Chapter 2. Interview: Tindie’s Emile Petrone

Adam Wolf: You created Tindie, a marketplace for “indie electronics.” It’s often described as Etsy for Makers. How would you describe it?

Emile Petrone: The way that we describe Tindie is a marketplace for the things you love. Basically, it started off as a site for my personal hobbies—DIY electronics, Arduino, and all that fun stuff, and I couldn’t find a good marketplace for what I was interested in. It started out purely for my personal hobbies, turned into a hobby of itself, and obviously then a business. But, the way we look at it is basically just a marketplace for whatever you love. Whether that’s Raspberry Pi, Arduino, robots, Daft Punk, or who knows what—we’re fine with ...

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