Open source software

Makers and open hardware for innovation

Just like the garage computer explosion of the 70’s through the 80’s, which brought us such things as Apple, pong, Bill Gate’s hair, and the proliferation of personal computers, the maker movement is the new garage hardware explosion. Today, 135 million adults in the United States alone are involved in the maker movement. Enthusiasts who

ThingSpeak open source IoT service

When building IoT (Internet of Things) applications, the cloud part where all information from sensors is important. There are many cloud services that can collect IoT data, but the fundamental issue here is that the Internet of Things does not have a standard set of open APIs for consumers. Well, there’s ThingSpeak, but it’s not

Resistor reading apps

If you are a long time hacker, you might remember all resistor color codes so well that you have no problem in reading them without thinking to much. For other there are those resistor color code tables and calculators. But could this task be automated? Maybe with mobile phone? Reading Resistors With OpenCV posting mentions

Happy hacking Day and ESP8266

Happy Hacking Day is non-commercial free tech-event for people, communities and companies. it provides visibility for the topics and projects which prefers free software and open source options. Let’s change the world a bit. Happy Hacking! The next event is held this week 8.-9.05.2015 in Helsinki, Finland. This time they have something that could be of

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