3D Robotics

3689480406?profile=originalMy new book launches today! You can get it here (hardcover or Kindle)

If you liked The Long Tail, my first book, you'll love this. It's about what's happening as the Web's innovation model extends to the real world of physical goods. From 3D printing to Kickstarter, the industrialization of the Maker Movement could do for manufacturing what the Web did for content--an explosion of choice, creativity and entrepreneurship.

We've seen what what can happen when regular people get access to extraordinary tools, first with the PC and then with the Web. Now it's manufacturing's turn--the third wave of the digital revolution.

This is my most personal book. It starts with the story of my grandfather, the inventor of the automatic sprinkler system, and my own experience building a Maker community (DIY Drones) and then a company (3D Robotics). But it also tells the stories of scores of other Makers who are using everything from desktop fabrication tools to "cloud manufacturing" to create new products and markets -- the Long Tail of Stuff.

I'm really excited about this movement. And I'm really proud of this book. I think you'll like it ;-)

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  • I just baught my your hard cover.

  • Great book! Just started reading the kindle version. 

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    Jake: Sure! PM me you address details

  • Congrats, Chris.  If I paypal you some dough, will you send me a signed copy?  ...never hurts to ask :-)

  • Obviously there is no bom for an electronic version of the book so if you don't mind my asking, is the kindle version free? If not can you post an open source version please. Thanks

  • Congrats Chris!

    Can't wait, my hardcopy arrives Friday. PM me your coordinates, I'll strap it to the Y6 - if it makes it there will you sign it please?  ; )

  • £12 hardcover £10.80 Kindle in the UK so that puts the VAT theory out the window. 


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    Chris you forgot jDrones ;)

  • Congrats Chris I look forward to reading (listening) this one!  Are you actually going to charge for this one . . . lol . . . 

  • I know this is completely OT by why does it cost $3 extra for the Kindle version compared with hard back. Here in the UK we have VAT on the Kindle versions but not on paper versions so that automatically gives a price hike of 20%.


    ps Good luck with the book Chris - it will be on my Kindle shortly 

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