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.

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

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