open source hardware (OSHW)

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GE Ventures Into Crowd-Sourced Manufacturing

Staff Writer | Drives & Controls | March 18, 2014

GE (General Electric) has formed a partnership with a US-based open-source hardware innovator called Local Motors, to launch a new model for manufacturing. Read More »

GE, Local Motors Partner To Pioneer New Model For Manufacturing Industry

Press Release | General Electric (GE), Local Motors (LM) | March 13, 2014

[GE] today announced a partnership with Local Motors, the open-source hardware innovator, to launch a new model for the manufacturing industry. The partnership will pair co-creation and micromanufacturing to build and commercialize the next evolution of various GE products. [...] Read More »

Google’s Motorola And Dutch Designer Developing Open Source, Modular Smartphone Hardware

Jason Dorrier | Singularity Hub | November 5, 2013

Motorola’s been Googlified. It didn’t take long. The firm’s advanced technology projects team (ATAP) is perhaps the most obvious symptom. ATAP is to Motorola what Google X is to Google. The team says they’re pirates who like “epic shit,” and like their parent company, they’re suitably obsessed with open source. Read More »

Hardware Hacker, Andrew "Bunnie" Huang, To Keynote EE Live! 2014 On Open Source Hardware And The Future Of Embedded Systems

Press Release | UBM Tech | January 13, 2014

UBM Tech's EE Live! 2014, the industry's largest and most comprehensive electronics technology conference and expo in the United States, today announced hardware hacker, author, educator and EE activist, Andrew "Bunnie" Huang, PhD will present the keynote address "Open Source Hardware and the Future of Embedded Systems" on Wednesday April 2, 2014 at 9:30 a.m. Read More »

Hardware Startups: Don't Be Scared, Share!

Mathilde Berchon | EE Times | March 26, 2014

A few days ago, I received an email that was full of mystery. It was short but intriguing. Jonathan, its author, was telling me about a great product he was working on. He needed advice on how to get started and take his prototype to the next stage.

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Has Open Hardware Finally Made Its Big Splash?

Staff Writer | | March 19, 2014

Chris Clark is the IT director at SparkFun Electronics in Boulder, Colorado. He talked with community manager Jason Hibbets, late last year during the All Things Open conference about open hardware.

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Help Support The Open Hardware Summit

Emcee Grady | SparkFun Electronics | July 17, 2013

Today, we have a call to action for all makers, hackers, hobbyists and electronics enthusiasts who value the ideology and/or benefits of open source technology – Help Support the Open Hardware Summit! Read More »

Highlights of the Open Development Stream at the Open Knowledge (OK) Festival

Linda Raftree | | September 24, 2012

I’m just home after a week at the Open Knowledge Festival in Helsinki (and wishing I could have cloned myself and attended each of the 13 streams!): Read More »

How An Unknown Taiwanese Server Maker Is Eating The Big Guys’ Lunch

Jordan Novet | GigaOM | October 16, 2013

In the server business, Taiwanese hardware company Quanta has shifted from an original-design manufacturer to much more of a direct seller. It wants to extend the trend and sell other products, too. Read More »

How SparkFun Electronics Built Their Open Hardware Business

Christopher Clark | | September 18, 2012

At SparkFun Electronics we do not sell software, yet we have a robust software development team. These developers spend some of their time on, an eCommerce platform with extra content and integrated community elements. The vast majority of their time, however, is spent on Sparkle. Read More »

How The 'Internet Of Things' Can Spark An Open Source Community

Steven Max Patterson | Network World | June 3, 2013

Ninja Blocks puts a power into the hands of developers and users that has never been realized before, and which could be the genesis of an open source community of makers. Read More »

How To Choose Your Open Source Hardware License

Simone Cicero | Open Electronics | August 8, 2013

It’s always tricky when you create something: a complex project, a commercial product or just an hack and then you must decide what license you should use for that, for releasing it to the public... Read More »

Hyve Open-Sources An Open Compute Server Design

Staff Writer | DatacenterDynamics | September 16, 2013

Hyve Solutions has contributed a server design based on an Open Compute Project spec to the open-source hardware and data center design project spearheaded by Facebook. The design is “OCP-ready” and engineered to fit into a standard 19-inch data center rack. Read More »

IEF: Open Source Hardware To Muscle Into Data Centers

Chris Edwards | Tech Design Foum | October 4, 2012

Open-source hardware, much of it produced by new players in the computing market, is likely to become the main beneficiary of the the massive spend on cloud-computing infrastructure rather than the established enterprise-computing suppliers, LSI fellow Rob Ober told delegates the International Electronics Forum in Bratislava today. Read More »

Inside Facebook's Fantastic Plan To Dominate Cisco's $23 Billion Market

Julie Bort | Business Insider | June 2, 2013

Hands down, one of the most important tech projects Facebook has ever created is the Open Compute Project (OCP). Business Insider recently spoke with two of Facebook's OCP leaders to get the skinny on their latest, ambitious plan. Read More »