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

new techie gadgets representing innovation

Each of these gadgets encourages learning, exploring, and tinkering, qualities that reflect the values and interests of open source enthusiasts.
Guy on a laptop on a building

The company answers open hardware fans by revealing two laptops powered with open source firmware coreboot.
Mesh networking connected dots

Field-programmable gate arrays are used in devices like smartphones, medical devices, aircraft, and—here—emulating an old-school Amiga.
SparkFun Redboard with Artemis

SparkFun founder Nathan Seidle says companies built around patents become "intellectually unfit" to innovate. Artemis, his new microprocessor for low-power devices, is just one example of the company's nimbleness.
Open source 3D printed coin

A roundup of the latest notable open source 3D printers.
Colorful sound wave graph

Did you know you can build your own speaker systems? Muffsy creator shares how he got into making open audio hardware and why he started selling his designs to other DIYers.
BBC Microbit board

Tiny open hardware board makes it easy for anyone to learn to code with fun projects.
Person typing on a 1980's computer

Refurbish an old machine with these step-by-step instructions.