This talk explores how digital fabrication processes and open-source hardware practices enable individual creativity and production. It investigates the ecosystem that has grown up around the Arduino prototyping platform and looks at how those practices might be extended to more complex devices. It explores the broader societal implications of these activities.
David A. Mellis is a cofounder and the lead software developer for the Arduino electronics prototyping platform and a PhD student in the High-Low Tech group at the MIT Media Lab. His research explores ways to help people design and build their own electronic devices.
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