We’re happy to announce that effective 1 May, 2011 microBuilder.eu will be partnering up with the wonderful team over at Adafruit Industries. We’ve been casually working with them for the past year or so on a few OSHW projects, and are happy to try to contribute even more actively to their mission of educating people and providing freely reusable HW reference designs, tutorials and educational material to help people build better projects and products themselves.
What this means in practice is that sales of our most popular products will now be handled by Adafruit.com, freeing us up to get back to our original objective (and the namesake of this site): teaching people about micro-manufacturing, and providing easy to use, open-source HW and SW building blocks to make better products themselves!
Adafruit offers some of the best service you’ll find on any commercial website, and we’re happy to work with a company that gives back far more to the OSHW community than it takes!
We’ll continue developping all of our existing HW reference designs and SW libraries, and hope that this will actually free up more time and resources to be able to invest in producing new tutorials and resources in the areas that interest us: small-scale manufacturing and product design, the ‘mid-range’ MCUs used in most commercial products, UI and graphical design, etc.
A sincere thanks to all of the people who have supported us in the past year with your orders, and we hope you’ll continue to support both us and the larger OSHW community by supporting Adafruit Industries in the future.
We are thrilled to be working with Kevin!
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