Open Source Hardware

Have you ever heard of ‘open source hardware’? This video provides a great overview of an effort to re-create basic machines (e.g. tractors) so that they are cheaper, modular, and more easily assembled in distributed sites (i.e. outside of traditional factories). The designs are shared across the internet, of course. It was exciting to see a concrete example of how the ‘electron economy’ is changing the ‘atom-based economy.’ We should keep our eyes open for many more such examples in the years ahead.

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