29 Jan '16, 11pm
#Maker Movement Disrupts Electronics Sector
The Internet is chiefly responsible for the Maker Movement’s rude health. Like-minded individuals share ideas, ask questions and solve problems on community forums around the world. And the advent of hardware such as Arduino and Beaglebone (streamlined, cheap single board computers) together with accessible low-power wireless technologies such as Bluetooth Smart and ZigBee allow Makers to develop ‘smart’ electronic product hardware in short order. Add a splash of open-source software and a 3-D printer to make a casing and a credible consumer electronics prototype can emerge from the bench top of a domestic kitchen in a matter of days.