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|Andrew (bunnie) Huang||Bunnie Huang has been long time inspiration for sharing insights into “real world” design and manufacturing processes in general, as well as a series of products that are currently in production. His posts are insightful and also include diverse topics from leading edge biology to ‘Ponderings – The ravings and rantings of a madman’ and a series of articles on Made in China. Bunnie was also one of the five contributors to this astounding background piece for a commercial research organisation http://www.iftf.org/node/3943 Innovation spaces of the future: research notes on China's shanzhai meeting the Makers. This really is a must read for several major reasons!|
|CERN - Major use of open source by the scientific community||of the scale and complexity of the projects and community that are being used in a professional research environment that is really pushing the boundaries of scientific research. they are working in the full spirit of open and sharing by taking many existing projects, enhancing, documenting and sharing back.|
|David Li||In addition to David’s involvement in founding Xinchejian and creating new projects, which can be seen at the Xinchejian site, David has given a number of interesting conference presentations, for example recently at the China Open Week (Slides and Intro here! (Partially English) ), and at TED Five Star Square. David was also one of the five contributors to this astounding background piece for a commercial research organisation Innovation spaces of the future: research notes on China’s shanzhai meeting the Makers. This really is a must read for several major reasons!|
|Geoff Graham||Geoff creates high quality open source designs that are very well documented and include excellent discussion of the design theory.
He is pioneering open source projects that are published in commercial electronics hobby magazines, an industry which has a long tradition of restricting project copyright, but allowing “build your own”.He is also an early leader in PIC32 projects with the comprehensive Maximite and the Mini-Maximite projects, which have very active community support (1, 2) to further develop the concepts. Another highly useful project is the Intelligent Fan Controller.
|Ian Lesnet||he is taking a pioneering role in open sourcing his projects, crowd sourcing the project design, development and maintenance, and is also putting pretty much all of his business processes and web site setup into public domain as well.
In addition the projects are great, extremely useful and enormously flexible, they are continuously being used for new purposes and enhanced, and he is really successful at targeting a low price.The Dangerous Prototypes community even proposes and designs some projects almost independently of Ian who has even funded some of the PCB prototypes.
|Open Hardware Summit||their purpose is to inspire.
they publish text and video of the presentations.
|Open Source Ecology Steam Engine Project||of the extent of community involvement and design improvements completed BEFORE building prototypes.
open source is NOT ONLY about electronics.
|Open Sourcing the Integrated Circuit||this leaps in a different direction with a vision to overcome the issue that open source hardware depends on closed source parts|
|Protei, a proliferating fleet of DIY sailboat drones to clean up oil spills||Collaborative:People and professionals from all over the world creating Protei.
Already talking about reuse “Reappropriated for other purposes”.
|Ricky Ng-Adam||Ricky plays a key role in helping to run the Xinchejian and is involved in several global initiatives which are mentioned on the Xinchejian site.
One in particular is highlighted here because of the staggering vision that everyday folk can contribute to “The 100 Year Starship™ (100YSS™) study is an effort seeded by DARPA to develop a viable and sustainable model for persistent, long-term, private-sector investment into the myriad of disciplines needed to make long-distance space travel practicable and feasible.”Ricky is one of the hackerspace contributors through the Hackerspaces Global Space Program.
|Rob Gray||he has shared many interesting projects, such as "The Quub is an open-source microcontroller system based on tiny "core processor" boards, a system of addressable daughter boards, and provision for simple networking. "
He also has an extensive interest in nature photography, he travels and lives in his own design / build mobile home - now at generation 2 and also because his "entire web site is archived by the National Library of Australia as a "publication of national significance".
Rob provides an excellent example of sharing and community building through his web site and extensive essays, tutorials, FAQs, diaries and publications.He does all/most of all this will living on the road in remote "outback" Australia!
|Sketching in Hardware||their purpose is to inspire.
they publish text and video of the presentations.
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