What to do if you are neither a hardware- nor a software expert and want to contribute in effords of openess neverseless? A short overview about what I have done so far, shown on 3 exaples: The Mooltipass, a offline password save. The Pandora/Pyra, a mini handheld, full Linux PC and its successor. Senoko, the Novena battery board. From "just" crowdfunding to producing, why it's worth to go through all the ups and downs and encourage others to do the same.