Crowdsourcing, open source hardware, and fabrication technology
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?