Open Source Software Fuels Innovation in Hardware Product Design

Ever the vanguard and herald, O’Reilly Media and Make magazine have announced the Hardware Innovation Workshop. As open source software has ushered in much of the current web environment, open hardware is building on top of those methods and approaches. Hardware startups are announced with near-daily enthusiasm. According to the post at O’Reilly Radar, Dale [...]

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$14 Billion Software as a Service Industry Growth Influences Maker Companies

Software Industry forecasts in the USA range from $100 billion to $400 billion depending on the research report. Digging deeper, Gartner reports that software-as-a-service (SaaS) will hit $14.5 billion in 2012. SaaS, or web-based software, is a big part of the connective fiber for startups, maker companies, and small business. Web-based apps and networks can [...]

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Custom Parts Made to Order with Ponoko

Many of the coolest things in the maker movement involve a made-to-order part or component. So what do you do if you don’t have a 3D printer, laser cutter, or a ShopBot CNC router? You Ponoko it. Read the Full Post on Forbes.

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