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on the subject of developing countries: People there are already making  their own boards using the files that we published and even building upon them to make original contributions

we also published a special eagle file that makes it easy to make a single sided arduino that you can etch yourself

chile
http://www.flickr.com/photos/coti_do_sul/464857032/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/stgohermoso/464840114/

china
http://www.flickr.com/photos/whaleforset/517899886/

somewhere else
http://www.flickr.com/photos/vanderlin/397933524/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/schepop/388547842/

colombia
http://www.flickr.com/photos/julianchogomez/189437518/
(notice the cute "made in bogota" text on it :)

(althought not a developing country)
japan
http://www.flickr.com/photos/hatayanorg/127338292/

I had also some pictures of some chinese people making single sided boards in the kitchen sink but I cant find them.


massimo










Daniel

#61
Sep 20, 2007, 08:05 pm Last Edit: Sep 20, 2007, 08:12 pm by Daniel Reason: 1
hey massimo

Nice to see you in this thread, can you tell us about the trademark and PCB files?

D

nkcelectronics

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on the subject of developing countries: People there are already making  their own boards using the files that we published and even building upon them to make original contributions

we also published a special eagle file that makes it easy to make a single sided arduino that you can etch yourself

chile
http://www.flickr.com/photos/coti_do_sul/464857032/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/stgohermoso/464840114/

china
http://www.flickr.com/photos/whaleforset/517899886/

somewhere else
http://www.flickr.com/photos/vanderlin/397933524/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/schepop/388547842/

colombia
http://www.flickr.com/photos/julianchogomez/189437518/
(notice the cute "made in bogota" text on it :)

(althought not a developing country)
japan
http://www.flickr.com/photos/hatayanorg/127338292/

I had also some pictures of some chinese people making single sided boards in the kitchen sink but I cant find them.


massimo










And what about Miami?  Does it count as a developing country? ;-)

Daniel

#63
Sep 22, 2007, 09:14 pm Last Edit: Sep 22, 2007, 09:22 pm by Daniel Reason: 1
I just came across a 300-year old quote that sums up the Arduino/Freeduino "point". I found it through  Wikipedia, of all places:

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Robert Burton, in The Anatomy of Melancholy (1621-51), quotes Didacus Stella thus:

   "I say with Didacus Stella, a dwarf standing on the shoulders of a giant may see farther than a giant himself.


I think that pretty much sums it up. If you want new knowledge, as is done in science and research, you should let the dwarves (aka Freeduino) stand on your shoulders. If you are more interested in business, then you don't let them... but then you don't see as far.


D

westfw

To me, the availability of CAD files for the  most recent design is more  about being able to modify the design "slightly" to suit a particular purpose, than it is about being able to manufacture a clone in bulk.  As a trivial example, it's easy to imagine a "bare bones" style version that moves the USB chip off the board, or designed to work with an external regulated 5V supply...

Daniel

Bill,

yes i just meant that if one can't have the freedom to do new things, one won't know what's possible!

D

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