The Zen of Making
Tuesday, May 17 2016 @ 20:13 CEST
Contributed by: tingo
The Zen of making, via Boing Boing.
Adapted from a talk by Massimo Banzi, co-founder of Arduino, presented at World Maker Faire 2011 in New York.
These are a good starting point.
- Donít make something you donít use yourself.
- Know who you are making it for.
- Know what you want out of it.
- Make projects, not platforms.
- Respect the intelligence of the beginner.
- Experts are not the best advisors when you want to make tools for beginners.
- If nobody complains you're doing something wrong.
- Including people is hard (but necessary)
- Good hardware, good software, good explanations, and generous users make a great project
- If you're not prepared to have someone adapt, improve, clone, or trash your work, don't share it.
- Open source software doesn't necessarily translate into a business model... open source hardware must.
- Expect resistance... and conspiracy theories.
- Donít let the fact that you don't know what you're doing stop you.