It’s no secret that Portland loves its crowdfunding campaigns. We love it so much, we even build platforms for facilitating it. And those platforms wind up hosting any number of interesting projects. Like the campaign currently running on Portland based Crowd Supply, The Essential Guide to Electronics in Shenzhen.
I started visiting the Shenzhen electronic markets about 10 years ago. There, I learned about supply chains and how to mass-produce hardware. Over the years, I’ve blogged about my experiences in Shenzhen: ‘MLTalk with Joi Ito, Nadya Peek and Me’ and ‘Products over Patents’, and given tours of the markets to parties ranging from graduate students at the MIT Media Lab, to VCs and executives.
Interesting, right? Well, here’s something even more interesting: Edward Snowden likes the concept.
If you're a hardware hacker or maker, this might be the coolest reference book of the year. https://t.co/4NPpTHpJhC pic.twitter.com/Um9ok1CBpn
— Edward Snowden (@Snowden) February 4, 2016
If you’re interested in learning more or backing the project, visit The Essential Guide to Electronics in Shenzhen on Crowd Supply.