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Community January 28, 2015 posted by Mathilde

How to Succeed on littleBits bitLab – Part 1

This article is part of a Special bitLab Week on MakingSociety. In addition of this 2-parts article series, make sure to listen to the podcast episode. Happy prototyping and good…

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How to Succeed on littleBits bitLab – Part 1
MakingSociety Podcast January 26, 2015 posted by Mathilde

MakingSociety Podcast Special bitLab Week !

Andrew from littleBits contacted me a few weeks ago to tell me about the bitLab, a new program to support littleBits contributors that he has been putting up together. I really…

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MakingSociety Podcast Special bitLab Week !
Prototyping January 21, 2015 posted by Mathilde

The AirBoard: Prototype the Internet of Things

A new wireless development platform is born: the AirBoard. Launched on Kickstarter yesterday, it already raised 80% of its goal. Tiny, Wireless, Ultra Fast The AirBoard is a $25 tiny…

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The AirBoard: Prototype the Internet of Things
Community January 15, 2015 posted by Mathilde

4 Open Hardware Projects for Freedom of Speech

Last week has been shadowed by the murder of Charlie Hebdo cartoonists in Paris. It happened one hour after I left Paris, while I was in the plane for India….

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4 Open Hardware Projects for Freedom of Speech
Community December 31, 2014 posted by Mathilde

Makers Pro, Get Ready for 2015!

In this day of transition from 2014 to 2015, it’s a good time to think about where the maker pro movement is going. 2014 was a year of growth. Taking an idea…

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Makers Pro, Get Ready for 2015!
Community December 22, 2014 posted by Mathilde

Last Days to Apply to Defi Cisco 2015

Back in October, I told you about the Defi Cisco, a contest for hardware startups happening in France this year, and opened to anyone in the world. Participants are invited to…

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Last Days to Apply to Defi Cisco 2015
Community December 18, 2014 posted by Mathilde

Mitch Altman on Living From your Passion

I just had a long discussion with the awesome Mitch Altman, inventor of the TV B-Gone, the open source hardware remote control that turns TVs off. He is also the co-founder of Noisebridge,…

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Mitch Altman on Living From your Passion
Sales and Marketing December 9, 2014 posted by Mathilde

Trade Show Booth Design 101

CES 2015 is around the corner. And it’s just one of the many trade shows that can help you launch your hardware company. Having been part of hundreds of hardware events these last…

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Trade Show Booth Design 101
MakingSociety Podcast December 3, 2014 posted by Mathilde

How to Start and Run an Open Hardware Business – with SparkFun CEO Nathan Seidle

MakingSociety Podcast is back with a new interview to help you start and run your open hardware company. And… this new episode features a 40 minutes interview with SparkFun CEO Nathan…

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How to Start and Run an Open Hardware Business – with SparkFun CEO Nathan Seidle
Open Source Hardware December 1, 2014 posted by Mathilde

Open Source Hardware Business Models

A major question for open source hardware is about its business models. How can you create a sustainable business out of a hardware product that is non-patented and that anyone can…

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Open Source Hardware Business Models
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