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Opensource.com 3D printed coin
The Opensource.com team gathered in one of the large conference rooms at Red Hat tower in Raleigh on March 21 to make an open hardware day of it.
4 comments Posted 28 Mar 2014 by Jen Wike (Red Hat) Feed
Flying with open source
This past Friday, we celebrated our Open Hardware Week here at Opensource.com with a staff open hardware workshop. Among the many fun things ranging from 3D printing to tinkering with Arduino boards and related electronics, I brought in a tiny remote control quadcopter which got back in December.... Read more
3 comments Posted 27 Mar 2014 by Jason Baker (Red Hat) Feed
A form of poetry in India called Vachana sahitya is part of the popular Indian language, Kannada. It evolved in the 11th century and flourished in the 12th as part of the religious Lingayatha movement. Since that time, more than 259 Vachana writers, called Vachanakaru, have compiled over 11,000... Read more
0 comments Posted 27 Mar 2014 by Subhashish Panigrahi Feed
Arduino open electronics
"When you go to a store and buy an electronic gizmo, does it ever occur to you that you could make one yourself? Or even that it would be FUN to make one yourself?" This is how John Baichtal's Arduino for Beginners: Essential Skills Every Maker Needs begins, and that same curiosity and ingenuity... Read more
3 comments Posted 26 Mar 2014 by Michael Harrison (Red Hat) Feed
open electronics littleBits
littleBits makes electronic modules that snap together with magnets—no soldering, wiring or programming required. We believe in the power of open innovation—our designs are publicly available so that anyone can see and use them, and we foster a community of contributors who experiment, share online... Read more
1 comment Posted 26 Mar 2014 by littleBits Feed
Lulzbot 3D printer cluster
The best way to explain 3D printing to someone is to show them. But since Jeff Moe can’t carry around one of his Lulzbot 3D printers, he has taken to packing 3D-printed parts in his pocket so that he can show them off when he runs into people who aren't familiar with the concept. "A lot of time... Read more
3 comments Posted 25 Mar 2014 by Ginny Skalski (Red Hat) Feed
belief
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

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