My new book, "Makers" (including lots on DIY Drones and 3D Robotics), is out today!

My 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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Comment by wilfrid.babilas on October 2, 2012 at 2:58pm

Congratulation Chris !

  I waiting the French version :)

Comment by Anish on October 2, 2012 at 3:30pm

Congrats, btw do we get singed copies ;)

Comment by Rob_Lefebvre on October 2, 2012 at 3:36pm

Looks good.  Would love to read it on my new Nexus 7. ;)

3D Robotics
Comment by Alan Sanchez on October 2, 2012 at 3:36pm

Im about 50 pages in and so far so good. Good job Chris congrats!

Comment by Bryan Harris on October 2, 2012 at 4:31pm


Comment by Hasufel on October 2, 2012 at 4:32pm

Congrats Chris!

Comment by IKE on October 2, 2012 at 5:21pm

Can't wait to read it :)

Comment by Harry Tuttle on October 2, 2012 at 6:46pm

Just read the first two chapters. It is really good so far. Congrats! 

Comment by Harry on October 2, 2012 at 11:00pm

More inspiration.  It's time to make something.

Comment by Simone Chiaretta on October 3, 2012 at 2:50am

Will wait to buy it when the price of the kindle versions goes below the price of the hardcover... now way I paying more to have less


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