The future looks bright for CustomCTRL

It’s Mostly Cloudy in Washington, DC today, but the forecast for Daniel Kleinman, the Washington, DC native, today got much brighter, as his project CustomCTRL hit the headlines of Washington Post‘s Business section.

Danny Kleinman does not fit the stereotypical persona of a hacker. He appears to shower often. He does not live in his basement. He has a girlfriend. Governments are not, to his knowledge, looking for him.

writes in his article Michael S. Rosenwald. He further goes to look into the “makers” movement in US and around the World which seems to be gaining momentum in the resent years with the rise of open hardware and open-source software.

“Policymakers and economists always assumed that consumers just consumed and that they don’t innovate,” said Eric von Hippel, who studies technological innovation and makers at MIT’s business school. “What’s clearly happening now is that all of a sudden it’s easier for us to make exactly what we want.”

CustomCTRL has already secured close to $20,000 from 150 backers on Kickstarter, with 16 days to go and $33,000 goal for initial product launch.

Read the rest of the story “Tech mogul? Nope. Any old hack will do.” in Washington Post.


About Ruslan Ulanov 103 Articles
Ruslan Ulanov is a software engineer by day and Smart Home hacker by night. He got fascinated by potential of home automation over a decade ago, when it was available to select few. Over the years experimented with smart products using different technologies from X10 to Insteon to ZigBee. Actively supports new smart home developments on Kickstarter and Indiegogo.

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