I had a little brain storm yesterday about Bildr and the feel I wanted it to give off/ what it is I wanted to do. As per Allan Cooper <– And his great book, I tried to completely stay away from features, and think of what I want from it, and how I imagined people using it.
Then last night, I was trying to explain it to Mary when I stumbled. I explained how I didnt want it to be an other instructables. I want how-to articles that are step-by-step, but nothing that makes anything in the end. Then after a minute, I figured out what it is I want to make happen. Modular Ho-Tos.
The Idea is this. On other sites, you can see step-by-step directions on how to make… Say a bike powered head light. So it takes you along and shows you how to make the bike generator, and an LED array to go with it. On Bildr, you can learn this, but the articles will be separate. One on how to make a generator. An other on how to make an LED array. But someone could come along, and take the generator article and make it power a horn. Or use batteries and make the headlight. The modularity of the site means less articles to make more things. And with the site being open for free editing. You dont have 20 so so articles about making the same thing. You get one really well done one.
Because this is the new incarnation of RISDpedia, it will be supported by an incredible materials library. Only this time, it will focus much more physical computing, software, and other fun things. So your making an accelerator controlled car, and it says to use a ADXL202JE. You can click on this part. Find out all about it, interfacing with it, where to buy it, potential problems etc…