Aweigh: the open-source alternative to GPS

A team of student designers and engineers from the RCA and Imperial College have developed a substitute for GPS that does not rely on satellites, called Aweigh: Aweigh is an open navigation system that does not rely on satellites: it is inspired by the mapping of celestial bodies and the polarized vision of insects. Ancient seafarers and […]

BML USB 3.0 FPGA interface over PMOD

An open-source-hardware USB 3.0 to FPGA PMOD interface design from Black Mesa Labs: Black Mesa Labs is presenting an open-source-hardware USB 3.0 to FPGA PMOD interface design.  First off, please lower your expectations. USB 3.0 physical layer is capable of 5 Gbps, or 640 MBytes/Sec. This project can’t provide that to your FPGA over 2 […]

An open source sprinkler system powered by Yún

Boris Landoni writes about an open source sprinkler system powered by Yún: A control unit for the garden sprinkler that can be controlled via web and smartphone thanks to Arduino Yún. With summer approaching, our plants and our gardens need some regular watering in order to stay lush and green as we like them. It’s […]

ESP8266: SSD1306 OLED library release

Daniel Eichhorn writes: The “ESP8266 OLED SSD1306″ is an open source library which allows you to control those pretty OLED modules from our beloved ESP8266 module. Fabrice Weinberg cleaned up all the ugly pieces of code which I initially wrote caused by my near C/C++ illiteracy. He also added support for Pasko’s BRZO I2C library […]

OpenGarage, an Open-source WiFi garage door opener

Ray Wang has published a new project called OpenGarage, an open-source garage door opener based on ESP8266 and the Blynk app: Today I am very excited to introduce you to OpenGarage — an open-source, universal garage door opener built using the ESP8266 WiFi chip and the Blynk app. I’ve wanted to finish this project for a […]

OpenDrop – Digital Microfludics Plattform

An open source digital microfludics platform from GaudiLabs, that is available on github: OpenDrop is a new design for an open source digital microfludics platform for research purposes. The device uses recent electro-wetting technology to control small droplets of liquids. Potential applications are lab on a chip devices for automating processes of digital biology. How […]

Open source Android IMSI-Catcher Detector

The crew from SecUpwN wrote in to tell us about their free and open source project to detect IMSI-Catchers and Silent SMS attacks with your Android smartphone: The Android IMSI-Catcher Detector Starting out on XDA Developers, our small team and me has been working on an open-source security-related Android App since the end of 2013 called the […]

Introducing RFToy, an Arduino-compatible gadget for radio frequency modules

Ray Wang from RaysHobby has informed us of his latest open-source project called RFToy: it’s an Arduino-compatible microcontroller board for interfacing with radio frequency (RF) modules, such as the popular 433/315MHz transmitter/receiver, and the nRF24L01 transceiver. The RFToy has a built-in ATmega328, USB-serial converter (CH340G), 128×64 OLED display, three buttons, and a coin battery holder. Programming […]

OpenRISC Conference 2014, Germany

ORCONF has announced plans for their OpenRISC conference. “The annual OpenRISC conference, orconf, will be hosted October 11-12 in Munich, Germany this year. Focus will be on OpenRISC, but we will also have presenters from the RISC-V project and Lattice among others. The conference is free thanks to our sponsors, and more information can be found […]

Telecine film digitisation

spanner888  writes: Finally got prototype working and have captured over 90,000 frames with promising results. Noticed along the way that SMD component tapes fit the 16mm film sprocket really well, so there is food for thought! Documenting an outline of build and all the useful stuff from around the web that helped me out on […]

The Hackaday Prize: Two days left to get your rear launched into space!

HackADay’s make open hardware / get your butt launched into space contest has two days left. Get that project posted now! Ian will be one of the Judges, along with Bunnie, Lady Ada, and a bunch of great open hardware hackers: Sure, the procrastinators out there will probably hold out another day (or two), but we […]

OpenBuilds Open Source Embroidery machine

sausagePaws over at OpenBuilds shared his open source embroidery machine project: A simple Embroidery machine using an XY belt and pinion drive to drive a hoop under a standard sewing machine. Needle timing, machine power and stepper control are all provided by a PIC processor. A tablet provides the higher level formatting required for communicating with […]

Announcing OpenSprinkler Bee (OSBee) Arduino Shield v1.0

Another open source project from RaysHobby, the OpenSprinkler Bee (OSBee) shield: OpenSprinkler Bee (OSBee) shield is an open-source Arduino shield for battery-operated (latching solenoid) sprinkler valves. It’s useful for gardening, lawn watering, flower and plant irrigation, and other watering applications. OSBee has a built-in boost converter and H-bridges to control up to four independent valves. […]