The Maker community is vast, varied and growing at an extraordinary rate. While it's been around for years, it only started to grow as quickly as it did thanks to open source and affordable 3D printers. Now a documentary chronicling that movement is doing what 3D printers do on Kickstarter - bring in a lot of money.
Maker - A Documentary On The Maker Movement is a feature length film that looks into "The Maker Movement and its impact on society, culture and economy in the U.S." As you would expect, it's been very popular on Kickstarter as it brought in double its original goal of $15,000. With 68 hours to go, it may make even more money as more people are made aware of the film.
It's shaping up to be a pretty good film anyway. I mean, just look at the list of people they got to speak on the Maker movement:
If you are even remotely interested in the Maker Movement, the above list should excite you to no end. Not only does it have some of the people directly responsible for kickstarting the movement, but it also has the inventors and entrepreneurs that made it big thanks to said movement.
Here's the first trailer for the film:
If you want to secure your very own copy of the film, you can get a digital copy right now for $15. If you want a physical DVD, you'll have to fork over $45. It will be worth it if you value the Maker Movement and all the good that it's bringing to the world today. After all, this movie is not only for the Makers, but a film to inspire the next generations of Makers around the world.[h/t: 3ders] [Image: MURIS/Kickstarter]