DIY Analog resource monitor for your PC

Sasa Karanovic posted detailed instructions of how to build a physical dashboard for your PC, that is available on GitHub: The overall architecture is very simple; There is a python script that is running on a PC and collects CPU, memory, network and GPU usage. Then, it sends that information over serial COM port to […]

BML HDMI video for FPGAs over PMOD

Here are two open-source-hardware HDMI  video boards for adding digital video to FPGA platforms with standard PMOD connectors from Black Mesa Labs: The BML 3bit HDMI over single-PMOD uses 7 of 8 available LVCMOS 3.3 pins on a single PMOD to provide 3bit color ( R,G,B 100% On or Off ). Example Verilog design drives 800×600 […]

Dirty Circuits PCB routing for open hardware designs

  At Dangerous Prototypes we have a team of amazing PCB designers. We crank out a lot of boards publicly and privately, but even we can’t keep these hungry routing addicts busy all the time. Now we’re lending our routing skills to you for your open hardware project through a new site: Dirty Circuits. If […]

Novena, the open source computing platform

Bunnie has announced the launch of Novena, a new open-hardware computing platform: Novena is a 1.2GHz, Freescale quad-core ARM architecture computer closely coupled with a Xilinx FPGA. It’s designed for users who want to modify and extend their hardware: all the documentation for the PCBs are open and free to download, and it comes with a variety […]

Workshop Video #25: Get your open hardware manufactured

We look at the four common ways open hardware is commonly manufactured, and show the package of files we send to get our stuff made. This is the ‘studio’ version of our ‘Get your stuff made‘ presentation from OHS2011 New York, MM07 Tokyo, Homecamp4 London, 2012 mini Maker Faire Shenzhen China, and 2012 Bay Area […]

Get your stuff made – Tokyo open hardware presentation

Here’s a video of our presentation about manufacturing open hardware at Make Tokyo Meeting. You can download the slides here. This is a highly condensed version of the same presentation we gave at the Open Hardware Summit and Homecamp. We cut it down so we could still fit in the allotted time if a Japanese […]

First open hardware gathering in China

Seeed featured an article about the first open hardware gathering in China on their blog: This is the very first conference in China about open hardware, and surely will trigger much more events and activities. Hackerspaces are born all over China like bamboo shoots, and spreading the Maker movement in its region, more people interested […]