First of all this projects target is to create real great hardware for DIY 3D printers and similar projects. But it’s also a showcase how open source and technology ventures can work together. Our project team is made up from students, freelancers and a marketing guy. We are supported by a small technology company Trinamic, know for motion control electronics of choice.
The aim of the project is to be open source. We use open source hardware and software for the development. And all results of our project are open source. Also the projects funding should be open source. Therefore we would start a crowdfunding project.
Crowdfunding is a new way of funding for creative ventures. People donate for a project and get a reward. In ideal case the intellectual property of the project goes into public domain. Like in our case.
The funding for our project will be used for the first batch of hardware. The T-bone itselfe is one of the rewards from our crowdfunding project. After the project is finished, all files to create the hardware will be available as open source.
The crowdfunding campaign will start middle of March on Indiegogo. Please sign-up to our newsletter, Facebook or twitter account to stay updated