Maker movement (resources)

In my series about Makers, I wrote about the new makers and Fab Labs. For those interested, I gathered some links for further reading. Do you know other useful resources? Please mention them in the comments or drop me a line.


3D Printing refers to any of the various processes for printing a three-dimensional object.

CAD is the use of computer systems to assist in the creation, modification, analysis, or optimization of a design.

CAM is the use of computer software to control machine tools and related machinery in the manufacturing of workpieces.

CNC Machines. Numerical control (NC) is the automation of machine tools that are operated by precisely programmed commands encoded on a storage medium, as opposed to controlled manually via hand wheels or levers, or mechanically automated via cams alone.

MIT's Center for Bits and Atoms is an interdisciplinary initiative exploring the boundary between computer science and physical science.

Fab Lab is a technical prototyping platform for innovation and invention, providing stimulus for local entrepreneurship. A Fab Lab is also a platform for learning and innovation: a place to play, to create, to learn, to mentor, to invent.

Instructables is a place that lets you explore, document, and share your creations.

Local Motors. We combine co-creation and micro-manufacturing to bring hardware innovations to market at unprecedented speed.

MAKE magazine brings the do-it-yourself mindset to all the exciting projects in your life and helps you make the most of technology at home and away from home.

Maker Faire is a family friendly event celebrating technology, education, science, arts, crafts, engineering, food, sustainability, and more. 

Maker Movement. Community enabled by a rekindled interest in manufacturing and hardware, accompanied by the proliferation of inexpensive or less expensive distributed, democratizing manufacturing tools.

The Maker Movement Manifesto: Rules for Innovation in the New World of Crafters, Hackers, and Tinkerers

Maker Stuff supplies the most innovative equipments which turn your ideas into your product. 

Popular Mechanics helps people build, fix and customize the technology in their lives, from houses to hot rods to gaming systems.

Prosumer is a portmanteau originally formed by contracting producer with the word consumer.

Thingiverse is a thriving design community for discovering, making, and sharing 3D printable things. As the world's largest 3D printing community, we believe that everyone should be encouraged to create and remix 3D things, no matter their technical expertise or previous experience.