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3D Printing with Autodesk 123D, Tinkercad, and MakerBot by Lydia Sloan Cline

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CHAPTER 1

Hello, Maker!

 

WHAT IS A MAKER? A maker is a person who creates things. Thinks up things. Fixes and hacks things. Is always looking for “the next best thing,” or ways to improve existing things. A maker is a producer, an artist, an inventor. The Maker Movement is a worldwide movement, with millions of people starting small businesses, selling their products, or just decorating their lives with tangible outputs of their ideas. Makers congregate at hacker spaces to create and collaborate, and at Maker Faire events to show, sell, and build relationships (Figure 1-1). The fact that you’re reading this book indicates that you’re a maker, or are interested in becoming one. Fabulous, because it’s a great time to be a creative or entrepreneurial ...

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