WORKSHOP VIDEO #58: Visit to Switch-Science open hardware offices in Akihabara, Tokyo, Japan

Yoshi, who you may remember from the New York Trip video, takes us on a tour of the open hardware design, manufacturing, and shipping office. The office is on the edge of Akihabara, Tokyo’s electronic component market. Check out our video report of Akihabara we made last year. Switch Science is open source hardware […]

HOW-TO VIDEO #09: Visit Akihabara Electric Town

Akihabara is a giant neighborhood of electronics stores in Tokyo, Japan. This weekend we explored the markets with Tokyo Hacker Space on the first leg of our Global Geek Tour. The SEG Electronics Market in Shenzhen is definitely bigger, but Akihabara is a lot easier to get to. We can visit Japan with just a […]

Update: Seeed Studio to help Japan

An update from an earlier post, Seeed Studio has come up with a design for their radiation detector. Well, as always our product will be open-sourced and hackable with flexible working conditions and at a comparatively lower price. Importantly, they will be plenty of stock. And we are also thinking a distribution pattern calls ‚Äúsell […]

Update from TI on earthquake damage to factories in Japan

rsdio writes: Everyone on the web – and even on the street! – is talking about Japan’s multiple disasters. Here is some news from the technical front: After a preliminary assessment, Texas Instruments … today said its manufacturing site in Miho, Japan, about 40 miles northeast of Tokyo, suffered substantial damage during last Friday’s 8.9 […]