Makers at Work, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1430259930
  • ISBN-13: 9781430259930
  • DDC: 609.2
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 283 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released June 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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What do you get when you combine an electronics hobbyist, hacker, garage mechanic, kitchen table inventor, tinkerer, and entrepreneur? A "maker," of course. Playful and creative, makers are - through expertise and experimentation - creating art, products, and processes that change the way we think and interact with the world. As you'll see from the 21 interviews in Makers at Work, inquisitive makers are just as apt to pick up a laser cutter or an Arduino as a wrench to fashion something new. For example, you'll meet Jeri Ellsworth, who might provide a video lecture on magnetic logic one day and a tutorial on welding a roll bar on a stock car the next. You'll also meet Eben Upton, who put cheap, powerful computing in the hands of everyone with the Raspberry Pi; Becky Stern, who jazzes up clothing with sensors and LEDs; and bunnie Huang, who knows the ins and outs of the Shenzhen, China, electronics parts markets as well as anyone. As all the interviews in Makers at Work show, makers have something in common: reverence for our technical past coupled with an aversion to convention. If they can't invent new processes or products, it's simply not worth doing.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
About the Author.
1: Erik Kettenburg.
2: David Merrill.
3: Nathan Seidle.
4: Laen.
5: Zach Kaplan.
6: Emile Petrone.
7: bunnie Huang.
8: Natan Linder.
9: Ben Heck.
10: Becky Stern.
11: Eric Stackpole.
12: Eben Upton.
13: Catarina Mota.
14: Ward Cunningham.
15: Jeri Ellsworth.
16: Sylvia Todd.
17: Dave Jones.
18: Bre Pettis.
19: Eric Migicovsky.
20: Ian Lesnet.
21: Massimo Banzi.
Other Frontmatter.