In this week's edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look at the Firefox OS streaming video, Arduino to sell 3D printers, and more!
The Opensource.com team gathered in one of the large conference rooms at Red Hat tower in Raleigh on March 21 to make an open hardware day of it.
"When you go to a store and buy an electronic gizmo, does it ever occur to you that you could make one yourself? Or even that it would be FUN to make one yourself?" This is how John Baichtal's Arduino for Beginners: Essential Skills Every Maker Needs begins, and that same curiosity and ingenuity... Read more
Are you new to Arduino? Open hardware like the Arduino Starter Pack from Adafruit is a great way to start tinkering with this small computer board. It is the ideal kit for beginners to open hardware or anyone looking to start a project using the Arduino microcontroller. To start, you need a... Read more
JR wrote to us to share his open hardware project: pedalSHIELD. It's a great example of open hardware + open source software + open instructions and tutorials. Share your story with Opensource.com. There are a good number of nice programmable DIY guitar pedals out there. So, the pedalSHIELD is... Read more
Need a technology podcast to add to your queue? Check out Dave and Gunnar's show at dgshow.org. Dave is the Chief Technologist for Red Hat's US Public Sector group and a self-described drum playing, motorcycle riding computer geek, husband, dad, and catechist. Gunnar is the Chief Strategist for Red... Read more
When you walk into the cavernous, old tire plant of Canal Place in Akron, Ohio, the last thing that you'd expect to find in this big building is such a "tiny" treasure. Unexpected though it may be, this is where Ken Burns and the TinyCircuits team has set up shop, and it's where they make tiny open... Read more
Imagine being a high school freshman walking down the halls of your new school on the very first day. You somehow make it to first period without becoming epically lost in the unfamiliar halls. Finally, the bell rings, signaling that you've officially made it through your first high school class... Read more
Our 2013 open source holiday gift giveaway ended on December 11. Read the official rules for more details. You could win some of the gifts from this guide, and the grand prize winner will receive a Lulzbot TAZ 2 3D printer! View the complete list of prizes. We've searched the Internet and... Read more
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