Open Hardware Week kicks off March 17 | Opensource.com
Open Hardware Week kicks off March 17
Complete list of Open Hardware Week articles
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- Makers are the new industrial revolution
- Crew assembles three open source vehicles over lunch
- The past year for Joomla! Framework
- The easiest way to turn your app idea into an appliance
- A 3D printed hand brings the crowd to their feet
- Ellie the robot is ready to compete
- Has open hardware finally made its big splash?
- Try your hand at these open hardware projects for beginners
- 7 favorite Raspberry Pi projects
- TinyCircuits for big projects with small open hardware needs
- pedalSHIELD designed using the open source tool KiCad
- Testing and tinkering with the Arduino Starter Pack
- Small group of makers transforms a big idea into a community of users
- Going to the extreme to make 3D printers open source
- Six open electronics littleBits community projects
- Book of fun and easy electronics projects
- Open source hardware takes flight
There has been a steady stream of open hardware stories in the news over the past year, but lately that stream has become an ocean. This is truly an exciting time for makers and consumers.
Raspberry Pi and Arduino boards are sold for reasonable prices, allowing almost anyone with a project and plan to make the things they may have only daydreamed about before in an afternoon. Hackerspaces, where kids and adults collaborate on hardware projects, have found a place in small towns and large cities alike across the globe. And, 3D printing is changing lives—like that of Shea Stollenwerk who was born without fingers but has brand new, bright pink ones now!
Photo by Frankie Flood
In a recent article, The Cornerstones of the Hardware Revolution, reporter Liam Boogar notes:
The "Hardware Revolution," the idea that, like the software revolution 10 years ago, the cost of building a hardware company will approach zero, is well on its way.
Open hardware news from around the web
- The Cornerstones of the Hardware Revolution
- Shea's New Hand
- Mozilla's next Firefox OS phones will run on hardware costing just $25
- Hobbyists Improves Open Source Designs of Affordable 3D Printed Prosthetics
- 4 ways the Open Compute Project will impact hardware design(included in our January 31 weekly news wrap-up)
Past articles on Opensource.com
- Got questions on open hardware? Ask this engineer
- Four projects for parents to teach their kids about open hardware and electronics
- Open source hardware holds the same promise as software (an interview with Chris Clark of SparkFun)
Image from SparkFun Electronics
Other great open hardware events that happened in 2014:
- Power to the User: LulzBot Holds Hackerspace Giveaway (enter starting March 1)
- Hardware Freedom Day (celebrate on March 15)
- The best open hardware conferences of 2014 (from our January 3 weekly news wrap-up)