A look into the Open Source Hardware Community

Simone Cicero over at Open Electronics writes: AS you may know, just few weeks ago OSHWA published the results from 2013 Open Hardware Community survey. You can find original datasheets and everything here. Despite raw data is good, I thought it was good to spend some time looking at the data trying to gather more insights, when […]

Why you should document your Open Source Hardware project

Why you should document your Open Source Hardware project: This specific moment, that moment when you start working on the refinements of a product to create the second version, could be a great moment to document your invention. In fact, when you start again the production process, you already know how to do things, and […]

Open Source Hardware Documentation Jam in NYC on April the 26th-28th

Help bring Open Source Hardware to the next stage in New York City at ITP-NYU – April 26-28, 2013 Join us on this 3-day co-design jam to improve Open Source Hardware documentation practices and facilitate collaborative innovation. Create and contribute to one of the several parallel projects that will be prototyped. Software expert? Designer? Hardware […]

Open Source Hardware Association announced

Open Source Hardware Association Announced! Open Source Hardware Association. The Open Source Hardware Association is Coming Soon! It will be a non-profit organization (status pending) working to spread the love of open source hardware. We’re working out details, and as soon as we know, you’ll know! Check back at oshwa.org for upcoming news. And here’s […]

Open source hardware presentation by Erik de Bruijn

Erik let us know about his presentation on open-source projects. It uncovers some of the motivation behind an open source project, as well as the means to achieve your goals in open source. I talk about the non-rival nature of information and how a culture of sharing enables the emerging phenomenon of open hardware. Via […]

Improving open source hardware: Visual diffs

Sebastian send us a link to an article that explains how visual diffs can improve open source hardware. Doing change logs and version control with source code is easy to implement, since it comes down to comparing two text files. While trying to find differences between two revisions of the same hardware is a bit […]

CubeSpawn an open source manufacturing system

CubeSpawn open source manufacturing system: Eventually it will have a metal cutting milling machine, a lathe, a surface grinder, a RepRap module and many other capabilities. It is completely open source and my goal is that whoever decide to build these cubes will be able to exchange designs and programs between them. Via the contact […]

OHANDA: Open Source Hardware and Design Alliance

OHANDA, the Open Source Hardware and Design Alliance is an initiative to foster sustainable sharing of open hardware and design. The idea is for designers and manufacturers of open source hardware who wish their work to conform to the “Four Freedoms” of open source hardware to label their work the above “OH&A” insignia, thus making […]

Make's 2009 open source hardware guide

Dangerous Prototypes made it into Make’s open source hardware guide 2009! We got interested in open source hardware while reading Make and Hack a Day, this is a really special accomplishment for us. Our hackable LED Christmas ornament is featured on the cover. The web platform, #twatch, and Bus Pirate are all listed in the […]