The Maker movement is bringing engineering into the mainstream. Makers around the world are inspiring each other to create (or “make”) smart gadgets, robotic gizmos, autonomous drones, and wearable devices. These innovations are no longer monopolized by multimillion dollar companies. Instead, makers work in home garages and collaborative workspaces with their peers. More importantly, they openly share their inventions online to inspire new innovations from other makers. This type of grassroots “viral innovation” is disrupting the status quo. Is this the beginning of the next industrial revolution?
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