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Bridging maker boutiques and designers
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Bridging maker boutiques and designers

by MikeBarela on Sat Jul 05, 2014 7:51 am

Adafruit, Sparkfun and others are raising the capability for folks looking to market their ideas. But there is still a gap if the design team is not skilled enough in electronics or code. They can take a few paths:

1) develop the skills to do it themselves (takes time)
2) hire the skills (takes money)

Certainly maker boutiques encourage do it themselves - make more makers. By far the teach them to fish plan.

But perhaps an ecosystem of technical folks could be available to help those designers with their one-off hurtles. This would be tough for a company to do, perhaps a group of people on Google Help outs could make a go of something like this?

I'm thinking a use case would be a wearable team without a tech person as an example.

Thoughts?

(And no I'm not planning to do this myself, I've just read enough blog posts where the implementation is a bit too much for a project and they are looking for help beyond that Adafruit can supply like custom code or project electrical design)

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Re: Bridging maker boutiques and designers

by franklin97355 on Sat Jul 05, 2014 9:38 am

Online there are the forums for products, programming and ideas. If someone needs help with a one-off there are places like the jobs board here and in some places, and growing, there are hacker spaces with tools and knowledgeable people.

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Re: Bridging maker boutiques and designers

by lyndon on Mon Jul 07, 2014 2:50 pm

I answer lots of questions on electronics.stackexchange.com That seems like an appropriate forum for questions like that.

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Re: Bridging maker boutiques and designers

by MikeBarela on Fri Jul 11, 2014 9:26 am

Feel free to cross post

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