Open hardware

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

Parallax Propeller 1 Goes Open Source

Parallax Propeller is multi-core microcontroller development platform. The Parallax P8X32A Propeller chip, introduced in 2006, is a multi-core architecture parallel microcontroller with eight 32-bit RISC CPU cores. It can be programmed for example with Propeller Assembly language, Spin interpreter and C programming languages. Interesting news on this platform is that Parallax Propeller 1 Goes Open


I mentioned Fritzing two years ago and now I find coming back to use this software. Fritzing is an open source software initiative that was to support designers and artists ready to move from physical prototyping to actual product. Today Fritzing is an open-source hardware initiative that makes electronics accessible as a creative material for


One friend mentioned this: littleBits makes an opensource library of electronic modules that snap together with tiny magnets for prototyping, learning, and fun. Looks interesting. There are even instructions how to join littleBits to LEGO. All the  modules are open source, check  GitHub for Eagle boards and schematics for all the littleBits modules. The aim

MobilECG goes open source

Few days ago Hackaday reported that after a failed Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign, MobilECG has gone open source. MobilECG is a medical grade 12 lead electrocardiograph that connects to USB port. It is designed to meet all the relevant medical standards (ISO 60601-1, etc.). It was designed to work with PCs, notebooks, and Android tablets. Records