I have written about the DIY revolution in various contexts. Most in combination with sw development, especially in quant finance - like here.
Today I have read Kids, Arduinos and Quadricopters in Stephen Wolfram's Blog and watched the video of the talks given by Stephen and his son Christopher at the Maker Faire in NY. It is amazing. The future is becoming younger - in contrast to the rest of us.
Hooking up Mathematica to devices - something we emphasize on in industrial scale projects.