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Makers Will Remake The World This Century

One of the driving forces behind the maker movement is undoubtedly the hope that new manufacturing processes will impact the world in both huge and tiny ways in the near future. What isn't discussed as much is the idea that when we as individuals learn to make things for ourselves, we are in opposition to the culture of disposable, mass-produced stuff which arose in the previous century. The next century will be very different.

Writing for Fortune, Brian Patrick Eha provides a glimpse:

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Hippo Water Roller Facilitates Water Collection in Developing World

The Hippo Water Roller Project provides an innovative solution to the problem of gathering clean water in the developing world. Their solution consists of a 90-liter jug with a push handle mounted upon its axis, so that the jug can be rolled across the countryside. This empowers children and women to gather healthy water for their families, which is in many cases needed very direly—as the Project itself explains:

750 million people in Africa and Asia struggle daily to access water. Water collection points ...

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Tiny, Cheap, and Great

A new generation of tiny, extremely affordable computers like C.H.I.P. and Raspberry Pi Zero is coming onto the market, and they stand to make a huge impact on the way makers go about making the things that makers make. For just $9 or $5 (respectively), you can now get a completely functional computer running a desktop or server configuration of Linux. The implications are huge--not just for hobbyists and enthusiasts, but for the entire future of electronic products. Anyone can now experiment ...

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