Introduction

Building Open Source Hardware is an anthology written to get users and makers of open source hardware to the next step of developing for the masses and manufacturing. This book involves a hands–on approach, providing guides for developing and manufacturing open source hardware. Although many books have been published on specific pieces of open source hardware, to date there has not been a book published on the community or the steps to work all the way through designing and manufacturing a piece of open source hardware. There has been a burst of activity around making and do–it–yourself (DIY) projects, but the DIY and maker movements are growing to a new stage, wanting to produce on larger scales and move projects to products. If ...

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