Ultimate Maker Studio

We know that for the average maker, some of these tools may be a little tough to splurge on at the moment, but we love following trends in this space. From benchtop CNCs to desktop laser cutters, we're seeing smaller, less expensive variations of industrial equipment become at-home appliances. All at the same time, online marketplaces like Etsy are helping makers profit from their hobbies, making it easier to grow and turn your passions into actual businesses.

Canon EOS Rebel T6i Creators bundle: $800
GoPro Hero5 Session action camera: $300

But, we're realists, so if you're just getting started, check out a couple MUCH less expensive toys to help put you in the right direction...