Penguicon is more than your typical tech conference. For the past 13 years, Penguicon has been a community event; all 500+ hours of programming is done in the community, by the community. And it's not just for those who are heavily involved in tech, Penguicon is a mashup of a variety of nerd... Read more
In the same way open source has spawned millions of careers and thousands of companies, imagine the opportunity with openness applied to products. It could potentially jumpstart a revolution in how we conceptualize, build, and share things and how we experiment and innovate to push the boundaries... Read more
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.
Hello, open gaming fans! In this week's edition, we take a look at the GCW-ZERO handheld console, first anti-cheat open hardware device, and more. Open gaming roundup: January 8 - 14, 2015
Robots for Good is a project with roots in 3D printing, open source, and education. In this interview with Richard Hulskes, co-founder of Wevolver, he tells me what Wevolver is up to at the moment, which includes collaborating with the e-NABLE project, a group of makers creating open design files... Read more
On the surface, it's an event where you swing your arms around to interact with a huge projection screen (this year, players waved light-up batons to interact with the wall of computer-generated graphics). At a deeper level, the GeekSpark goal is to engage visitors with fun, then empower them to... Read more
3D printing has received a lot of attention for its applications in the health sector, from helping Bespoke prosthetics change patients' lives to enabling huge strides in stem cell research.
With the rise of distributed manufacturing with 3D printing, the number of hardware designs released under free licenses is growing exponentially. These designs—ranging from Android phone accessories to prosthetic arms—can have an enormous value for those that want them.
In this week's edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look at 3D printing for NASA, the Banana Pi, adventures with the R language, and more! December 27, 2014 - January 2, 2015
In this recap, we look back at some of the biggest events in the open hardware community in 2014, including some highlights of the work of makers in 3D printing, Raspberry Pi, Arduino, and more.