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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
Open source music
My friend Mary, a folk singer, stopped by to visit spontaneously this evening. "What are you up to?" she inquired. "I'm recording a music video for a new folk song," I explained. "The Firefox Phone was announced last week, so I need to compose a song about it."
2 comments Posted 14 Mar 2014 by Phil Shapiro Feed
open source gaming
If you're at all interested in open source and video games, you've no doubt noticed that the two don't meet nearly as often as we'd like. But we saw Steam finally come to Linux last year. We have Ouya. We have more and more great Linux games appearing, and Linux gamers always give the Humble... Read more
0 comments Posted 13 Mar 2014 by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) Feed
coding open source projects
What's new for Google's Summer of Code (GSoC) internship program this year? For one, GSoC accepted 190 mentoring organizations, which is more than any other year. The very first GSoC program began in the summer of 2005, so this year also marks another milestone—they're 10th year anniversary.
0 comments Posted 10 Mar 2014 by Jen Wike (Red Hat) Feed

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