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Open source

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, makers 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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Andrew Back

Open source

January 13, 2017 14:45

HiFive1 heralds new era of silicon freedom

Arduino-compatible combines ease of use with performance and is open to the core.

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Andrew Back

Open source

December 29, 2016 15:38

Open Source 3.5G Cellular Developer Programme Announced

sysmocom announce programme to accelerate the development of open source 3.5G cellular infrastructure technology.

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Pete Wood

Open source

November 23, 2016 07:46

The World's First Open Source RISC-V-based 32-bit μC

Now Crowdfunding, The OnChip Open-V microcontroller is a completely free (as in freedom) and open source 32-bit microcontroller based on the RISC-V architecture. The Open-V has a host of built-in peripherals you’d expect of any modern microcontroller

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kenboak

Open source

August 15, 2016 15:13

Mystorm - Creating an Open Source FPGA Development Platform

Ken Boak shares the story of how he and his colleague Alan Wood created an Open source FPGA development board, pulling out all the stops to achieve a radically different FPGA dev-board, - at a price point that had yet to be seen.

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OpenTRV

Open source

March 6, 2016 19:00

FEEDBACK WANTED: IoT secure radio comms

We're about to push out the door V1.0 of a microcontroller-friendly hardware-agnostic secure comms frame format using AES-GCM and we'd like scrutiny, feedback and, well more users!

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OpenTRV

Open source

February 24, 2016 15:21

Buses and Radiators: An Update

At OpenTRV (opentrv.uk) we are in the final quarter of our IoT Launchpad project (part-funded by Innovate UK), and testing our first all-in-one smart radiator valves

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stuartChilds

Open source

August 31, 2015 12:45

Open Knowledge

Enabling access to information and tools for an enlightened society.

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ChelseaBack

Open source

August 10, 2015 10:30

Building An Open Source Energy Monitor

Assembling and programming the emonTx and emonGLCD modules.

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Andrew Back

Open source

June 26, 2015 09:14

The Time of the Open Laptop has Arrived

A look at the growing desire, need and practicality of radically open computing devices.

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DanRadic

Open source

April 21, 2015 08:00

Internet of Things: Engineering for Everyone

The availability of open-source software and, more recently, hardware targeting embedded applications means that access to high-quality engineering resources has never been greater.

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ChelseaBack

Open source

August 14, 2014 06:45

Assembling the Nutclough Amplifier Kit

An assembly guide for the Open Source Hardware Camp 2014 kit.

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Andrew Back

Open source

July 4, 2014 09:36

Open Source Hardware Camp 2014

A weekend of open source hardware related talks and hands-on workshops.

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