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 Espruino, a JavaScript interpreter for microcontrollers

Getting started with Espruino
Espruino is an open source and open hardware JavaScript interpreter that runs on the microcontroller itself.Read more

We're giving away an Arduino starter kit!

We're giving away an Arduino starter kit!
We're kicking off our open hardware series in style by giving away a SparkFun Inventor's Kit to one lucky reader.Read more

Netbeast: A cross-platform tool for the Internet of Things

Netbeast: A cross-platform tool for the Internet of Things
Netbeast is an open source platform for developing Internet of Things (IoT) applications for appliances and other devices.Read more

Bulldog: A surprisingly fast GPIO library

Bulldog: A surprisingly fast GPIO library
Learn more about Bulldog, a Java library that lets developers access GPIO and other low-level IO interfaces in record time.Read more

6 steps to calculate ROI for an open hardware project

6 steps to calculate ROI for an open hardware project
FOSH is shared by providing the source "code" for physical objects, which normally includes a bill of materials (BOM), schematics, assembly...Read more

3 cool projects to celebrate Arduino Day

Celebrate Arduino Day with 3 cool projects
Tinkerer Tom Callaway shares three fun Arduino-powered projects on Arduino Day 2016.Read more

Open gardening tools for growing green thumbs and a healthier planet

Open gardening tools for growing green thumbs and a healthier planet
Learn more about AKER, an open source, modular urban agriculture system that share tools that help build ecologically resilient, healthy communities.Read more

Simple LED control with the Raspberry Pi

Simple LED control with Raspberry Pi
Learn how to use your Raspberry Pi's GPIO pins with the Pi Traffic Light.Read more