The Wingshield ScrewShield kit is one example of open source hardware that encourages innovation through sharing. It is offered by several retailers, including educational electronics company Adafruit, and used as a component in new projects.
Open source hardware and software, shareware, creative commons, and crowdsourcing are all part of a wave of design and invention that values innovation over profit, and gives credit to creators over restricting access to their ideas. The bonus for many open source hardware producers is that they are making a lot of money!
More Stats +/-
Free 2018 Report & eBook
Get the top 100 trends happening right NOW -- plus a FREE copy of our award-winning book.
Our Research Methodology
This article is one of 350,000 experiments. We use crowd filtering, big data and AI to identify insights.