SHAHANI: Before starting a company, Anderson started DIYDrones.com. It wasn’t a blog. It was a social network for anyone to share tips on how to DIY – do it yourself. Today, the business 3D Robotics takes blueprints from DIY’s 40,000 users, and then goes traditional: get the drones made for cheap in Mexico and sell them back to the same user base.
Anderson says through the open source brain trust, you can move quicker than bigger shops.