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Open source is a way of providing free access to software and to hardware designs that can be modified, studied and created by anyone, this includes the schematics, blueprints, logic designs and 3D CAD files. Using platforms like Github, Engineers can share, alter and make improvements.

Open source provides the framework for collaborating on projects with other engineers and hobbyists.

Essentially, open source is all about making the physical object or the software coding as easy to remix and reproduce as possible without limitations.

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  • 4 months ago

    There are many companies in the country which are producing highly energy efficient vehicles for personal transport and today pleased to find one of the popular company as Riversimple which team has unveiled...
  • 5 months ago

    @kearsleyjohn
    If you raise a ticket with the support team then they will be able to provide the activation details.
    https://designspark.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/requests/new
  • 5 months ago

    @davecole

    Designspark PCB - Serial No. 1864698558
  • 6 months ago

    I use Linux Manjaro, DesignSpark on wine it work very well, before installation DS start winetricks and install all vcrun in the field 2003-2015.
    I use it for this old machine hp compaq 6710b 2,2ghz....
  • 8 months ago

    Hi
    Unfortunately not at this time
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Open Source

August 20, 2019 08:15

SATNOGS – Crowd Sourced Satellite Ground Station

Listening to spacecraft from my back garden ... and being able to access other people's antenna in their back gardens around the world, means we can hear satellites for most of their journey as they circle the globe.

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November 13, 2018 11:13

Meet Norbert and his Open Source CNC Machine at Electronica!

Owning their own CNC machine is probably out of scope for your average engineer. Norbert decided that wasn’t right.

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October 10, 2018 14:13

RS Pro DSO entry - for my Youtube channel

I am Electronic Hobbyist and Professional Educator. I will use this DSO for my Youtube channel videos with RS Logo. I am making video on Aeromodelling, Embedded System and IoT based opensource projects. I will also going to make review video of DSO.

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August 23, 2018 11:21

Open Source – Leading to Bigger Leaps in Innovation

How do companies monetise products based on open-source building blocks, and how does open source itself hark back to the 19th century?

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June 28, 2018 12:59

Open Source isn’t a new idea…

Open source innovation is becoming the norm, but what is it?

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January 26, 2018 08:58

Open Source Hardware? What’s that?

Open source software has been around for a good couple of decades now, but what about open source hardware? Read on.

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