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.

New journal HardwareX to promote open source hardware for science

HardwareX promotes open source hardware for science
The purpose of HardwareX is to help accelerate the distribution of low-cost high-quality open source scientific hardware.Read more

Top 10 Raspberry Pi add-on boards

Top 10 Raspberry Pi add-on boards
HATs are add-on circuit boards and accessories that add functionality to your Raspberry Pi.Read more

How I welcomed an immigrant family with a Linux laptop

How I welcomed an immigrant family with a Linux laptop
How to build a Linux laptop to help an immigrant family learn English.Read more

Make things 'til you make it at the Blowing Things Up Lab

Make things 'til you make it at the Blowing Things Up Lab
The Blowing Things Up (BTU) lab is located at the University of Colorado in Boulder, where Emily is a student of Alicia Gibb's, the executive...Read more

The story of Ultimaker: 3D printers with open source DNA

The story of Ultimaker
The story of the Ultimaker and its user community show how being open is in fact sustainable.Read more

6 open source architecture projects to check out

6 open source architecture projects to check out
The world of architecture doesn't change as quickly as software, but architects are still finding new ways to share innovative designs and ideas.Read more

Hovalin: An open source 3D printed violin

Hovalin: An open source 3D printed violin
Hovalin's files are available on the website and GitHub , and the project is licensed under CC BY-NC 4.0 .Read more

Shellmo: Aquatic 3D printed robot for fun and education

Shellmo: Aquatic 3D printed robot for fun and education
Shellmo is powered by an Arduino board and the parts can be downloaded and printed. The design files can be modified using Blender.Read more