With the rise of distributed manufacturing with 3D printing, the number of hardware designs released under free licenses is growing exponentially. These designs—ranging from Android phone accessories to prosthetic arms—can have an enormous value for those that want them.
If you're interested in open hardware, this one has been hard to miss: this week, the Raspberry Pi Foundation announced the release of the Raspberry Pi 2. This tiny open hardware project has grown so large that its new releases are now making headlines in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal,... Read more
Today there is no shortage of thoughtfully designed wearable devices promising to improve our health and quality of life, but amidst the ongoing technological deluge—do you think the future will be wearable or anti-wearable?
Welcome to the Opensource.com Top 5! Every week I bring you the best of what we've published this week. It's always five articles, about five most interesting open source stories from around the globe.
An open hardware computer is a computer for which all the specifications for manufacturing the computer are provided, not just the source for the software that runs on it. Co-founder of BeagleBoard.org Jason Kridner talks about the year of open hardware and their very successful open hardware... Read more
It has never been a better time to understand the components that fit together to make the hardware we use work. To do that, lets look at some of the top open hardware projects of 2014.
Opensource.com covers open education in 2014. In this article, find a summary of the topics covered this year as well as the 10 most read articles.
In this week's edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look at the the security of commercial open source, Google's surprise launch of ODF support, Uganda adopting free and open source software, and more! Week of December 22 - 27, 2014.
In this recap, we look back at some of the biggest events in the open hardware community in 2014, including some highlights of the work of makers in 3D printing, Raspberry Pi, Arduino, and more.
A team of National Geographic Explorers set out to the Okavango Delta in the African wilderness to measure water quality, wildlife sightings, and more using open hardware and the Raspberry Pi as well as open source software. They created a portal to share data openly, preserving a piece of African... Read more