open hardware

Spark is a company inspired by Zach Supalla's deaf father. "My dad has lights in his house that flash when someone rings the doorbell. I wanted to make lights that would flash when my mom texted him, so they could stay in better touch," explains Zach.
0 comments Posted 7 Jul 2014 by Jen Wike Huger (Red Hat) Feed
A couple of years ago, I needed an oscilloscope for a fun electronics project I was working on: a 500W Tesla coil. I'd already spent quite a bit of money importing a kit of parts for the project from the United States, so the budget for the scope was pretty tight.
2 comments Posted 10 Jun 2014 by Bryn M. Reeves (Red Hat) Feed
Law and open source
Drafting and using open licenses for data and hardware presents both familiar old challenges (like license proliferation) and new challenges (like less developed legal frameworks and different production models). About thirty people working in these areas recently gathered (under the umbrella of... Read more
2 comments Posted 19 May 2014 by Luis Villa Feed
open source tools for Project Tango
Google's Project Tango is a platform for Android phones and tablets designed to track the full 3-dimensional motion of the device as you hold it, while simultaneously creating a map of the environment around it. The devices track themselves with an Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) and collect 3D... Read more
0 comments Posted 23 Apr 2014 by Luis Ibanez Feed
The small town of Bethlehem, New York purchased a 3D printer and started teaching classes at its public library recently—jumpstarting the community's knowledge of advanced manufacturing and building upon a new way of doing things in a world where physical bookstores are dissappearing. It's true.... Read more
2 comments Posted 17 Apr 2014 by Luis Ibanez Feed
open innovation
I recently got a Google Glass device through the Explorer Program.
2 comments Posted 31 Mar 2014 by Luis Ibanez Feed
open hardware class
Most people think of their interactions with computer systems to occur via a keyboard, mouse, or touchscreen. However, humans evolved to interact with thier environment and each other in much more intricate ways. Bridging the gap between the computational systems of the digital world and the... Read more
2 comments Posted 28 Mar 2014 by Jonathan Muckell Feed
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 Huger (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
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 Feed

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