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The definitive guide to open source hardware projects in 2008

Make's list of open source hardware 2008. Including a lot of Arduino projects but also a self-replicating 3D-printer.


A business model for open source hardware

"The price of a typical gadget reflects two factors: the cost of making it and the price its inventor is charging for the intellectual property in it. Often the second can be many times the first (as in the case of an Intel processor chip, for example, which costs just a few dollars to make but can sell for hundreds of dollars)."

Chris Anderson, author of Free: The Future of a Radical Price which you can download free from Itunes or read on Google books.