Project update 5 of 5
Thanks for the patience these last few months, things have been incredibly busy here at the Colorado Printing Project! Here’s a brief recap of what we’ve been up to:
This last point brings me to the second half of this update; What’s next.
A year and a half ago I started the Colorado Printing Project with the goal of designing and delivering small batches of open source products created with open source tools. While things didn’t go exactly as I had planned, I am super proud to have delivered several small batches of products that are both faithfully open source and incredibly badass (IMHO).
While I haven’t lost money on these projects, the markets have been small and from the very beginning I have been supporting this work through contract design and manufacturing services. Turns out, I actually really love this work. I’ve been fortunate to develop a great network of clients, and it’s been awesome to work on a diverse group of projects and help introduce a whole range of professionals to open source tools that they may have never considered using.
With some huge, awesome and open source projects on the horizon, I have decided to focus on providing open source design services for a while and will be archiving both the Twoolhead and Microcluster projects. Source is and will continue to be available for both projects through notabug.org for anyone who is interested!
Again a huge thanks to everyone who’s followed along and supported our projects, and especially the folks at Crowd Supply and Aleph Objects. Happy Printing!