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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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Open-Source E-Bike Uses Smartphone As On-Board Computer

Staff Writer | | October 9, 2012

Urban mobility startup Velo is hoping to make an open-source computer-aided e-bike available to road users in the form of the Velo-1. Read More »

Open-Source Hardware Hacking Effort 'Smacked Down' By USB Overlords [UK]

Tony Smith | The Register | October 24, 2013

The USB Implementers Forum (USB-IF), the organisation that oversees the USB standard, has apparently sent the director of a small British electronics firm away with a flea in his ear for daring to suggest how it could make the lives of open-source hardware developers easier and cheaper.

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Open-Source Kits Put Robots In Many Hands

John Titus | Design News | October 11, 2012

I recently received an interesting press release about Multiplo, a four-person startup seeking venture funds in small amounts to create and manufacture kits for anyone interested in robotics. Read More »

Open-Source: Driving The Connected World

Stuart Rowe | Computing Now | July 15, 2013

Machine-to-Machine (M2M) communications continues to evolve, connecting ever more devices and equipment to the Internet-of-Things (IoT). One of the industry trends that can help power the rapid growth of M2M/IoT connectivity are the Open-Source and Open Hardware movements. Read More »

Open-source: So Much More Than Just Software and Freebies

Stephen Chapman | ZDNet | July 20, 2012

Open-source is so much more than just Linux and free software. Learn more about open-source and how it positions itself to better people, businesses, and much more. Read More »

OSIA backs an end to software patents

Nermin Bajric | ARN | October 14, 2013

The Open Source Industry Australia (OSIA) has lodged a submission with the Australian Advisory Council on Intellectual Property (ACIP) urging the abolition of Innovation Patents and the exclusion of computer software from patentability altogether.

...According to OSIA chairman, Jack Burton, there is a strong grassroots movement pushing to disallow software patents. Read More »

OSLOOM: An Open Source Jacquard Loom

Staff Writer | Open Source Textiles | July 3, 2012

The OSLOOM project has been working for two years to build an open source Jacquard loom. It is one of the first open source textiles projects to receive some funding via Kickstarter... Read More »

Out In The Open: The Free Tools That Let You Hack Your Whole Life

Klint Finley | Wired | October 7, 2013

Imagine a home speaker system that identifies everyone in the room and plays only the music they wanna hear... Read More »

Pinoccio Co-Founder Talks Creative Hardware

Staff Writer | Concentrate | May 1, 2013

Software start-ups get much of the glory, but in a nice turn, here's an interesting interview with Sally Carson, co-founder of Ann Arbor-based Pinoccio. Read More »

Professional Engineers And Hobbyists Will Increase Reliance On Open Source Hardware And Software In 2013, According To Element14 Study

Press Release | element14 | June 26, 2013

Study unveils high level of crossover between hobbyists and professional engineers in use of dev kits and open source hardware and software Read More »

Round-Up: Open Source Technologies Are Key To The Growth Of Internet Of Things

Saroj Kar | Silicon Angle | January 5, 2015

Today, there are numerous products that allow the exchange of information on the Internet, but there is little real interoperability. Companies that make fact-based device platforms and proprietary applications may be stifling the creation of a complete ecosystem...

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Sony’s SmartWatch Goes Open Source

Dustin Karnes | AndroidGuys | June 14, 2013

Sony’s SmartWatch, a bluetooth accessory that was released last year to somewhat mixed reviews, has undergone a pretty major change. Read More »

Space station poised to launch open-source satellites

Lisa Grossman | NewScientist | August 7, 2013

Want to do your own space experiment? From next week, you will be able to run science projects on the world's first open-source satellites. Read More »

SparkFun Engineer To Speak At 2012 Open Hardware Summit

Press Release | SparkFun Electronics | September 11, 2012

SparkFun Electronics (, a provider of parts, knowledge and passion for electronics creation, is honored to announce Engineer Mike Hord's presentation at the 2012 Open Hardware Summit ( Read More »