open source hardware

SparkFun collage of red parts
The community is stepping up and getting involved, discussing various topics such as hardware projects and whether they actually qualify as open source hardware, as well as planning a meetup to work on improving the development of open source CAD programs. There is also great movement from the... Read more
0 comments Posted 23 Apr 2015 by Toni Klopfenstein Feed
Open hardware words in neon
Open source hardware significantly shortens the gap between the concepts of “project” and “product,” and in conjunction with the boom in Additive Manufacturing, is creating fertile ground for growth in the small-business world.
0 comments Posted 11 Feb 2015 by Rich Thomas Feed
OpenMotics is an open source home automation hardware and software system that offers features like switching lights and outputs, multi-zone heating and cooling, power measurements, and automated actions. The system encompasses both open source software and hardware. For interoperability with other... Read more
0 comments Posted 8 Dec 2014 by Frederick Ryckbosch Feed
open hardware
Chris Clark is the IT director at SparkFun Electronics in Boulder, Colorado. He talked with Opensource.com community manager Jason Hibbets, late last year during the All Things Open conference about open hardware. He answers a lot of awesome questions about open hardware, where it's going and where... Read more
1 comment Posted 19 Mar 2014 by Opensource.com (Red Hat) Feed
open hardware devices
Earlier this year, I shared my story about open source designs and my 3D printed prosthetic hand to a room of 4,600+ at Intel’s Annual International Sales Conference in Las Vegas. I joined Jon Schull on stage, the founder of e-NABLE, an online group dedicated to open source 3D printable assistive... Read more
2 comments Posted 18 Mar 2014 by Peregrine Hawthorn Feed
Getting involved with open source in 2014
For open source projects to survive and thrive, it takes all sorts of different people contributing in various ways. We hope you are already participating in the open source community, but if you’re not, 2014 is going to be a great year to start! Already an open source convert? Why not consider... Read more
6 comments Posted 1 Jan 2014 by Jason Baker (Red Hat) Feed
open source music
Sam Beck is the guy behind Blueshift, an open source sustainable eletronics business that is all about building cool stuff. Helium speakers are the company's first product to market and will be the world's the first supercapacitor-powered portable speakers. Not to mention the design files are open... Read more
7 comments Posted 9 Dec 2013 by Jen Wike Huger (Red Hat) Feed
makey makey from SparkFun Electronics
Download the free All Things Open interview series eBook I see SparkFun Electronics mentioned often in my social media stream, so I jumped at the chance to interview Chris Clark, the company's Director of Information Technology. From their website: SparkFun is an online retail store that sells... Read more
0 comments Posted 18 Sep 2013 by Phil Shapiro Feed
open source hardware trademark
On April 19th the United States Patent and Trademark Office finally rejected an application for the trademark open source hardware. The grounds for the rejection were that the term was "merely descriptive." Trademarks are intended to identify a specific source of goods or services, protecting that... Read more
2 comments Posted 16 May 2013 by Rowan Wilson Feed
open wires
The Open Source Hardware Documentation Jam will be held on April 26-28 in New York. We always thought the power of open source hardware lies in the ability to build upon others’ work and, when it comes to hardware, good documentation is the key to making this happen.
0 comments Posted 27 Mar 2013 by Simone Cicero Feed

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