Makers Unite – the DIY Revolution Will be Home-made

Makers Unite – the DIY Revolution Will be Home-made

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Obama fires marshmellow cannon-WHIncreasingly tinkerers and hobbyists are proving they are more than equal to the corporate world, and their efforts are challenging the traditional methods of manufacturing.

From the 15-year-old high school student who created a pancreatic cancer test using Google as a research tool, to people making money from home-made electronic devices, citizens are most definitely doing it for themselves.

The availability of cheap components, from microcontrollers coupled with the plethora of crowdsourcing models to allow the sharing of everything from ideas to funding, means that production can move out of the factory and into the home.

(READ the story from the BBC)

Thanks to Andrew N. for submitting the link! – Photo: White House science fair, marshmallow shooter