Suprmasv is just starting out but shows a ton of promise. While it's not solely focused on electronics, you can see that the majority of the projects shown are electronics based. I suspect, as the userbase grows, you'll see more and more electronics here.
Supermasv has two different systems in action. The first is project hosting that allows you to show off your project, or list detailed instructions on how to recreate it. There is also a "Donate" button that allows people to support your project if they wish to do so. Each project also has a blog that you can follow so you can keep up with the development if you wish.
The second system is a "bounty" system where people can post a project or problem that they need completed, along with a set amount of money that they're offering for its completion.
We asked Suprmasv founder Elias Ladopoulos a few questions:
Why did you build Supermasv?
There were a few reasons.
a) We knew there is a common ideological thread that binds all hackers, yet saw no "home" for them, so to speak -- somewhere the users could be defined by their projects, and not by their job titles (e.g., LinkedIn).
b) We realized there was no obvious platform that allowed these hackers to reach and support a community of followers, and gave them the tools to become successful.
c) We believe that the traditional models of employment don't "fit" this hacker class. So we sought out to build a platform to allow hackers to become free agents, to monetize their work, in a way that wasn't just another web store for selling "stuff", and instead focuses on support, mentorship, and collaboration.
What features of Supermasv make it stand out?
As the name implies, we are inclusive of all genres in the hacker world, and are focused on building a massive alternative ecosystem that will connect hackers around the world. We have some unique things that we aren't ready to release yet, but there are some game-changing features coming soon related to this vision.
You guys have basically just opened your doors. What kind of projects have you attracted?
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