open source hardware
At the Open Hardware Summit in Portland this year, OSHWA will present the first ever open hardware certification.
FOSH is shared by providing the source "code" for physical objects, which normally includes a bill of materials (BOM), schematics, assembly instructions, and procedures needed to fabricate a digital replica of the original.
Looking to get started with open source hardware? Check out these cool projects from Lunchbox Electronics.
Aleph Objects, Inc. makers of the LulzBot® 3D printer, cite Free/Libre/Open Source principles as one of the key reasons for its success.
After a visit with his doctor for a heart screening, Hugo Silva left with a prescription to monitor his heart with help from BITalino.
The community is stepping up and getting involved, discussing various topics such as hardware projects and whether they actually qualify as open source hardware, as well as planning a meetup to work on improving the development of open source CAD programs. There is also great movement from the... Read more
Open source hardware significantly shortens the gap between the concepts of “project” and “product,” and in conjunction with the boom in Additive Manufacturing, is creating fertile ground for growth in the small-business world.
OpenMotics is an open source home automation hardware and software system that offers features like switching lights and outputs, multi-zone heating and cooling, power measurements, and automated actions. The system encompasses both open source software and hardware. For interoperability with other... Read more
Chris Clark is the IT director at SparkFun Electronics in Boulder, Colorado. He talked with Opensource.com community manager Jason Hibbets, late last year during the All Things Open conference about open hardware. He answers a lot of awesome questions about open hardware, where it's going and where... Read more
For open source projects to survive and thrive, it takes all sorts of different people contributing in various ways. We hope you are already participating in the open source community, but if you’re not, 2014 is going to be a great year to start! Already an open source convert? Why not consider... Read more