24 Aug '13, 3pm

Group crowdfunding program aims at custom electronic designs

Gumstix Inc ., Redwood City CA, the provider of Linux computers-on-module for electronics manufacturers, introduced a crowdfunding financial platform for electronic devices. Crowdfunding is the collective effort of individuals who pool their money to purchase a product or service together, thus reducing the individual cost. The concept serves the ‘design-your-own’ electronic device community. Combined with the Gumstix design-and-build system Geppetto, which enables anyone to create custom Linux-powered electronics, the crowdfunding option now enables single users and hobbyists easier access for building great designs on Geppetto. "Crowdfunding campaigns are a natural extension of our design sharing philosophy. We expect to see shared designs in a wide range of communities, from robotics classrooms to remote environmental data monitoring, and are excited to have made our ow...

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