At O’Reilly’s foo camp east 2010 at Microsoft’s NERD center (MIT campus) we presented “Million dollar baby – Businesses designing and selling open source hardware, making millions” at the Ignite hour. 20 slides, 15 seconds per slide – we tried to capture the excitement and great work from just a few of the dozens of open source hardware companies & resellers. Above, slides, photos & video (m4v). Special thanks to all the companies who helped with some data points and to the OSHW workshop group. There are additional videos/posts/tweet from other attendees, this is our quick video we were able to put together on the train ride back from MA to NYC.
@hgordon – this isn’t the giant 300+ OSH list, but thanks for posting (the limit was 20 slides, 15 second each). would you say that surveyor is over $1m in revenue and is commercial use allowed? are there complete schematics, etc to download? – pt
Approaching but not over $1m. Commercial use is allowed. Schematics are published on our website (www.surveyor.com/blackfin/#blackfin4) and source code is hosted by Google Code (code.google.com/p/surveyor-srv1-firmware/) with numerous hardware and software projects have that spun off of this development (code.google.com/u/surveyor.com/). We’re based around the Analog Devices Blackfin processor rather than Arduino, so that may be why we don’t show up on your open source radar.