The so-called maker movement of do-it-yourselfers is set to continue its momentum at a global level, and as such the world will see an explosion of innovative creation from individuals, according to Mark Frauenfelder, editor-in-chief of the U.S.-based Make magazine.

Recent technological developments such as 3-D printers, inexpensive software systems and open-source microcontroller boards are facilitating the maker movement in which individuals or small groups of people outside of a factory setting craft creative projects.

The growth of the maker movement can be seen in the popularity of the Maker Faire that are popping up around the world, in which Do-It-Yourself enthusiasts get together and show off their projects.