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David Mellis

David Mellis
PhD Student, MIT Media Lab

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David A. Mellis is a PhD student at the MIT Media Lab and a co-founder of the Arduino electronics prototyping platform. His research explores ways to support people in making electronic devices for use in their daily lives, using microcontrollers, digital fabrication, and programming. David is on the board of the Open-Source Hardware Association.


Location: C260
David Mellis (MIT Media Lab)
When electronic devices are designed for production using digital fabrication, they can be easily shared, reproduced, modified, and evolved. This talk discusses lessons from my work designing radios, speaker, computer mice, and cellphones; open sourcing their designs; and working with others to make and modify them. This approach allows for scaleable alternatives to high-capital mass production. Read more.