open source hardware

Getting involved with open source in 2014
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
6 comments Posted 1 Jan 2014 by Jason Baker (Red Hat) Feed
open source music
Sam Beck is the guy behind Blueshift, an open source sustainable eletronics business that is all about building cool stuff. Helium speakers are the company's first product to market and will be the world's the first supercapacitor-powered portable speakers. Not to mention the design files are open... Read more
7 comments Posted 9 Dec 2013 by Jen Wike Huger (Red Hat) Feed
makey makey from SparkFun Electronics
Download the free All Things Open interview series eBook I see SparkFun Electronics mentioned often in my social media stream, so I jumped at the chance to interview Chris Clark, the company's Director of Information Technology. From their website: SparkFun is an online retail store that sells... Read more
0 comments Posted 18 Sep 2013 by Phil Shapiro Feed
open source hardware trademark
On April 19th the United States Patent and Trademark Office finally rejected an application for the trademark open source hardware. The grounds for the rejection were that the term was "merely descriptive." Trademarks are intended to identify a specific source of goods or services, protecting that... Read more
2 comments Posted 16 May 2013 by Rowan Wilson Feed
open wires
The Open Source Hardware Documentation Jam will be held on April 26-28 in New York. We always thought the power of open source hardware lies in the ability to build upon others’ work and, when it comes to hardware, good documentation is the key to making this happen.
0 comments Posted 27 Mar 2013 by Simone Cicero Feed
change the model
I spoke with John Nicol at MakerPlane about their passionate team of contributors from all over the world who are designing and building a full-sized two seat Light Sport Aircraft. Their mission is to "create innovative and game-changing aircraft, avionics and related systems and the... Read more
0 comments Posted 7 Jan 2013 by Ted Brunell (Red Hat) Feed
open innovation
The participatory ethic of open source software has become so widespread these days that it is migrating into some unexpected places... like musical instruments, tractors and ecological technology. Chances are you haven’t heard about the Zoybar—a modular instrument loosely based on the guitar. As... Read more
0 comments Posted 20 Nov 2012 by David Bollier Feed
On the second semester of 2010, I had one of those great ideas for a short movie. I sat down and wrote the story, thinking about the narrative, the characters, the setting and pretty much everything that would relate to production. Finishing that, I just thought to myself: “now wouldn't it be nice... Read more
0 comments Posted 14 Apr 2011 by flavio freitas Feed
After last September's Open Hardware Summit, today version 1.0 of the Open Source Hardware Definition was released. Last summer, people and groups that included Bug Labs, MakerFaire, Creative Commons, The New York Hall of Science, and littleBits gathered to plan the first Open Hardware Summit. The... Read more
0 comments Posted 10 Feb 2011 by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) Feed

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