If you’ve ever been to a Tindie meetup or attended the Hackaday Superconference, odds are you’ve met our Product Manager, Jasmine Brackett. Jasmine sat down with Andrew Gregory from HackSpace magazine to talk about what it means to be a Tindarian, and how this marketplace is changing the way we think about selling and scaling maker products.
The full interview is featured in the March 2019 print edition of the magazine, but you can download a digital copy here. The interview reveals some excellent products, and offers advice for makers on how they can utilize this marketplace to test and grow their ideas. Let’s dive in and check it out.
Getting to Know Tindie
Our fellow Tindarians know the power of this marketplace for makers. Jasmine explains in the interview: “It’s for people who know what they’ve got, know how much it cost them to make, and how much they’d like to get for it.”
Some sellers want others to enjoy the extra hardware they end up with when completing a project and sell the remainder as kits on Tindie. Others start small businesses that appeal to makers. One question that came up in the interview was how Tindie fits into Kickstarter and Indiegogo campaigns.
In some cases, people use their store to test the market before they commit to a crowdfunding campaign. In other cases, their store becomes a hub for the product they successfully funded on these other platforms.
Ultimately, the success of Tindie boils down to our incredible community across the marketplace and Hackaday.io. As Product Manager, Jasmine makes sure everything is running smoothly on a daily basis and that Tindie grows through outreach and marketing. She also assists with customer service as needed and addresses any issues as they arise.
Fellow Tindarians featured in Hackspace Magazine
Tindie products crop up in most editions of Hackspace Magazine. You can learn more about the creators in the ‘Meet the Maker’ interviews. Click the images below to read the articles.
Jason Hotchkiss (Sixty Four Pixels) synth and MIDI kit maker, and longtime Tindarian.
March’s edition of Hackspace Magazine also has an in-depth review of the highly popular Digirule2 – The 8-bit Programmable Binary Ruler (P126), and a round-up of environmental sensors for the backyard scientist that includes the MightyOhm Geiger Counter Kit (P114).
A massive thank you to both our community and our fellow Tindarians for making Tindie such an incredible place to buy and sell products directly from makers. Make sure you check out the March 2019 issue of HackSpace magazine to read the full Tindie interview and all the other exciting projects and tutorials!