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Crowdsourcing, open source hardware, and fabrication technology

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We need to keep working on crowdsourcing, and take advantage of the rapidly growing capability of related ideas and technology.

Please check these out:

<http://www.skyandtelescope.com/news/home/Do-It-Yourself-Space-Science-162911746.html>   ArduSat and crowdsourcing

<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arduino>  The underlying hardware - emphasis on open source

<http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UoBUXOOdLXY>  Other examples of how Arduino is being used...with emphasis on crowd-sourcing.

<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MakerBot_Industries#Thing-O-Matic>  Fabrication technology advancements

<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RepRap_Project>  Fabrication machine...that can fabricate copies of itself.

How can we take advantage of these developments?

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