Wired magazine editor & author Chris Anderson describes a new industrial revolution: entrepreneurs, using open source design and 3-D printing, bring manufacturing to the desktop.
Makers Bob Parks Book Technol. KSC Subtitled 'All kinds of people making amazing things in garages, basements, and backyards'. A spin-off fron the 'Make' web-zine site.
  • Hackerspaces (or hacker-labs) are workshops where people interested in technology can get together and, well, play. The article says that, worldwide, there are at least 1000 of them.
  • 'MAKE' magazine is a web-zine aimed at the 'maker' subculture.
  • This Wiki article on the 'Maker' culture provides a good introduction to the subject.
  • The NoiseBridge hackerspace (in SFO) is an example of a non-hierarchical organization that runs well, and whose members are high achievers.

3-D printing

Open-source ecology

  • Marcin Jakubowski's wiki page (He created the 'Open Source Ecology' concept.)
  • Open Source Ecology is a set of designs for tools that can be built at the village level. They have been carefully designed so that each tool when built allows the next one to be built. The result (some 50 tools) allows the village to lift itself, as far as it wishes, into a sustainable future.

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