Back in March, we did a piece explaining that the Uber model is really applicable anywhere - in that case, Kobratek was all about building a sharing economy system, allowing anybody who wants to get a physical product done, to gain access to handymen and skills able to create said product.
Since then, Kobratek has managed to create a small but sturdy flow of products being created and delivered to clients, so much so that the need for a community of "kobratekkers" emerged. The Makerboards aims to be one central hub for makers to virtually meet, discuss, learn, build and share with each other. The platform is still in its infancy, but the we got to talk with its founder, who plans to have a "members' projects" section for individuals to document their progress building various products, with the community and also receive feedback on their creations.
It is interesting to see that successful projects are spawning different areas of growth at lightning speed, and that the sharing economy is becoming the epitome of the past years in area of startups. Will we be able to actually make other people part of every bit of our lives? The judges are out to decide.