WHAT WE ARE READING
These days we are interested in black box designs, lead users, origami engineering so we can make very big things using flats pieces of material (like paper).

Why Making in Health Matters

The NYTimes recently published an article on hacks for an aging population.
MAKING ELECTRONICS
The Arduino website a good place to start when you want to dive into physical computing

Dig deeper and get yourself one of the fantastic, O'Reilly books on the topic

Get some gear and start with the Sparkfun Inventor's Kit
MAKING PHYSICAL HARDWARE
How do you go from raw material to a machine? Get inspired and start with taking toys apart.

Material choice is just as important as the tool you use to handle it. A great field guide is Exploring Materials

507 Mechanical Movements illustrates what you can with 2-D dimensional parts, some screws, and a bit of mechanical design

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MAKING SOFTWARE
We're big fans of the MIT AppInventor for making mobile applications

InVision for making basic mockups

Jupyter a new Python based tool for making interactive software
MAKING BIO
DIY Bio is a distant cousin to health making and Genspace NYC is one of the best organizations in the sector.
HEALTH MAKING IN UNIVERSITIES
Dr. Joyce Lee at the University of Michigan runs the HealthDesignBy.Us program

Professor Manu Prakash at Stanford University is a leader in affordable scientific instrumentation and citizen science for health

NYU spinoff DIYAbility is one of the leaders in accessible design for allDIY Bio is a distant cousin to health making and Genspace NYC is one of the best organizations in the sector
GLOBAL HEALTH
Health making is alive in well in international settings. Here are some examples and organizations that support and welcome new participants in the space

HardwareX is an academic journal for open access instrumentation

CIES - The Nicaraguan School of Public Health has been a leader hosting scientists and making in accessible medical device design
GOVERNMENT, REGULATION, and SAFETY
The FDA recently released draft guidance for 3-D printed medical devices. Download here.

With the advent of health and wellness devices, such as activity trackers, commercial entitities can now respond to the "General Wellness: Policy for Low Risk Devices" document here.

HHS IdeaLab is an innovative hub for government employees to participate and seek internal challenges and strategies to create high impact projects. One of the initiatives is the HHS Invent Health group which fosters and promotes health making across the healthcare system.