If you’re fond of tinkering with the soldering iron and making your own DIY gadgets, chances are you’ve got all sorts of finished and unfinished little projects lying around. But what to do with them? Well apart from the obvious (use/finish/dump), there is now a new online resource that might just provide the answer. tINDIE is a new platform where you can buy and sell your own homemade gadgets and kit, parts of kit and the like. Whilst Etsy, Folksy et al seem to have been taken over by the knitters and the stitchers, this site is entirely for the gadget lover and the geek.
A whole host of things are being sold there currently - everything from a DIY mini Stylophone kit through to a robot that plays Angry Birds on an iPad. Yes, you did read that right.
And if you have ideas of your own that you would just love someone to be able to make for you, you can post that over in their Wanted section - ideas that caught our eye included someone who wants "Something I can stick on the washing machine that will text me when it's done doing its thing" and an "Automatic dog ball launcher, with basket to drop ball in and long range launching mechanism." Interested now? We thought so...
Whether tINDIE becomes a marketplace monster remains to be seen, but for now, its’ quirkiness. uniqueness and downright geekiness ought to be supported.
Mi-IDEA Manchester Networking Event
27th Sep 2016
The teams from CISCO and Manchester Science Partnerships have teamed up to create Mi-IDEA, a post-accelerator designed to foster and nurture digital innovation in the North West of England.