Do it yourself era… open source hardware

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Nice quotes about the DIY world and open source hardware from Wired’s Chris Anderson in the EE Times about UAVs…

“Instead of a small number of products for millions, it’s a case of millions of products for a small number” of people, he said. “The monolithic software model hasn’t addressed this. That’s what small companies and individuals are for: We’re in the era of ‘do-it-yourself’.” Anderson also predicted that era of open-source hardware is fast approaching.

‘Long Tail’ author claims theory could transform design – Link.


  • DIY drones – Link.
  • Open UAV – Link.
  • Open source hardware archives @ MAKE – Link.
  • What is open source hardware? – Link.

2 thoughts on “Do it yourself era… open source hardware

  1. 1) This is a really awesome example of the long tail, and a great demonstration of what can be done cheaply with enough brain power.
    2) Need to go buy a Mindstorms set.
    3) I can already hear the shrill cries of “national security” and so forth.
    4) This easily brings UAV research to the budgetary levels of the high-school and even middle-school science classroom. Destination Imagination(tm) UAV competition, anyone?

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