Tindie: “A Fun Store For People To Sell Their Hardware Creations”

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Tindie: “A Fun Store For People To Sell Their Hardware Creations”

Emile Petrone stopped by the Mini Maker Faire at OSCON and we chatted for quite a bit about his new project, tindie, which gives makers a place to sell all sorts of creations; they’ve got top-level categories for Arduino, 3D printing, Raspberry Pi, as well as kits, boards, shields, and sensors.

Just browsing around the site, I found all kinds of interesting stuff, including some interesting MSP430 kits. But I’m trying to figure out what I could do with a 2600F ultracapacitor. Be sure to check out Jason Huggins’ Angry Birds-playing robot kit, too.

8 thoughts on “Tindie: “A Fun Store For People To Sell Their Hardware Creations”

  1. shadowrunner says:

    I hope this post brings more creators and sellers to Tindie. I’ve been thinking about making some stuff to sell but I’m worried about it. It had a huge surge when it opened but it seems to have stopped.

  2. Zack Carlson says:

    Tindie had some initial 1 offs that are no longer available on the site. After that the only things that are left over are kits from people who have already been peddling kits! The site is an amazing concept with a lot of difficult to execute components and concepts; much less how to algorithmicly get people to request something, have it not be absolutely insane (with regards to budget) and then want to buy it. It is a fantastic idea (i toyed around with the concept of selling crap I make on etsy as a means to have the hobby of learning electronics occasionally buffeted by the odd thing sold.

  3. Ken Corkum says:

    getting security cert. error when I try to check out site ???

    1. Gabon west says:

      I noticed those security warnings too. Initially I noticed that he was accepting credit cards without an ask cert. I stopped there and haven’t gone back to the site since.

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