Invention, intellectual property


#1 - Develop a plan for dissemination of your final project. Prepare drafts of your summary slide (presentation.png, 1920 x 1080) and video clip (presentation.mp4, 1080p HTML5, around a minute, less than ~10 MB) and put them in your root directory

Here is the plan for this week:

  • What about intellectual property ? I want to share what I did with others, on an open source basis. I selected the following licence
  • How is it distributed ? Currently it is available as part of my Fab Academy journey, on Fab Cloud. I have other projects on Hackster, I may consider to duplicate it here as well.
  • Is is for profit / non profit ? I do not plan to make money with the device design.
  • Trademark ? no, I hope Fab Buddy could become a common word...
  • What is my motivation ? I like the idea that it could bring something new that could change the (Fab Lab) world, more than just a way to make money
  • I designed a backend (SW). Currently, it is minimalistic but there are great opportunities there. As far as there are enough Fab Labs replicating the device, it could become a platform , an infrastructure, I'm sure we could get valuable data
  • Last thing for this week : load a slide and a video, just to be sure it works. The slide is almost the final one but the video is just a placeholder


#1 - Lecture

Video available here




#1 - final enclosure

I designed a box with two parts: a bottom, with all AC circuitery and a top with my pcb and the I/Os

#2 - final code

It works in both directions. Messages are uploaded to the gateway and messages from the gateway are processed by the device