In a recent guest post on Amazon.com’s Tech.Book Blog, I explored a modern shift in technologies and education that has made engineering more accessible to the general public than ever before. Here’s an excerpt:
Invention no longer lies squarely in the laps of large engineering firms and international corporations. With the recent proliferation of inexpensive electronic, mechanical, and software prototyping and development tools, it has become easier than ever to bring your ideas from concept to reality. What’s more, you don’t need to have an engineering degree, or even previous technical experience to quickly pick up these exciting new tools, or to start building. Thanks in part to the enormous library of tutorials and videos that are freely available online, it’s never been easier to learn all the skills you need to get started with your first (or next) engineering project.
Of course, this blog post is on Amazon.com, and I did just write a book that leverages the topics mentioned in this post to teach electrical engineering and programming concepts to just about anybody. You can buy it from Amazon in print format or as a kindle eBook!