open hardware

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.
2 comments Posted 31 Mar 2015 by Joshua Pearce Feed
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.
2 comments Posted 28 Mar 2015 by Luis Ibanez Feed
Top 5 articles of the week, green stars
Best articles from the week, March 23 - 27, 2015. Watch the YouTube video and subscribe to Open Source Way channel.
1 comment Posted 27 Mar 2015 by Jen Wike Huger (Red Hat) Feed
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!
3 comments Posted 27 Mar 2015 by Alex Sanchez (Red Hat) Feed
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.
0 comments Posted 20 Mar 2015 by Joshua Allen Holm Feed
Raspberry Pi beside a quarter, special
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
2 comments Posted 14 Mar 2015 by Rikki Endsley (Red Hat) Feed
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
2 comments Posted 12 Mar 2015 by Hal Gottfried Feed
SparkFun collage of red parts
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.
0 comments Posted 26 Feb 2015 by Chris McGrady Feed
Open hardware words in neon
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
2 comments Posted 24 Feb 2015 by Don Watkins Feed
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.
0 comments Posted 19 Feb 2015 by Hal Gottfried Feed

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