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Which gadget are you most likely to give for the holidays?

Gift Giveaway poll

It's getting really close to the holidays. Hopefully you've seen our gift guide and giveaway, and we'd love to know which gadgets you're most excited about. » Read more

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2012 open source gift giveaway

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Attention open source community: Opensource.com is giving away ten awesome open source gadgets!

To go along with our 2012 open source gift guide, we're giving away several of the items on our list. Two weeks from now, we'll be drawing names of ten lucky opensource.com community members to receive one of these prizes: » Read more

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Hershey Kisses, a pumpkin, and MaKey MaKey create an open source Halloween

MaKey MaKey pumpkin

We've been anxiously awaiting our chance to mess with a MaKey MaKey after we wrote this post, and we finally got our hands on one just in time for Halloween. MaKey MaKey's are based off Arduino, and you plug them into your computer with a USB cord. Basically you can alligator clip anything that conducts electricity and to make anything into a key. » Read more

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Make anything into a key with Makey Makey invention kit

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Piano stairs? Water bucket Dance Dance Revolution? Play-Doh Super Mario Brothers! Makey Makey is an invention kit that connects to your computer and uses a special board to turn everyday items into keys. It tricks your computer into thinking that almost anything (that even slightly conducts electricty) is a keyboard. As you can see in this video, the world is your oyster-key-input. » Read more

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