chapter  1
The Maker Mindset
ByDale Dougherty
Pages 5

The Maker Movement continues to gain momentum. We can see the growth of maker communities online as well as the development of physical community workspaces, called makerspaces, and the spread of Maker Faire around the world. The Maker Movement is spurred by the introduction of new technologies such as 3D printing and the Arduino microcontroller; new opportunities created by faster prototyping and fabrication tools as well as easier sourcing of parts and direct distribution of physical products online; and the increasing participation of all kinds of people in interconnected communities, defined by interests and skills online as well as hyper-local efforts to convene those who share common goals.