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.

5 Arduino projects to upgrade your car

5 Arduino projects to upgrade your car
The Arduino microcontroller opens new doors for auto hobbyists and tinkerers.Read more

How I used open source tools to build a theater lighting system

How I used open source tools to build a theater lighting system
The things we do for family, eh? Sometimes I wonder why I do it to myself, this not being the first time my perfectionism has led me to do far more...Read more

Squeeze Pi: Adventures in home audio

Squeeze Pi: Adventures in home audio
Using an old Raspberry Pi and open source Logitech software, an audiophile creates a streaming music system for the home office.Read more

How to create an Internet-in-a-Box on a Raspberry Pi

How to create an Internet-in-a-Box on a Raspberry Pi
If you're a homeschool parent or a teacher with a limited budget, Internet-in-a-Box might be just what you've been looking for. Its hardware...Read more

Mechanical keyboards for programmers and gamers

K-Type Mechanical Keyboard
Input Club's mechanical keyboards aren't just about producing exceptional products. They're also proof that open source can solve any problem.Read more

Raspberry Pi Zero W fixes networking omission

Raspberry Pi Zero W fixes networking omission
Issue 40 of the MagPi magazine changed everything I thought I knew about computing and technology. In the 1990s and early 2000s, tech publications...Read more

8 ways to get started with open source hardware

8 ways to get started with open source hardware
Making your own hardware is easier and less expensive than ever. Here's what you need to design, build, and test your first board.Read more

Clones welcome in scientific hardware

Clones welcome in scientific hardware
One way a company can start the transition to the open source way is to open source a single product to drive sales of its other products. Learn how...Read more