Octopart @ Maker Faire, Sam and Harish write –
…We met a lot of great people and learned a lot about the open-source hardware movement. Although the term still hasn’t been clearly defined, the motivating philosophy is similar to that of open-source software. Information, such as schematics and designs, describing hardware is made freely available which in turn fosters a highly collaborative spirit. Judging from the fair, it seems that the open-source hardware movement is fluorishing, especially with the advent of new tools such as the oft-used Arduino….
The highlight of the fair was meeting with our users and peeking over their shoulders as they used the search engine. We collected a heap of great feedback which we’ll be using to make Octopart better. A lot of people were excited about our new publishing feature, which we’ll be improving in the weeks to come.
Octopart @ Maker Faire – Link.