In Michigan Tech's open source 3D printing course, students build their own 3D printers and use them to complete various class projects. The entire course—from hardware, software, firmware, and course materials—is free and open source.
The Adafruit PN532 controller shield helps read and write to RFID tags. It attaches to an Arduino board that provides the programming logic for reading or writing data. In this article, we'll take a quick look at how much fun one you can really have with an RFID reader-writer and a few RFID tags.
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With Arduino Day 2015 just around the corner, I've rounded up some of my favorite Arduino projects, tools, and articles to get you excited and inspired. So whether you're celebrating at one of the many community events or digging in to a project on your own, happy tinkering!
In this week's edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look at the 30th anniversary of the GNU Manifesto; Google Code shutting down; a new open source, voice-activated digital assistant; and more. Open source news roundup for March 14 - 20, 2015.
Once a year, like clockwork, March 14 rolls around and people around the globe celebrate Pi Day. Unlike many other holidays, Pi Day doesn't have specific rules for how to celebrate. In the past, I've joined friends for a 3.14(ish) mile Pi Day run, visited a science museum (which included a pi... Read more
Over the past few years we’ve seen an explosion of “open” models, which emerged as a result of several different factors. The general motivation behind this movement includes the ability for the free sharing of resources and tools in an effort to promote economic efficiency by improving access to a... Read more
SparkFun founder and CEO Nathan Seidle talks about what drives his company's open hardware model and offers advice for starting an open hardware company.
The Hummingbird Robotics Kit is $145 and includes an Arduino board that interfaces for LEDs, sensors, servo motors, and more. The kit can be controlled by the SNAP! or Scratch programming languages, and is supported on Linux (as well as Windows and Mac). Learners from ages 10 to 110 are invited to... Read more
Your open hardware project is complete, now it's time to determine if you need to license your work and if so, what options are available to you.