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BML HDMI video for FPGAs over PMOD

Friday, December 15th, 2017

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 )....

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USBuddy: USB development tool

Saturday, May 21st, 2016

Jakub has designed and built a USB breakout board with current monitor, an open hardware tool - USBuddy: Do you sometimes develop with USB? I do. So I need to access data lines, bus voltage and I'd like to easily monitor the current too. I made myself a small companion...

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Dirty Circuits PCB routing for open hardware designs

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

  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...

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Novena, the open source computing platform

Thursday, April 3rd, 2014

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...

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Posted in hacks, open source | 4 Comments »

Workshop Video #25: Get your open hardware manufactured

Thursday, May 31st, 2012

[embed]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ifTaGRTPwLc[/embed] 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...

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A culture of ethics in open source hardware?

Wednesday, February 15th, 2012

Phillip Torrone of Adafruit and Make wrote a piece on the culture of ethics in open source hardware: I spend most of my days working on open source hardware in some way, and I wanted to talk about some of the {unspoken} rules we all, well, many, seem to follow....

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Open Hardware Journal second issue

Thursday, February 9th, 2012

Open Hardware Journal is a quarterly online magazine dedicated to open hardware. So far the second issue is out now, and a third is expected in May. Issues are about 30 pages long and feature various open source hardware projects in detail. The Journal and the project articles are, of...

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Get your stuff made – Tokyo open hardware presentation

Thursday, December 15th, 2011

[embed]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HcU6j0UErGw[/embed] 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...

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Open Hardware Journal

Tuesday, November 1st, 2011

Kelvin writes: Just to highlight that there is an Open Hardware Journal. Do check it out. Via the contact form.

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First open hardware gathering in China

Monday, October 24th, 2011

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...

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