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.

  1. Donít make something you donít use yourself.
  2. Know who you are making it for.
  3. Know what you want out of it.
  4. Make projects, not platforms.
  5. Respect the intelligence of the beginner.
  6. Experts are not the best advisors when you want to make tools for beginners.
  7. If nobody complains you're doing something wrong.
  8. Including people is hard (but necessary)
  9. Good hardware, good software, good explanations, and generous users make a great project
  10. If you're not prepared to have someone adapt, improve, clone, or trash your work, don't share it.
  11. Open source software doesn't necessarily translate into a business model... open source hardware must.
  12. Expect resistance... and conspiracy theories.
  13. Donít let the fact that you don't know what you're doing stop you.
These are a good starting point.