This document presents (also in response of a specific request of the Project reviewers, whom we thank for this) a structured list of definitions of concepts relevant to the basic aspects of the phenomenon of Digital Do It Yourself. A PDF version is available here.
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A so-called “digital tsunami” is generated by new computing capabilities and rise in digital data generation thanks to the diffusion of disruptive technologies such as additive manufacturing, autonomous robots, data analytics tools and industrial Internet of Things (IoT). Digital technologies are transforming manufacturing value chain, from research and development, supply chain, and factory operations to marketing, sales, and service.
Making creates a supportive community of learners that can leverage the interests and skills of each member of the group towards shared goals. Making has been organized to create supportive communities of practice and include encouraging collaboration and sharing. The main characters of a maker are:
Digital DIY (DiDIY) is the "ensemble of all those manufacturing activities (and mindsets) that are made possible by digital technologies". DiDIY is accessible to more and more people every year, and gives people the opportunity to do things that they could have never done otherwise.
LIUC – Università Cattaneo is involved in Maker Fest Genova, one out of many initiatives organized during the Fair of Maddalena.
The aim of Maker Fest is celebrating the culture of technological do it yourself and offering a place where everybody can display the products of their creativity.
An opportunity to discover the community of makers and their ideas to make the future simpler and funnier.