Screen Shot 2015-05-13 at 16.38.57I spoke with Daniel Dern over at IEEE Spectrum about why we decided to crowdfund the T400 temperature datalogger. Daniel’s article is spot on with the most important reasons a hardware project should use crowdfunding: you know if people want it, you know how many to make, and you have the money to do it.

Crowdfunding—collecting money from a bunch of people to fund a project—has in the last few years gone from “doable but tough” to “so easy we can’t remember how we lived before,” thanks to sites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo. Particular beneficiaries of the new era are those wanting to make physical devices, who have often struggled for funding because of the higher risk and capital requirements of hardware development over software.

Source: How to Crowdfund Your Hardware Start-up – IEEE Spectrum