Makers community and resources

A roadmap for makers

Tinkerers, inventors, hobbyists, creators, makers…whatever you call them, they’re our kind of people. Never content with the status quo, they’ve been a part of the Avnet story from the beginning. Today, Avnet is uniquely positioned to help makers on the verge of technology’s next big wonder.

From maker to start-up

Most products start out as a great idea on paper or screen. Turning that idea into reality and getting it to market before someone else does is fraught with pitfalls. It takes money, time and expertise. Avnet can help.

Our support includes all the resources you need to put plans into practice and make your idea a reality. Whether you need access to design services, parts for prototyping, contract manufacturers, or consultation on IP protection, marketing and financing – Avnet’s ecosystem is ready when you are.

Avnet brings together the communities and resources you need to get off the ground with the critical services required to scale. The end goal is a buttoned-up supply chain that’s ready to fill orders on day one.

Maker resources

Hackster.io

Hackster.io is a project-based online community for anyone who wants to learn about programming and building hardware

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Hardware Studio

We’ve partnered with Kickstarter and Dragon Innovation to create the Hardware Studio, a resource to help creators plan for manufacturing before launching a campaign. Learn about hardware manufacturing and get help bringing your ideas to life.

MakerSource

Connect with Makers and Partners in a collaborative environment that showcases new products and encourages knowledge sharing at every product stage.

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Join the discussion-based community where engineers solve each others’ technical and design challenges. See projects that other engineers are working on, learn from their experiences and from online training and get help optimizing your designs.

Avnet Innovation Lab

Knowledge transfer that turns students into start-ups.