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emilepetrone 152 days ago | link | parent | on: Circuit Stickers

I think you're looking for Tindie https://www.tindie.com/

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csmuk 152 days ago | link

No I'm not. I see on there instantly:

Expensive, poorly designed decade resistance boxes that use pissy little SMT resistors that will catch fire if you have an accident rather than get a little warm: https://www.tindie.com/products/Atlanta_Robotics/decade-resi...

What the fuck? Multimeter anyone? https://www.tindie.com/products/Steves_Hobby_Store/the-stopl...

Flashing crap, most of it no better than $2 chinese plastic junk: https://www.tindie.com/products/category/wearables/

This is precisely what I don't want to see and I wish people would stop worshipping.

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nicksdjohnson 152 days ago | link

Really? I see:

A DIY weather station kit that feeds its data to the Raspberry Pi: https://www.tindie.com/products/tmhrtly/airpi-kit/

DIY Amplifiers: https://www.tindie.com/products/diyourfaceoff/fully-assemble...

A DIY 8x8 LED games console: https://www.tindie.com/products/hotchk155/sixtyfourpixels-lo...

DIY musical instruments: https://www.tindie.com/products/hotchk155/le-strum-hack-it-y...

TTL Tennis for Two: https://www.tindie.com/products/wmbuchholz/ttl-tennis-for-tw...

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nicksdjohnson 152 days ago | link

Hard as it may be to believe, there's a difference between things that don't interest you personally and things that are junk. And the existence of things that don't interest you somewhere does not automatically mean that everything there is crap.

Don't see the sort of kits you like being made? Join us! Innovate, and design your own!

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csmuk 152 days ago | link

I'll give you the last item, but the rest are junk. Sorry.

I would rather, for music, use http://www.paia.com/ or http://www.doepfer.de/ for example.

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DanBC 152 days ago | link

Doepfer are well outside the price range of experimenters.

Some of their analogue kits are eye-wateringly expensive for what they are.

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Thanks for posting! Arduino just covered it as well:

"Fueling the Hardware Revolution with Tindie"

http://blog.arduino.cc/2013/07/31/fueling-the-hardware-revol...

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A friend just launched Lumi, "A new and easy way to find things that interest you", and thought it would be nice to send some HN traffic/ feedback. Any and all ideas welcome!

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minimaxir 282 days ago | link

It should be noted that said friend is a founder of Last.fm.

http://techcrunch.com/2013/07/11/last-fm-founders-throw-the-...

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anonymoushn 282 days ago | link

If it's anything like Last.fm, it should be really good at recommending super popular sites that the user already knows about and does not use.

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area51org 282 days ago | link

This is an interesting idea, but (as others mentioned) I'd like to know a little bit more about what this site does before I sign up. Just need a little more detail than "find things that interest you."

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belgianguy 282 days ago | link

It uploads and analyses your browser history, and attempts to generate a feed based on the recurring themes therein.

I installed it, but I didn't like it to just upload my whole browsing history.

But it's well designed, looks pretty and so far works as advertised.

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area51org 282 days ago | link

Thanks for that — I'm sure the intention of the summary was to keep it simple and to speak to less-technical users. But it'd be nice if there was a slightly more technical description (like yours) available too.

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Has anyone heard if they will take the tech back towards open or move in a closed direction? I don't know much about Statasys but I'm guessing they are a closed company and their machines aren't open sourced?

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revelation 304 days ago | link

Statasys is the company that unilaterally suspended a leasing contract for one of their more professional targeted printers after the leaser used it to print lower receivers and other various gun parts.

I'm not too sure they are up to par with the freedoms open source is meant to afford.

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seany 303 days ago | link

That's the first thing that came to mind for me too.

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fudged71 304 days ago | link

Some discussion about that here, but no speculation http://fabbaloo.com/blog/2013/6/19/breaking-stratasys-acquir...

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My company - https://www.tindie.com

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PS Tindie will be at Maker Faire Bay Area this weekend. Just look for us in Tindie T-shirts. We'd love to talk with you about your business.

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We did thanks!

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If you really want to know what the maker revolution will look like, visit https://tindie.com, the site I started. Tindie is the marketplace for the 'makers' the author references. We have robots, custom chips, amps, synths - all at the highest quality made by single makers.

The author is missing is actual knowledge of how the manufacturing process works for maker products. Because of that, he or she is left making an assumption that the majority of products will be poor quality - when Tindie actually proves the opposite. The majority of our products are at the highest quality, and that is because of the accessibility of modern manufacturing.

That is why the maker revolution is powerful. One maker can make a product, design it, manufacture it, and sell it all from their garage.

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I was expecting to pay $5 for this...

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