open hardware

open source why
One of my favorite quotes is "We are what we celebrate." Dean Kamen, founder of FIRST Robotics, says this and it comes up on an almost daily basis one way or another in my work in open source hardware and education. One of the challenges of getting more young people into engineering and computer... Read more
0 comments Posted 28 Jan 2014 by Limor Fried Feed
If you're looking around for 3D printers that are both inexpensive and open source friendly, the Printrbot Simple Kit will probably catch your attention. This Kit sells for close to $300, and for our team required a full-day of DIY assembly, though skilled makers might be able to put it together in... Read more
5 comments Posted 22 Jan 2014 by Luis Ibanez Feed
open hardware and eletronics for kids
Kids are quick learners and have great imaginations. When pursuing an electronic or hardware project with a kid, the most important thing to keep in mind is: keep things playful. As long as their hands are in gunk and they are taking things apart, or there's the possibility of blowing something up... Read more
3 comments Posted 16 Jan 2014 by Dave Neary (Red Hat) Feed
share your code
Last year, Lauren Egts designed and programmed a game (The Great Guinea Pig Escape) using a youth-focused programming language called Scratch. She presented it at the 2013 Cleveland Mini Maker Faire where it caught the eye of Element14's David Hamblin. He was impressed, and in June, Opensource.com ... Read more
0 comments Posted 13 Jan 2014 by The Dave and Gunnar Show (Red Hat) Feed
open source and the maker movement
This month marks nine years since O'Reilly Media launched Make magazine, which was the first time many who had already been "makers" for some time started using that term. A year later, Maker Faire launched as a place for them to share their creations. Last year 100 Maker Faires were held in on... Read more
3 comments Posted 7 Jan 2014 by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) Feed
open source news and highlights
Open source news for your reading pleasure. December 30-January 3, 2014 This week's edition of our open source news roundup features some New Year's-related tidbits to start your year off right. Here's what we found:
0 comments Posted 3 Jan 2014 by Ginny Skalski (Red Hat) Feed
Open source vehicles
Open hardware is gaining speed. The appetite for open source vehicles is growing. And while we may not have flying cars yet, we do have Tabby—an open source car design released by Open Source Vehicle this October. Want to swap out an internal combustible engine for an eco-friendly electric? Tabby... Read more
0 comments Posted 20 Dec 2013 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed
open innovation in gaming
When the hacker-friendly game console, the OUYA, was pitched as a kickstarter project in July of 2012 their tagline was "Cracking open the last closed platform." The Android-based console raised a staggering $8.6 million during its one month campaign and sparked a flurry of interest in indy game... Read more
0 comments Posted 19 Nov 2013 by Remy DeCausemaker Feed
The ultimate open source gift guide for 2013
Our 2013 open source holiday gift giveaway ended on December 11. Read the official rules for more details. You could win some of the gifts from this guide, and the grand prize winner will receive a Lulzbot TAZ 2 3D printer! View the complete list of prizes. We've searched the Internet and... Read more
9 comments Posted 18 Nov 2013 by Opensource.com (Red Hat) Feed
open hardware for education with littleBits
Littlebits is disrupting the open hardware space. It's "an open source library of electronic modules that snap together with magnets for prototyping, learning, and fun." The company is the invention of Ayah Bdeir, an MIT graduate and TED senior fellow, and was founded in September 2011. This is the... Read more
1 comment Posted 15 Nov 2013 by Carolyn Fox Feed

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