Makers never had it so good! Tools available to makers are getting increasingly sophisticated and specific, more accessible, and less expensive. Makers can also add the "big tools" to their toolboxes--those typically only available at their local makerspaces. As making becomes more prolific, makerspaces are experiencing exponential growth across the U.S.
Learn about these tools and the makerspaces where you can learn to use them:
* CNC machines
* Laser cutters
* Plasma torches
* 3D printers
* woodworking tools
In addition, this issue covers new microcontroller platforms, and projects like a beer-delivering robot and submarine simulator.