Open hardware

SYZYGY – Next generation FPGA connectivity Open standard for high-performance peripheral connectivity SYZYGY is FPGA-agnostic and is intended to work with products from all major FPGA manufactures including Xilinx, Intel, Lattice, and Microsemi. PMOD and SYZYGY can happily coexist in the FPGA space and even on the same carrier implementations! FMC and SYZYGY can happily coexist in the FPGA space

Tiny AI Devices Invade the Maker Movement It is no secret that AI is among the top growth areas in technology today. Interest Deep Learning has caused an explosion of industry investment into software such as Facebook’s Caffe2 and Google’s TensorFlow frameworks. There is the theme of providing small edge devices with more intelligence has grown stronger. More and more inventive developers and teams seem to

Hackers are coming for your jewels with this safe-cracking robot If hackers want what’s on your computer, chances are they can find a way to get it. But what about your non-digital goods you keep in a safe at home? Turns out those aren’t that secure, either.  At the 25th annual DEF CON in Las Vegas professional tinkerer and founder of SparkFun Electronics Nathan

Lucasfilm goes open source, DIY lab equipment | The VFX studio behind Star Wars and Indiana Jones made a major open source release. ILM Visual Effects, Lucasfilm’s VFX and animation studio, open sourced its MaterialX computer graphics library July 11. MaterialX was used in Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Rogue One: A Start Wars Story. The source code and examples are available on GitHub and through Group of

ESP8266 IoT Contest – Simplify the Connected World – myDevices, SparkFun, and Espressifhave partnered to give you the world’s first ESP8266 IoT contest.  Show us how you use the ESP8266 to simplify the connected world! There is no project too big or too small. Want to monitor the temperature in a room? Perfect. Thinking of creating an automated garden? Excellent. Want to use

Which license would you take with you? The copyright law defaults to author control of copying, modification, and distribution, so others need the author’s permission to copy, modify, or distribute. If you would like others to be free to copy your software and possibly build on it, then you should choose a license. Open source licenses give the permissions needed to

Lessons for getting started with DIY IoT home automation | We live in an exciting time. Everyday more things become Internet-connected things. They have sensors and can communicate with other things, and help us perform tasks. Home automation is made possible by amaetuer developers and tinkers because the price of microcontrollers with the ability to talk over a network continue to drop.  Along the way, the writer has learned

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