Five of the most-read open source hardware articles on Opensource.com in 2015

Best of Opensource.com: Hardware

Posted 01 Jan 2016 by 

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Hardware projects and the culture of makers in tech continued to grow by leaps and bounds in 2015. At Opensource.com, we published numerous articles about how to build, rig up, and connect something. We also covered new open source hardware that made its debut during the year.

Learn about some of the best of these articles in our round up of five of the most-read open source hardware articles on Opensource.com in 2015, plus a few bonus favorites.

Top hardware articles of the year

1. Raspberry Pi Zero: a $5 computer

Issue 40 of the official Raspberry Pi magazine, The MagPi, came with a free computer stuck to the cover.

2. Should I get an Arduino or a Raspberry Pi?

The most frequent question open hardware guru and author of Raspberry Pi Hacks, Ruth Suehle, gets asked is: Should I get an Arduino or a Raspberry Pi?

3. Create your own musical light show with Raspberry Pi

Frequent how-to writer for Opensource.com, Anderson Silva shows us how to use a Raspberry Pi and LightshowPi to create a musical light show.

4. Getting started with Minecraft Pi

The free Raspberry Pi version of game is based on Minecraft Pocket Edition for Android, and a Python API is provided. It's bundled with Raspbian, the Pi's main supported distribution, and it's being used to teach programming skills to young people around the world.

5.  Experimenting with Docker on a Raspberry Pi

Opensource.com staff editor Jason Baker takes a look at running a Node.js application in Docker on the Raspberry Pi.

Bonus favorites

Best of Opensource.com 2015

This article is part of our end of year collection of the best articles from Opensource.com in 2015. See our collection of Best of Opensource.com articles for previous years.

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bmaynard

I sense a pattern here. I just can't put my finger on it (J/K). I see devices like the PI and other types of SoC to come in waves the next few years. Keep costs down and still be able to do wondrous things.

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