This week focused mainly around building a kit business, namely keeping costs down, keeping revenues in check and how to license your project.
- Jigish linked to us from his site. Thanks!
- The Nottingham Hackerspace, Nottinghack, was pushed out of their old space and needs help funding a new one.
- Can hackerspaces thrive in a non-urban setting?
- $37 Million worth of flash chips were stolen! And the dumdums were caught when they tried to sell them!
Facebook has the details behind a new datacenter online. Looks like quite the fun engineering problem to get it all powered.
- Chris is going to ESC and will be reporting for Element 14. Also doing some video from the show floor with Jeri Ellsworth.
- Jonathon Straub wondering about the merits of starting a kit business for his board etching controller entry for the 555 contest.
- Dave was offered $1000 to do videos walking people through the aspects of board design, start to finish.
- What kind of license should be used for home projects? Here at The Amp Hour, we like the Open Source Hardware License or sometimes the CC-NC license.
- More IP cases being pushed in China, but not to anyones benefit.
- Texas Instruments has been “deputizing” people to be unofficial spokespersons for the company on social media outlets. Could have some interesting side effects, but they need to keep it laissez-faire.