Rewind: 2015 is the year the Maker Movement went mainstream

Look ma, I’m on TV! Just in case you needed any more proof that the Maker Movement has gone mainstream, here’s a quick look at five times Atmel-based projects got some TV love this year. Jimmy Fallon An Arduino Uno (ATmega328) was the unexpected guest on “The Tonight Show” in April when 14-year-old Sahar Khashayar had the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to show off her project, […]

Rewind: These brands are embracing the Maker Movement

A look at how major brands can leverage the burgeoning Maker Movement and IoT to enhance both the customer experience and their marketing efforts.  If you need any further validation that the Maker Movement has picked up steam, just take look at what some major brands have done over the last several months. Netflix The Adafruit Pro Trinket-equipped Netflix Socks detect when you’ve dozed off and send a signal […]

Hack the world: How the Maker Movement is impacting innovation

In March 2011, an earthquake and following tsunami rocked Japan, culminating in the worst nuclear disaster since Chernobyl. While the government focused on stabilizing the situation, the people of Japan were terrified of radiation, unaware whether it was safe for their families to stay in their homes. A group of Makers out of Tokyo Hackerspace found a quick […]

Hackerspaces: A prelude to the Maker Movement and today’s Maker culture

So, what exactly is the Maker Movement? Do you remember that ever so distant yet memorable quote by Michelangelo? “Every block of stone has a statue inside it and it is the task of the sculptor to discover it.”  Now, to further set this, [white fuzz] the channel just switched, we are tuned. Things will change […]

DIY by the numbers: Why the Maker Movement is here to stay

Throughout the world, millions of engineers, Makers, hobbyists, entrepreneurs and innovators are fueling what has been dubbed as the next “Industrial Revolution.” “The next Industrial Revolution is right around the corner, and it’s going to be bigger than the Internet — or so says a growing army of hackers, designers, artists and entrepreneurs,” USA Today’s Tyler Wells recently penned […]

The Maker Movement is shaping the future

It is no secret that the Maker Movement is gaining a foothold in modern society. Writing for Newsweek, Louise Stewart highlights how the blossoming DIY culture is being adopted in schools across the nation. In her article, Louise highlights High Tech High (you read that right!) in San Diego. The school resembles a set from a […]

Maker Movement’s impact on developing countries

Writing on behalf of the World Bank, Saori Imaizumi and Samhir Vasdev note that a new model of democratized production is turning consumers in developing countries into innovators, entrepreneurs and manufacturers. Powered by Makers, this new world of digital fabrication leverages machines, such as 3D printers and laser cutters, to spark innovation in education and healthcare […]

Maker Movement making a mark

With the World Maker Faire just 42 days away, the Maker Movement continues to create headlines across the globe. The drive to customize, create and innovate is becoming a modern mindset adopted by everyone, ranging from students and startups to celebrities and Fortune 500 brands. “The next industrial revolution is right around the corner, and it’s going […]

Maker Movement continues to converge art and tech

Writing for the Christian Science Monitor, Kendra North reveals that traditional institutions like museums and colleges are now creating new programs and spaces to enable a greater convergence of both art and technology. This “new industrial revolution” is combining the spirit of the old shop class with modern-day technology in do-it-yourself spaces. “The Maker Movement and digital media and coding are revitalizing the arts,” stated Christopher […]

From Shanzhai to OSHW: The Maker Movement in China

Although the Maker and open source hardware movements are a global phenomenon, the DIY culture in China can actually be traced back to the ancient concept of Shanzhai. As Gabrielle Levine, the newly appointed president of the Open Source Hardware Association (OSHWA) notes, China is going to be a huge driving force in the open […]