Books & Videos

Table of Contents

  1. Chapter 1 Down the Rabbit Hole

  2. Chapter 2 DIT (Do-It-Together)

    1. Speaking a New Language

    2. How to Speak Maker

    3. Surrounding Yourself with the Right People

    4. Joining a Local Group

    5. Meeting More Makers

    6. Starting Your Own Group

    7. Starting Your Own Online Group

    8. Getting Expert Advice

    9. HOW TO: Email an Expert

  3. Chapter 3 The Maker Mentality

    1. Enough to be Dangerous

    2. Make (and Safety) First, Ask Questions Later

    3. Teach 'em If You Know 'em

    4. Where (and How) to Share

    5. The Persistent-Tinkering Mentality

    6. Cultivating a PTM: Write!

    7. Project-Based Learning

    8. Embracing Constraints

    9. Valuing the Process

    10. Thinking Visually

    11. Be a Fixer

    12. Fix It First

  4. Chapter 4 Access to Tools

    1. "I Think I’m Going to Need a Bigger Boat!"

    2. The Ultimate Maker Tool

    3. Hackerspaces, Makerspaces, Fab Labs: What’s the Difference?

    4. Here a Space, There a Space, Everywhere a Makerspace

    5. Tool Lending Libraries

    6. Sharing as a Resource vs. Sharing as a Strategy

    7. But What Tools? Finding a Maker Personal Trainer

    8. Let Your Workshop Build Itself

  5. Chapter 5 Craftsmanship

    1. The Process of Becoming

    2. A Maker Sampling Quest

    3. Sometimes It’s Simple: Make What You Know

    4. Down the Rabbit Hole: Welding

    5. Twenty-First Century Apprenticeship

    6. The Future Is Hidden in the Past

    7. Craftsmanship Re-Imagined

  6. Chapter 6 Digital Fabrication

    1. It Starts with Digital Design

    2. 3D Scanning

    3. 3D Printing

    4. Laser Cutter

    5. Getting Creative with 2D Design

    6. Digital Fabrication Is Not Just 3D Printing

    7. Desktop CNC Mill

    8. CAM (CNC Software)

    9. Electronics 101

    10. Arduino and Beyond

  7. Chapter 7 One to One Thousand

    1. Sous Vide Dreams

    2. Define Your Own Success

    3. The Right Way to Use Kickstarter

  8. Chapter 8 Makers Going Pro

    1. Allowing for a Shared Vision

    2. First Who, Then What

    3. Paying the Bills with Side Jobs

    4. Maker Business School

    5. Resume Builder

    6. No Experience, No Problem

    7. Maker Businesses Need More Than Just Maker Skills

    8. Licensing

    9. Protecting Your Idea

  9. Chapter 9 Making More Makers

    1. Setting a Good Example

    2. It Takes a Village (Making a Kid-Friendly Makerspace)

    3. Digital Natives

    4. CAD for Kids

    5. Design Education

    6. The Makerspace Playbook

  10. Chapter 10 Epilogue

    1. Accessible and Modular Technology

    2. The Power of DIT

    3. Dreaming Big

  1. Index

  2. Colophon