I see a lot of people on twitter or online making similar stuff and I wonder if there is some way to work together?
I was inspired watching by how art studios are formed, from artists that are working independently but also together to help grow a larger shared vision.
This forum is great, but I wonder if there is a way to make something that would almost function as a parent forum to arduboy that could include other hardware platforms.
There are quite a few projects out there that either already have, or have the potential to be more than just a “maker” project and can be a community platform similar to what arduboy has become.
There is already a kind of loose community of people who know each other and like each others tweets and probably a lot of them are already members of this community.
I’m not sure how many people are doing it as a business and how many are doing it part time full time, etc.
It would be cool to have more open and focused dialoge with other people doing similar stuff. We have so much to learn from each other on these types of projects because so many are doing it as individuals. It used to be that it required entire companies with dozens of engineers to produce electronics that can be useful to other people. Now one person can do it, but I think that there are a lot of network effects that happen from being a group.
I’m wondering how it would be possible to form some kind of “industry” group around people who are either currently or some point in the future interested in selling their hardware, and are otherwise individuals or just a couple friends.
A super huge pipe dream would be to actually form an entity out of this group and get some investment for it that could be managed as grants to members of the group! That group could potentially be a resource for everyone that join in the same way that HAX was to me in the beginning, access to mentors and other professionals, but that would take some time to build all that out of course!
How you can help?
If you make and sell hardware and this sounds interesting to you, let me know by commenting below!
Do you know a project that you think would benefit from something like this?
If there is interest in this I’d like to come back in and share some of the other projects or people I’ve seen that I’m thinking about.