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Building Open Source Hardware

If you’re interested in making your hardware open source, check out my new book, Building Open Source Hardware! It contains a how-to guide and checklists for many aspects of open source hardware: manufacturing, licensing, and business in open source hardware to name a few. In the spirit of democratization, different authors have written each chapter, many friends of Resistor, and Resistor member Catarina Mota also has a chapter in the book!

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Don’t take my word for it, check out this review:

This book is one you can judge by it’s cover. It is everything you need to know about how to work on an open hardware project from cradle to grave. It is a solidly researched book that doesn’t skip an issue because it is hard, nor is all the content from one person or organization. This has produced a product which is informative to a degree that it is greater than the sum of it’s parts.” -Aaron Harper (read the whole review.)

Also check out the NYC inspired kit to practice making open source hardware derivatives:

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Remake the kit to be a landmark or building in your area, and together, we can build the world! (Godzilla not included.)

You can buy the kit from me, or get both the book and the kit at Sparkfun.

Don't be the product, buy the product!

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