Open hardware

What to know before you open source your project Before your company makes a project open source, make sure you’re ready for all your new responsibilities to the community that forms around it. It’s the ecosystem, stupid With so much innovation happening in open source projects, why not take advantage of it across your product and supply chain?

SiFive announced the Arduino Cinque, the new RISC-V based development board | Open Electronics The Arduino Cinque is the second RISC-V based development board put out by SiFive (the first being the HiFive1) compatible with the Arduino platform. “By partnering with a pioneer in open-source hardware, SiFive can further advance the progress of open custom silicon” Board has SiFive’s Freedom E310 customizable SoC, which runs off the E31 CPU

New open-source website features blueprints for lab-on-a-chip devices A new MIT-designed open-source website might well be the Pinterest of microfluidics. The site,, is a free repository of designs for lab-on-a-chip devices, submitted by all sorts of inventors, including trained scientists and engineers, hobbyists, students, and amateur makers. The researchers modeled their Metafluidics site after popular open-source repositories such as GitHub—a free site

How to launch a community project on GitHub | GitHub has become a fairly central part of many open source projects. Although many people focus on the code-hosting aspect of GitHub, the platform also includes comprehensive features for issue management, code review, and integration with many other tools and platforms. For new open source projects, however, getting started and ensuring that GitHub repos are

Apple co-founder Wozniak: Motivation is more important than knowledge The most important ingredient to becoming successful is having motivation, says Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak. “If somebody is motivated and wants to do something, wanting — it’s emotional. That’s the person that is probably going to go out and find a way to actually get it done.” The Internet has made it possible for anyone with the

Triggertrap Open Sources Its Mobile Dongle Hardware As Triggertrap camera accessories. As the company continues winding down its business, their Triggertrap Mobile Dongles are becoming increasingly difficult to find. Those dongles allow to trigger camera with smart phone app. But there’s some good news now: the company has decided to open source the hardware, making it is possible to build your own dongle. I

Death of Moore’s Law Makes Open Hardware Possible – Hackster’s Blog Bunnie argued that while Moore’s Law held if you started developing a project at the point when a vendor released their silicon it would be obsolescent even before you managed to ship it.  We may well have reached the point where our computing is “good enough.” That, at least as far as computing is concerned, we’re

Getting started with open source robotics | Robots are playing an increasing role in our world, and while we perhaps haven’t reached the utopian future with robotic housekeepers imagined for us in the Jetsons, robotics are making advances in many fields. Now, with the advances of self driving cars, drones, and other transport technologies, the line between what is a robot