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October 20, 2011 AT 2:47 pm

How Open Source Hardware is Kick-Starting Kickstarter!

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How Open Source Hardware is Kick-Starting Kickstarter!. Phil has a massive article this week on MAKE…

Imagine waking up and seeing your design for a circuit being used in a product by someone who never contacted you to ask if it was okay. You will not get any payment for their usage of your design, they’ve raised over $31,000 dollars, and they’re selling something you worked really hard on. You have no control over what someone does with something you made. Is this a nightmare? Perhaps for some, but this is actually a dream come true for others. And it’s what this week’s Soapbox is about: Open-source hardware kick-starting Kickstarters!

Read more. The project / interview featured is based on the open-source hardware solar charger from Adafruit.


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