Open hardware

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.

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