Archives for February 2009

Principles for Open-Source Hardware

08 February 2009

Some general principles for the development of open-source hardware that I hope to elaborate on in the future:

  • Use common components
  • Use standard layouts and connectors
  • Provide clear instructions
  • Distribute widely (especially internationally)
  • Introduce in person (workshops are good)
  • Grow your community
  • Meet a real need
  • Help others make money
  • Build a brand
  • Keep innovating