Open hardware

How to launch a community project on GitHub | Opensource.com

https://opensource.com/business/16/6/10-tips-new-github-projects?sc_cid=7016000000127ECAAY 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

http://www.cnbc.com/2017/06/12/apple-co-founder-wozniak-motivation-is-more-important-than-knowledge.html 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

https://petapixel.com/2017/05/26/triggertrap-open-sources-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

https://blog.hackster.io/death-of-moores-law-makes-open-hardware-possible-7aaad86e47bf 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 | Opensource.com

https://opensource.com/life/16/4/open-source-robotics-projects?sc_cid=7016000000127ECAAY 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

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.