Not Impossible: Hardware & Hacking for the Sake of Humanity

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Not Impossible's panel, "Technology for the sake of humanity," will feature a discussion of the increasing opportunities for companies and individuals to harness the power of the maker/hacker community to develop solutions to seemingly insurmountable human challenges. Mick Ebeling, CEO and Co-Founder of Not Impossible will kick off the conversation with a presentation on Project Daniel: Using 3D printers to make arms and hands for children of war in Sudan. Project Daniel serves as a true case study for what is possible when you match creative problem solvers and brilliant technical minds with real-world health issues.








How to crowdfund your hardware project?

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In November 2013, we at Integreight launched a 30-days crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter, to raise $10,000 for our product 1Sheeld, a new Arduino shield that allows you to use your smartphone as a re-configurable shield, we ended up getting $85,000
There a lot of homework before the campaign, a lot of do's and don'ts while executing your campaign, and a lot to follow up on after the campaign
When crowd-funding a maker's product there are a lot of things to take in consideration, how to present your idea, how to shoot a video, design your rewards level, design your campaign page and gain the backers' trust.




Best Practices for Open Source Hardware in 2014

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In the past year OSHWA, the Open Source Hardware Association, has worked with the community to develop a modern list of best practices for designing, releasing and building upon existing open source hardware projects. Windell Oskay, Vice President of OSHWA, will discuss recommended approaches, touching upon open source design tools, documentation, hosting, licenses, and other current issues. Time permitting, we will also take questions from the audience.