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A Look Inside the 'Blinky Flashy' World of Wearables and Open Hardware

While looking at the this year's All Things Open event schedule, a talk on wearables and open hardware caught my eye: The world of the blinky flashy. Naturally, I dug deeper to learn what it was all about. Though Gina Likins and Jen Krieger of Red Hat would like to leave a few surprises for the lucky folks who attend their talk, they told me they can promise at least the following: ideas about how you can integrate simple circuitry into your outfits to "tron-ify" your wardrobe,
ways to add interactivity to art projects (or science projects! or exhibits!) that turn a spectator into a co-creator...

Best Of Open Hardware In 2014

Luis Ibanez | Opensource.com | December 22, 2014

Open hardware is the physical foundation of the open movement. It is through understanding, designing, manufacturing, commercializing, and adopting open hardware, that we built the basis for a healthy and self-reliant community of open. And the year of 2014 had plenty of activities in the open hardware front...

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New Open Source Program Director Supports Students' Passions at the Rochester Institute of Technology

The Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) is well-known for its work in open source software through [email protected] In April 2014, RIT started to offer a minor in free and open source software. Students work on several different open source projects in their GitHub organization. One of the courses in the minor, Humanitarian Free and Open Source Software Development, has students work with the One Laptop per Child XO laptops. Students create games that help teach New York and Massachusetts fourth grade math curriculum. Dan Schneiderman is the new head of the [email protected] program at RIT...

Open Source Touch Screens To The Rescue

Casey Hare | EDN Network | April 7, 2014

"...We need a stand-alone electronics box that can connect to our data logging systems, drive the main mechanism motor and measure a few other sensors. We're very worried about the end customer damaging the hardware so we're going to need voltage limits, torque limits and other safety features that change over the mechanism travel…and we need it right away. This was one of my favorite clients talking so I want to give them everything they wanted, but already the project sounded like a mess.

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