Hardware

Our hardware articles include Raspberry Pi and Arduino; open wearables; Linux and hardware compatibility; laptop reviews; monitoring tools; and more. For some background, read our introduction to open hardware.

How does the PocketCHIP compare to the Raspberry Pi?

How does the PocketCHIP compare to the Raspberry Pi?
Aside from the keyboard, the PocketCHIP is exactly what it appears to be, an ultraportable, pure-Linux machine.Read more

Internet-enable your microcontroller projects for under $6 with ESP8266

Internet-enable your microcontroller projects for under $6 with ESP8266
Get to know the ESP8266 board with enabled Wi-Fi chip for hardware and electronics projects.Read more

How to get up and running with sweet Orange Pi

How to get up and running with sweet Orange Pi
Check out Orange Pi, a family of Linux-powered, single board computers.Read more

9 reasons to certify your products as open source hardware

9 reasons to certify your products as open source hardware
Learn how and why you may want to start using the Open Source Hardware Certification logo on an open source hardware product.Read more

DronePan: An app that captures panorama views with your aircraft

DronePan: An app that captures panorama views with your aircraft
The age of open source consumer drones is upon us. Learn more about DronePan for taking panoramic pictures.Read more

Best of Opensource.com: Hardware

Best of Opensource.com: Hardware
Free and open source software design continue to gain traction in the burgeoning free and open source hardware (FOSH) field.Read more

Top open innovations in 3D printing

Top open innovations in 3D printing
Open source continues to drive rapid innovation in the 3D printing industry. Tom Callaway rounds up his favorite open source 3D printing innovations...Read more

4 open source drone projects

Open source drone projects
Learn about the open source projects powering the next generation of unmanned aerial vehicles.Read more