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.

Clones welcome in scientific hardware

Clones welcome in scientific hardware
One way a company can start the transition to the open source way is to open source a single product to drive sales of its other products. Learn how...Read more

How to build a smog sensor with a ESP8266 microcontroller

How to build a smog sensor with a ESP8266 microcontroller
The Open Knowledge Lab in Stuttgart, Germany has begun to develop their own IoT sensors that measure air quality to help combat the smog problem in...Read more

How buying a 3D printer can save you money

How buying a 3D printer can save you money
Get the steps you need to take to make an open product for less than the sales tax on an equivalent commercial proprietary product.Read more

How does the PocketCHIP compare to the Raspberry Pi?

How does the PocketCHIP compare to the Raspberry Pi?
Aside from the keyboard, the PocketCHIP is exactly what it appears to be, an ultraportable, pure-Linux machine.Read more

Internet-enable your microcontroller projects for under $6 with ESP8266

Internet-enable your microcontroller projects for under $6 with ESP8266
Get to know the ESP8266 board with enabled Wi-Fi chip for hardware and electronics projects.Read more

How to get up and running with sweet Orange Pi

How to get up and running with sweet Orange Pi
Check out Orange Pi, a family of Linux-powered, single board computers.Read more

9 reasons to certify your products as open source hardware

9 reasons to certify your products as open source hardware
Learn how and why you may want to start using the Open Source Hardware Certification logo on an open source hardware product.Read more

DronePan: An app that captures panorama views with your aircraft

DronePan: An app that captures panorama views with your aircraft
The age of open source consumer drones is upon us. Learn more about DronePan for taking panoramic pictures.Read more