Makers: The New Industrial Revolution

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3D Robotics co-founder and bestselling author Chris Anderson takes you to the front lines of a new industrial revolution as today’s entrepreneurs, using open source design and 3-D printing, bring manufacturing to the desktop.  In an age of custom-fabricated, do-it-yourself product design and creation, the collective potential of a million garage tinkerers and enthusiasts is… Read more »

Getting Started with CNC: Personal Digital Fabrication with Shapeoko and Other Computer-Controlled Routers (Make)

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Getting Started with CNC is the definitive introduction to working with affordable desktop and benchtop CNCs, written by the creator of the popular open hardware CNC, the Shapeoko. Accessible 3D printing introduced the masses to computer-controlled additive fabrication. But the flip side of that is subtractive fabrication: instead of adding material to create a shape… Read more »

LEO the Maker Prince: Journeys in 3D Printing

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LEO the Maker Prince teaches children (both young and old) about 3D printing by following Carla and LEO’s journey through Brooklyn. LEO is a walking, talking robot who has the magical ability to to print (in plastic) any object that Carla draws. The other robots have their own special capabilities: H1-H0 prints in metal, Sinclair-10… Read more »

3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing: Principles and Applications: Fifth Edition of Rapid Prototyping: 5th Edition

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Additive Manufacturing (AM) technologies are developing impressively and are expected to bring about the next revolution. AM is gradually replacing traditional manufacturing methods in some applications because of its unique properties of customisability and versatility. This book provides a very comprehensive and updated text about different types of AM technologies, their respective advantages, shortcomings and… Read more »

The Big Book of Makerspace Projects: Inspiring Makers to Experiment, Create, and Learn

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Start-to-finish, fun projects for makers of all types, ages, and skill levels!This easy-to-follow guide features dozens of DIY, low-cost projects that will arm you with the skills necessary to dream up and build your own creations. The Big Book of Makerspace Projects: Inspiring Makers to Experiment, Create, and Learn offers practical tips for beginners and… Read more »

3D Printing Will Rock the World

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Silver Award, Nonfiction Authors Association 4.5 stars, IndieReader Suggested textbook for “The 3D Printing Revolution” Coursera course offered by the University of Illinois Champagne-Urbana. In 3D Printing Will Rock the World, author John Hornick presents an insightful look at how 3D printing could potentially change the planet. 3DPrintingIndustry.com said “John Hornick’s ‘3D Printing Will Rock… Read more »