Hey guys, so @mariafrangos and I are working on this web-based walk through for someone who is considering what to do with their project next… make a business? document it and call it a day? use a open value network model? publish it in Hardware X? workshop it? something else?
In that context, I’m making a list of the most important questions you need to ask yourself when you’re making that decision of how to move forward. We’ll then ask people who have taken that path in the GOSH movement, and record their answers. Our hope is to help bring more people in to the movement because they can more clearly see how and where they fit, given their life, their preferences, and their beliefs.
I’d love to hear the questions you asked yourself when you started your project. Here’s my starting list:
How much time are you willing to invest? (a lot, some, a little, none)
How much money are you willing to invest? (a lot, some, a little, none)
How many people would use it? (no one, a few, some, lots, everyone!)
How much risk are you willing to take? (a lot, some, a little, none)
Do you like making and selling stuff? (yes, sort of, no)
Do you care if other people use it? (yes, sort of, no)
If so, which people do you most care about? ( named groups )
What equipment will you need? (a lot, some, very little)
What resources do you have access to use? (a lot, some, a little, none)
How do I find collaborators and contributors? ( named locations )
Finally, I’d actually love to start a podcast from the interviews (similar to the AmpHour, a great podcast for hacker/maker/electrical engineering kind of stuff). If you are interested in that, please drop me a line. Especially someone with a different background that me.
Thanks for the feedback!