The grass roots of the maker movement are green and flourishing. TechShop, a franchise of fabrication storefronts, founded by Jim Newton and Ridge McGhee in 2006, which offers makers the tools and training they need to create DIY projects, build prototypes, or pursue their hobbies, announced in November 2017 that it was going into bankruptcy. Just as we barely digested … [Read more...] about Does the demise of TechShop (maybe) spell doom for makers?
In the opening day presentation, Autodesk The Toolmaker cast a vision of empowered makers harnessing The Internet of Things. I'm taking a break from meetings on the official day one of Autodesk University 2011 in Las Vegas to record my initial impressions. Normally the GraphicSpeak team attends an event, then takes time to sift through everything we've learned and … [Read more...] about Autodesk University Day One: Presenting Heroes of the New Revolution
New 123D is 3D product design software for people who just want to print something in 3D, not do engineering. Partnerships with 3D Systems, Ponoko, and TechShop seek to make 123D an ecosystem, not just a product. By Randall S. Newton Today Autodesk released a new 3D modeling tool designed specifically for the fast growing Maker market of hobbyists, craft workers, and … [Read more...] about Autodesk believes the revolution will be printed in 3D