Let’s build something cool!
NovemberKiloEcho, the last three letters of founder Joseph Juhnke‘s last name, was created to expose his research and development done under government grant to ‘makers’ as a community-based opensource platform with the hope that the technology will be customized to serve a multitude of needs.
As we publish our tutorials, plans, etc., we will also be making DIY kits and full-build products available to inventors world-wide through a partnership (still in development) with Ponoko.com.
The opensource hardware (OSH) and software (OSS) movement is not new. Successful companies like Sparkfun, Adafruit Industries, Solarbotics, Makerbot Industries, Ponoko, and many more have broken ground for us.
We see our value in that we will be documenting more complex systems and technologies, sometimes including an aggregation of products from some of the formerly mentioned great companies. We also feel there is a significant opportunity for OSH/OSS to serve as a low-cost alternative to many of the U.S. Government’s current research needs. Hunter, with a build of materials (BOM) of less than $800 is a perfect example of our vision.
We believe strongly in the value of community and the open sharing of ideas. We build shields, not bullets and we look forward to working with you.