A look back on where I learned to RTFM and an interesting article on the subject from opensource.com

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An update on your friendly neighborhood Open Source Hardware Association.

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We've partnered with 14-year-old whiz kid Quin Etnyre to bring his first Kickstarter to life!

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High-­school science teachers can radically reduce the cost of building up science labs while giving students opportunities to engage in genuine design processes by introducing them to open­-source hardware. A vast collection of free and pre­-designed low-­cost scientific tools are available, many of which can be printed on a open­-source 3­D printer, including the printer itself. Not only can students benefit from access to research grade equipment, there are ample opportunities for students to build on, improve, and customize scientific tools as part of their curriculum. In this way the number and value of the open­-source hardware designs can expand with student effort, enabling a powerful motivating factor for science education.

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For the day after Christmas, we have a few new products for you.

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The Hiking Hack is the first of a proposed series of research expeditions investigating the role of situated design for wild animal interaction. This mobile workshop through the Panamanian Rainforest was designed to explore how context shapes the crafting of technology and to probe the limits of constructing and utilizing DIY physical computing systems in harsh environments. It also served as a means of engaging with and reflecting upon the biological, technological and cultural aspects interplaying in modern scientific research.

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Sweeping legal changes are afoot that could change the hobbyist airspace for years to come. Your input can make a difference.

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The future is here. This week we have a sound generator, 3D printer, and more!

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Guest blogger and chair of the 2014 Open Hardware Summit, Addie Wagenknecht breaks down this year's participation call for the summit in Rome, Italy.

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The Open Hardware Summit 2013 is coming, and we're going!

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Read about Nathan's testimony on Copyright and Intellectual Property in front of the House Judiciary Committee.

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Help keep open hardware alive and well by sponsoring the OHS!

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We try to answer all the questions you might have about open source hardware and the Federal Communications Commission.

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When a company relies too much on their intellectual property they become intellectually unfit - they suffer from IP Obesity. There have been numerous companies in history that have had long periods of prosperity only to be quickly left behind when technology shifted. Cloners are gunna clone regardless of your business plan.

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Three cheers for SparkFun Engineer Mike Hord, who's heading to New York later this month to speak at the annual summit!

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OSHWA needs some help. Give us some suggestions.

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Why SparkFun will never be able to compete with BMW.

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