Makers Movement: 5 must-read books for all makers
Do you want to catch up with your reading but still don’t know where to start? If you consider yourself a maker (we all are!) or a Makers Movement curious well, we have the perfect books for you. To inspire you in your makings and to help you learn more and more everyday, these books are must-reads for the most restless minds. Find out our list and go deep on the Makers Movement universe!
2012, by Chris Anderson
From Wired magazine editor Chris Anderson, “Makers: The New Industrial Revolution” shows us a historical parallel between the Makers Movement and the second Industrial Revolution that democratized production, causing an increase of home business and cottage industries – this scenario is exactly what we are experiencing today in an age of custom-fabricated, do-it-yourself product design and creation lead by a great community of tinkerers and enthusiasts. The Makers Movement is about to make a big change on global economy as with new technologies like 3D printing are helping to give veryone the power to create.
2013, by Mark Hatch
From Mark Hatch, the cofounder of the iconic TechShop – the first makerspace ever created – “The Maker Movement Manifesto” talks about a revolution that is happening now. This revolution is not about fighting, it’s about building, creating, sharing ideas and innovating. This revolution is the so-called Makers Movement and it’s completely changing the world.The Makers Movement “is where all the next great inventions and innovations are happening–and you can play a part in it”. You just need to surrender to imagination and take advantage of the tools we have today.
2013, by Kevin Kelly
For all Inspector Gadgets out there, this is a masterpiece that you must read now. “Cool Tools” is a highly curated selection of the best tools available: hand tools, maps, how-to books, vehicles, software, specialized devices, gizmos, websites and much more. An extensive catalog that reviews over 1,200 different tools, explaining all the possibilities contained in such tools. Read it now and start creating!
2013, by David Lang
A very inspirational book where David Lang explains how he became a pro maker after losing his job, and it helped him start OpenROV – a community and product line focused on open source undersea exploration. Zero to Maker is an inspiring journey that for sure will guide you into the Makers Movement world and change your life in a glimpse.
2013, by Carla Diana
A delicious story to read to your kids and make the youngest step into the world of 3D printing – afterall, they are the future of this revolution. Leo is a walking, talking robot who has the magical ability to print (in plastic) any object that Carla draws. And you can also join this great adventure too as all the objects in the book are printable one way or another. A very creative way to help your children step into the Makers Movement, isn’t it?