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The following are some resources, services, tools and web sites for making.



Local Places to Make:

Some Tools for Making:

  • 3D printer ($400 to $4,000)
  • 3D mechanical modeling software ($1,000 to $6,000)
  • Laser engraving cutting machine ($1,000 to $3,000)
  • Arduino ($30 to $100)
  • Raspberry Pi ($30 to $150)
  • LittleBits “LEGO of electronics” ($100)
  • MaKey MaKey ($50)
  • Wearable technology 
  • Actuators and controllers (see “Robots”)

Places to Get and Learn About Makers Tools:

Books on Making:

  • The Maker Movement Manifesto by Mark Hatch
  • Makers: The New Industrial Revolution by Chris Anderson
  • Not Impossible: The Art and Joy of Doing What Couldn’t Be Done by Mick Ebeling

Websites, Videos and Articles on Making:

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