Please pass along my sincere thanks to Ms. Fried for her excellent keynote at the Open Hardware Summit, ironically watched on my closed as a tick’s butt Tivo. 😎
For those of us with limited engineering talents, putting together the kits on adafruit and other places is about as close to participating as we can get but for me it’s very therapeutic – sort of like knitting. I’ve already done a couple of MintyBoosts, MiniPOV, TV-B-Gone and the MonoChron clock
I usually give them away which is my contribution to the open hardware community.
Keep up the good work.
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