Building hardware is getting easier, but it’s still not easy enough. The minutiae of bringing a prototype to a real product is still to specialized. We need a platform that can do it at scale.
Building boards and designing circuits are all the rage in the consumer gadget world, but Facebook and the Open Compute Project are trying to bring that spirit to the enterprise.
Five finalists have been chosen in 20 different categories for the 2012 Crunchies awards, and we’re proud to release the worthy nominees today. Voting for the winners starts today, and the winners will be announced January 31st.
Open source hardware projects like Open Compute are all very well, but there are significant barriers that can make it difficult for small groups and individuals to engage in the process. Unveiled at Demo yesterday, Upverter is a SaaS solution that sets out to make it easier for virtual teams to coalesce and collaborate at a distance. It remains to be seen whether this new tool is enough to unleash a flood of creative individuals.