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Public Lab DIY Spectrometry Kit

A project in Somerville, MA by Jeffrey Yoo Warren
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This DIY kit helps analyze materials and contaminants. We need your help to build a library of open-source spectral data.
Backers: 1633
Average Pledge Per Backer: $68

Funded: $110,538 of $10,000
Dates: Aug 27th -> Oct 5th (40 days)
Project By: Jeffrey Yoo Warren
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How Public Lab Turned Kickstarter Crowdfunders Into a Community

April 2nd - via: pbs.org
Public Lab is structured like many open-source communities, with a non-profit hosting and coordinating the efforts of a broader, distributed community of contributors and members. However, we are in the unique position that our community creates innovative open-source hardware projects -- tools to measure and quantify pollution -- and unlike software, it takes some materials and money to actually make these tools. As we've grown over the past two years, from just a few dozen members to thousands today, crowdfunding has played a key role in scaling our effort and reaching new people. (Read More)

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January 8th - via: boston.com
Kickstarter is a website pulsing with great ideas and people willing to back them with their money in exchange for a piece of the pie (like a T-shirt, postcard, or the product itself). More than 2.5 million people pledged about $350 million on the website to fund more than 30,000 creative projects since April 2009. A lot of those innovations have come from Massachusetts, though not all have been as successful as others. (Read More)

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