Open Hardware series runs from May 18 - 22, 2015

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Everyday next week, Opensource.com will publish a new article on the topic of open hardware. It's part of our Open Hardware series that runs from May 18 - 22. Some of the questions we'll answer are:

  • Should I get a Raspberry Pi or an Arduino?
  • What are the best tools for makers and tinkerers?
  • What is the business model for open hardware and can be successful?
  • And more...

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Dragon Snake 3D printed object

Original photo by Jen Wike Huger. CC BY-SA 4.0.

Opensource.com Staff Open Hardware Day

On May 6, we got together in a sunlit room on the 10th floor of Red Hat Tower to play with open hardware. We had a few laptops, an Arduino, and most of the materials to make a light-up backpack. We had the wrong size needle for the conductive thread—it's thick! Plus, a LulzBot 3D printer was on display; we oogled over a collection of items with it. So, we'll share more about that next week. Stay tuned!

About the author

Jen Wike Huger - Jen Wike Huger is the Community Manager for Opensource.com. Catch her at the next open source virtual event, or ping her on Twitter. She lives in Raleigh with her husband and daughters, June and Jewel.