LittleBits Electronics wants to build your custom synth module for their modular building system.
LittleBits already makes the Korg Synth Kit, a modular building kit that lets you snap together a basic modular synth, and a wide variety of other modules.
Now, they’ve announced The BitLab – a marketplace for user-generated hardware. You design a module, people vote for the most interesting modules, and the most interesting modules will get built.
Here’s how it works:
- Submit a module idea – Upload your ideas. Include a working prototype, schematics, videos and pictures.
- Gather votes – You’ll need 1,000 votes to move to the next stage.
- LittleBits will review your idea – littleBits will review your submission and determine production feasibility.
- littleBits sells, you get paid – if the new module is feasible, littleBits will manufacture it, credit you and pay you a portion of the sales.
A Hardware Development Kit is also available. In the video below, littleBits founder and CEO Ayah Bdeir discusses the new Development Kit and the BitLab:
See the littleBits bitLab for details.