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Belief in a more collaborative process. Perseverence to make things better. Shared knowledge and access for all. These are the things that come to mind when I think about the work the e-NABLE community is doing. Though they're on a trajectory without a clear future, their vision is crystal. To... Read more
0 comments Posted 25 Mar 2014 by Jen Wike (Red Hat) Feed
open source music
JR wrote to us to share his open hardware project: pedalSHIELD. It's a great example of open hardware + open source software + open instructions and tutorials. Share your story with Opensource.com. There are a good number of nice programmable DIY guitar pedals out there. So, the pedalSHIELD is... Read more
1 comment Posted 24 Mar 2014 by JR Feed
tinycircuit for tracking your cata
Need a technology podcast to add to your queue? Check out Dave and Gunnar's show at dgshow.org. Dave is the Chief Technologist for Red Hat's US Public Sector group and a self-described drum playing, motorcycle riding computer geek, husband, dad, and catechist. Gunnar is the Chief Strategist for Red... Read more
3 comments Posted 21 Mar 2014 by The Dave and Gunnar Show (Red Hat) Feed
Raspberry Pi
Having recently co-authored a book about building things with the Raspberry Pi (Raspberry Pi Hacks), I've spent a lot of the last couple of years talking about this credit-card-sized Linux computer and seeing fun things people have used it for. Originally designed for education, the Raspberry Pi... Read more
7 comments Posted 20 Mar 2014 by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) Feed
Open Hardware Week
Your friends are going on about Arduino, you know that Raspberry Pi isn't actually a baked good filled with fruit, and you've been following along with Open Hardware Week. But where do you start? How do you teach yourself the basics? Here are some great starter projects for beginners, ranging from... Read more
4 comments Posted 20 Mar 2014 by Michael Harrison (Red Hat) Feed
open hardware
Chris Clark is the IT director at SparkFun Electronics in Boulder, Colorado. He talked with Opensource.com community manager Jason Hibbets, late last year during the All Things Open conference about open hardware. He answers a lot of awesome questions about open hardware, where it's going and where... Read more
1 comment Posted 19 Mar 2014 by Opensource.com (Red Hat) Feed
open hardware devices
Earlier this year, I shared my story about open source designs and my 3D printed prosthetic hand to a room of 4,600+ at Intel’s Annual International Sales Conference in Las Vegas. I joined Jon Schull on stage, the founder of e-NABLE, an online group dedicated to open source 3D printable assistive... Read more
2 comments Posted 18 Mar 2014 by Peregrine Hawthorn Feed
Beagle Bone Black
Jason Kridner is the co-founder of BeagleBoard.org, where he has helped create open source development tools such as BeagleBone Black, BeagleBone, BeagleBoard, and BeagleBoard-xM. Kridner is also a software architecture manager for embedded processors at Texas Instruments (TI).
1 comment Posted 18 Mar 2014 by Jen Wike (Red Hat) Feed
open up book review
Following up on the recent review of the Maker's Manifesto, I ran across the book Makers: The New Industrial Revolution by Chris Anderson. Anderson is a former Editor in Chief of Wired and no stranger to the economic paradoxes of peer-production and open source. He has written about both in... Read more
3 comments Posted 17 Mar 2014 by Luis Ibanez Feed
osvehicle assembly
When you think about automobile assembly, usually it's giant factories, robotic arms, and showers of sparks from welding machines that come to mind. But Carlo De Micheli describes his first experience at the OSVehicle project, when three of their Tabby prototype cars were put together by hand... Read more
0 comments Posted 17 Mar 2014 by Michael Harrison (Red Hat) Feed

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