Posts Tagged: tinkerer

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    How Sony, Microsoft, and Other Gadget Makers Violate Federal Warranty Law | Motherboard

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    Manufacturers threaten to do things they cannot do legally but 99.9 percent of consumers have no idea of their actual rights We already discussed some of the issues related to rights of repairing our things, but the subject is vast and the economics implied are huge. This article suggests that manufacturers are pushing it beyond… Read more »

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    I Like To Make Stuff – YouTube

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    Who are the makers? The maker is an enthusiastic hobbyst who gradually becomes part of a community of people who share the same interests. More and more he moves out of his field of competence, learning new skills thanks to the knowledge shared among the maker community. Once upon a time people had to apprentice… Read more »

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    We Just Legalized Repairing Tractors, Cars, and Tablets | iFixit

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    We have already introduced patents when we discussed the protection of ideas as offered by the community. Patents are not bad per se, as they guarantee a return on an investment (or better, they protect the owner of a patent from the creation of unauthorized clones which would benefit from the author’s efforts without giving… Read more »

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    Biking to 10 Fab Labs in the Netherlands

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    We are all designers As children, many, if not all of us, dismantled some toys to understand how they worked. Some of us even managed to assemble them back. Each toy¬†we dismantled taught us something, allowing us to modify it according to our tastes or to create a new one. In the past, this kind… Read more »