Ten Open Source Hardware And Design Projects That Are Setting New Standards

Simone Cicero | Open Electronics | September 12, 2013

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The Open Source hardware and design community is on fire these days. Apart from the projects that eventually already gained worldwide recognition such as Open Source Ecology, DIYDrones, Arduino or RepRap, many fantastic projects, focused on specific aspects, hold great promises.

In the last couple of years, in fact, we have witnessed the emergence of several communities around specific human issues such as construction, transportation, sustainability, fabrication, furniture and even materials.

In this post, we’ll  mention ten amazing projects that have potentially revolutionary impacts and already deliver great opportunities to worldwide makers.

A relevant wave of innovations is coming to the architecture and construction market. The most mature project in this knowledge is probably the one initiated by Alastair Parvin, founder of the Wikihouse Project. Wikihouse was presented during 2012, and went through a constant improvement. In the words of the founder: