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    • Collaborative DesignSparkFun Electronics Inc  9 years old  135 employees (41 dogs)  Self-funded  50/50 global/domestic split  Making it up as we go
    • SparkFun Builds Businesses
    • You can build it!
    • Website!
    • Warehouse?
    • Three Outcomes
    • Three OutcomesSell a fewKeep your day jobMake enough topay for more tools
    • Three OutcomesSell PebbleQuit your day jobGo to China
    • 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)
    • Collaborate!
    • Collaborations Work
    • Some  Collaborations  Don’t  Work It’s  hard It  doesn’t  always  work  out
    • The Nut to Crack Funding Marketplace Community Help Designed for unorthodox-manufacturing Crowd sourced assembly
    • nathan@sparkfun.com