Open hardware

Launching Open Hardware Satellites – Hackster’s Blog

https://blog.hackster.io/launching-open-hardware-satellites-93813a1fe842 Created almost twenty years ago the CubeSat standard has lowered the barrier to entry to the point where you can put your own satellite into orbit for not much more than the price of a high end car. The 10 cm × 10 cm × 10 cm cubes have become so common that you can buy

SiFive Unveils the First RISC-V-Based Arduino

https://blog.hackster.io/sifive-unveils-the-first-risc-v-based-arduino-a4d07fe7f21f  “Arduino Cinque” is based on SiFive’s Freedom E310 — the industry’s first commercially available RISC-V core — running at 320MHz. Aside from the SoC, an onboard ESP32 chip provides support for 2.4GHz Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.

Why a firm is open sourcing their testing equipment

https://opensource.com/article/17/4/open-hardware-nitrate-testing-photometer?sc_cid=7016000000127ECAAY One way a company can start the transition to the open source way is to open source a single product to drive sales of its other products. A firm can open source the hardware they sell in order to expand the market of other parts of their product line. This is referred to as

The DIY electronics transforming research

http://www.nature.com/news/the-diy-electronics-transforming-research-1.21768 Arduinos are one of a growing number of low-cost, stripped-down, and highly configurable computing devices that have transformed the field of homebrew and do-it-yourself electronics. Increasingly, they are transforming the research community too.  Available for as little as £4 (US$5) Arduinos and similar devices, such as the Raspberry Pi, pack considerable power on their

The Ultimate Guide — How to Develop a New Electronic Hardware Product

https://blog.hackster.io/the-ultimate-guide-how-to-develop-a-new-electronic-hardware-product-6ec4c48a380f#.h8h5rk2r9 So you want to develop a new electronic hardware product? If so, you’re in the right place. Let me start with the good news — it’s possible! This is true regardless of your technical level and you don’t have to be an engineer to develop a new product (although it certainly helps).