- ZEN Maker Lab connect people and projects in Vancouver
- Why hardware incubators are critical to future of making things
- Garage Start-up – a thing of the past
- How Cities Can Grow the Maker Movement
- The Next Hot Trend On Campus: Creating Innovation
- How The Maker Movement Is Revitalizing Industry In American Cities
- How the Maker Movement Is Moving Into Classrooms
- The Maker Movement Transforming Education
- Maker Movement Reinvents Education
- American Library Association: Maker Movement Reinvents Education
"Influential Horizon Report 2016 lists makerspaces and robotics as two of the six key trends in post-secondary education Time to widespread adoption is 2-3 years"
Maker Space History
Early maker space labs or tech garages were essential for many notorious inventors:
- Thomas Edison 1876
- Alexander Bell 1877
- Walt Disney 1923
- Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard 1939
- Xerox 1960
- Steve Jobs’ and Steve Wozniak 1980
- Bill Gates 1975
- Michael Dell 1984
- Larry Page and Sergey Brin 1998
- Driven by the expiration of key patents, CNC and 3D printing technologies evolved into consumer-facing machines that fit on a desktop and cost less than $1,000.
There is a rich history of creative, cross-disciplinary inventive maker spaces a bit on the “fringes” that have led to some of the world’s biggest innovations. Companies and governments and now schools are slowly becoming aware of their transformative power.