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.

Getting started with Raspberry Pi

Getting started with Raspberry Pi
Learn how to get started with a Raspberry Pi from the Foundation's Community Manager.Read more

10 holiday gift ideas for open source enthusiasts

10 holiday gift ideas for open source enthusiasts
Kick off the holiday shopping season by checking out these 10 great gifts for open source enthusiasts.Read more

A look inside the 'blinky flashy' world of wearables and open hardware

All Things Open interview with Gina Likins and Jen Krieger
Two All Things Open speakers share a sneak preview of their talk on fun wearables and open hardware projects.Read more

Build your own Raspberry Pi tornado warning system

Build your own Raspberry Pi tornado warning system
Learn how to make a Raspberry Pi alerting machine. Then, hook up a speaker and it's ready to warn.Read more

You don't need a green thumb with this farming robot

Interview with Rory Aronson, Farmbot
FarmBot is a robotic open hardware system that assists anyone with a small plot of land and a desire to grow food with planting, watering, soil...Read more

Almost open: BIOS and firmware update tips for Linux users

Penguins on beach
One Linux user shares his journey in keeping modern firmwares current.Read more

How to build your own maker workbench

custom-built maker workbench
Bill Rainford's heavy-duty maker workbench features dimmable LED lamps, electrical outlets, sturdy shelving, and more.Read more

Hands-on with the Linux-ready Dell XPS 13 Developer Edition

Dell XPS 13 Developer Edition
The new Dell XPS 13 Developer Edition is a good looking and well built machine that runs Ubuntu and Fedora virtually perfectly.Read more