open source hardware (OSHW)

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Open Source Hardware On The High Street

Andrew Back | DesignSpark | January 14, 2013

The open source hardware movement continues to grow at a rapid pace but could it ever give birth to mass market products that are seen on the high street? Read More »

Open Source Hardware Relies On Creative Commons And Crowdfunding

Alvin Chang | | December 20, 2012

Open hardware enthusiasts seem to prefer the crowdfunding site Indiegogo, instead of Kickstarter. If you are interested in promoting and support open hardware crowdfunding efforts, be sure to check out Indiegogo and search for open source hardware.

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Open Source Hardware, Workshops And Summits

Gareth Branwyn | MAKE | September 25, 2012

We here at MAKE are really excited about Thursday’s Open Hardware Summit at EyeBeam in NYC. The OHS is always an inspiring event, and a perfect lead-in to World Maker Faire. Read More »

Open Source Leads The Way Into The Cloud

Arsalan Farooq | Computerworld | August 29, 2012

Virtualization is now a well-established technology in enterprise computing. And in virtualization, VMware is the established leader. But virtualization has begat cloud computing and now the field of play in cloud computing is far more open thanks to open source technologies. Read More »

Open Source Pushes 3D Printers To Success

Eric Brown | | February 1, 2013

[Desktop 3D printing is] definitely one of the hottest tech trends around. Open source DIY hacker engineers, artists, and craft designers have led the surge on the low end while higher-end models are already being used in rapid prototyping and short-run, custom manufacturing. Read More »

Open Source Space Satellites Launched

This news story in NewScientist by Lisa Grossman caught the attention of a lot of people this week – "Space station poised to launch open-source satellites". Read More »

Open Source's Final Frontier

David Schneider | | October 2, 2012

This past Thursday, I attended the third annual Open Hardware Summit, organized by the Open Source Hardware Association and held at the Eyebeam Art + Technology Center in Manhattan. While open software is now very much mainstream, open hardware is in a far more primitive state. So hearing from the folks at ground zero of this newfangled way of developing and marketing products was illuminating. Read More »

Open-Source Could Be A New Avenue For Manufacturers

Chris Fox | Manufacturing.Net | July 23, 2014

Have you heard about the open-source revolution? Like 3D printing, it only recently made its way into the mainstream, but like the additive manufacturing machines, it has been around for a while...

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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 For Embedded Security

Geoffrey Ottoy, Bart Preneel, et. al. | EDN Network | February 4, 2013

Imagine you’re waiting in line, queuing to enter a major event. The ticket you have bought online is stored on your smart phone. As you swipe your phone over some designated area, an NFC connection is set up, your ticket is validated and the gates open to let you in. And the good thing is, that it all happened anonymously... 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 Hardware In The Creative World

Suzanne Deffree & Jessica MacNeil | EDN Network | September 13, 2013

Open Hardware Summit attendees packed the Kresge Auditorium at MIT last Friday with eyes and minds wide open to hear from engineers and makers on their open-source designs and overall thinking on the concept of sharing ideas and knowledge. Read More »

Open-Source Hardware: Copy & Paste Empowerment

Caleb Kraft | EE Times | September 12, 2013

Last week I was privileged enough to speak at the Open Hardware Summit. It was a wonderful experience, and I hope to return again in the years to come. Read More »

OpenWFD Aims To Bring Wireless Display Streaming To Tablets, Phones

Christopher Tozzi | The Var Guy | November 4, 2013

Wireless connectivity between devices and display monitors remains mostly fantasy today, Google's Chromecast notwithstanding. But it could become a big deal for tablets, smartphones and even traditional PCs in the future. And it may even work on Linux, if the nascent OpenWFD project succeeds—which would be very good news for open source hardware vendors. 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 »