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10 Best Articles on Makers

The most useful articles on makers from around the web—beginners to advanced—curated by thought leaders and our community. We focus on timeless pieces and update the list whenever we discover new, must-read articles or videos—make sure to bookmark and revisit this page.

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Top 5 Makers Articles

At a glance: these are the articles that have been most read, shared, and saved on makers by Refind users in 2023 so far.

  1. The Future Of Money: A Complete Revolution
  2. No more cardboard boxes? 3M invents an ingenious new way to ship products
  3. Watch a massive 3D-printed building take shape
  4. The 3D Printing Revolution That Wasn’t
  5. Watch a giant 3D printer spit out an entire boat

Short Articles

Short on time? Check out these useful short articles on makers—all under 10 minutes.

Long Articles

These are some of the most-read long-form articles on makers.

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Here to make the world a more creative place. Discover new projects to back—or launch your own. Games, tech, fashion, art, film, comics, music, and more.

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Since 1997, Archinect is the first and largest online community of architects, architecture students, and architecture fans. Feature articles, news, jobs + more profile image

Something interesting every day from one of the oldest & best independent sites on the Web. Est. 1998. Also at

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I blog about chips, broadband and the internet of all the things. she/her Sign up for my newsletter at

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Cutting-edge journalism and analysis on the latest emergent science, technology and medicine news changing the world. These are the stories of tomorrow, today.

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