Adam Meyer wrote in to let us know that the private beta for bildr has launched, and as a special for Make: Online readers, he’s shared an invite code you can use to sign up and try it out.

bildr is a community driven site for Artists, Designers, Makers, Builders, or anyone interested in the world between electronics and code.

At bildr we are rethinking the ways in which DIY sites have previously approached this world. Typically, the approach has been to showcase an individual’s project, while including instructions that would enable a user to create a duplicate. bildr’s method is quite different.

Instead of focusing on individuals’ projects, bildr features community-written, collaborative articles that can be used as the foundation of an individual project. The articles come in two forms: Components and Modules

  • Components – (example: ADJD-S371 Color Sensor) show you how to connect and use an individual component. These pages also include code when needed.
  • Modules – mini-projects. These are all about how to do/make one thing. Like making an electro magnet, or sensing distance.

bildr – in private beta now, use invite code bildrInvite76f3