I recently got a Google Glass device through the Explorer Program.
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
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.
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
"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
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
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
Are you new to Arduino? Open hardware like the Arduino Starter Pack from Adafruit is a great way to start tinkering with this small computer board. It is the ideal kit for beginners to open hardware or anyone looking to start a project using the Arduino microcontroller. To start, you need a... Read more
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
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