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  • 1. Collaborative DesignSparkFun Electronics Inc  9 years old  135 employees (41 dogs)  Self-funded  50/50 global/domestic split  Making it up as we go
  • 2. SparkFun Builds Businesses
  • 3. You can build it!
  • 4. Website!
  • 5. Warehouse?
  • 6. Three Outcomes
  • 7. Three OutcomesSell a fewKeep your day jobMake enough topay for more tools
  • 8. Three OutcomesSell PebbleQuit your day jobGo to China
  • 9. Three OutcomesPit of DespairCan’t  quit.  Must  ship.“This  is  what  youll get. It took us about 6 minutes to test/cal, screw, andkit this. We just have.... 150 to go...”  (900  minutes  =  15  hours)
  • 10. Collaborate!
  • 11. Collaborations Work
  • 12. Some  Collaborations  Don’t  Work It’s  hard It  doesn’t  always  work  out
  • 13. The Nut to Crack Funding Marketplace Community Help Designed for unorthodox-manufacturing Crowd sourced assembly
  • 14. nathan@sparkfun.com