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Yesterday, Kickstarter, the popular crowd-funding platform, launched their 2011 year in review of success stories highlighting four categories of projects: Dreaming Big, Civic Projects, Current Events, and my favorite, DIY Manufacturing! From an Open Hardware 3D printer that netted over $800k dollars in crowd-sourced funding, to an Arduino game adapter, 2011 was a great year for DIY hobbyists-turned-entrepreneurs! I can’t wait to see what 2012 has in store. The review immediately reminded me of Phil Torrone’s article from October 2011, How Open Source Hardware is Kick-Starting Kickstarter.

Nick Normal

I’m an artist & maker. A lifelong biblioholic, and advocate for all-things geekathon. Home is Long Island City, Queens, which I consider the greatest place on Earth. 5-year former Resident of Flux Factory, co-organizer for World Maker Faire (NYC), and blogger all over the net. Howdy!


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  1. Ben Lustig says:

    This is amazing! I used kickstarter to raise funds for a short film I produced. It really works and the story above is truly incredible. Check out my blog at http://www.benlustig.com

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