Open hardware

Open Source Car Hacking Kit

Former Tesla Intern Releases $60 Full Open Source Car Hacking Kit For The Masses article tells about new tool to get your hands on car electronics. CANard tool will make it cheaper and easier than ever before for tinkerers to get to the innards of their connected cars to determine if there are any useful

30 years of GNU Manifesto

The GNU Manifesto Turns Thirty page tells that it was March, 1985 when Richard M. Stallman published the GNU Manifesto in Dr. Dobb’s Journal of Software Tools. The GNU Manifesto is characteristic of its author—deceptively simple, lucid, explicitly left-leaning, and entirely uncompromising. Perhaps the most significant innovation in the GNU Manifesto is a method of

Arduino vs Arduino

There seems to be some storm on around the Arduino ecoystem. Arduino v. Arduino posting at Hackaday seems to indicate that there are two Arduno companies that are disagreement: Arduino LLC is suing Arduino Srl (the Italian version of an LLC). Arduino LLC is the company founded by Massimo Banzi, David Cuartielles, David Mellis, Tom

Oculus open-sources original Rift

This is a cool addition to open sourced hardware announcements: Oculus open-sources original Rift developer kit’s firmware, schematics, and mechanics. When Oculus DK2 out, Oculus decided it was time to put out the DK1 virtual reality kit technical details to the community. Kicking off the Oculus Connect conference in Los Angeles this weekend, Oculus’s Nirav

Open Source GPU Released

Open Source GPU Released. GPLGPU project has developed an open source GPU, written for an FPGA, despite that GPL-GPU Kickstarter was not funded. It’s not a powerhouse but it is full open source. A completely open GPU simply didn’t exist before (only very limited thesis projects earlier). Right now, the GPL-GPU has 3D graphics acceleration

DIY Electronics Tester Kit M168

I saw an interesting kit at and decided to try it: DIY Meter Tester Kit For Capacitance ESR Inductance Resistor NPN PNP Mosfet M168 . The reasons for interests are good specifications, based on open source hardware design and price is reasonable ($12.22 / 9.37 Euro). DIY Meter Tester Kit For Capacitance ESR Inductance