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Maker Pro by Mike Hord, Adam Wolf, David Gauntlett, Joe Meno, Rob Klingberg, Susan Solarz, Michael Krumpus, Alex Dyba, Tito Jankowski, Eri Gentry, Jimmy DiResta, Mitch Altman, Sophi Kravitz, Andrew 'bunnie' Huang, Wendy Jehanara Tremayne, John Baichtal

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Chapter 2. Interview: Tindie’s Emile Petrone

Adam Wolf: You created Tindie, a marketplace for “indie electronics.” It’s often described as Etsy for Makers. How would you describe it?

Emile Petrone: The way that we describe Tindie is a marketplace for the things you love. Basically, it started off as a site for my personal hobbies—DIY electronics, Arduino, and all that fun stuff, and I couldn’t find a good marketplace for what I was interested in. It started out purely for my personal hobbies, turned into a hobby of itself, and obviously then a business. But, the way we look at it is basically just a marketplace for whatever you love. Whether that’s Raspberry Pi, Arduino, robots, Daft Punk, or who knows what—we’re fine with ...

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