Two weeks ago, we saw the introduction of Open Sauce, a two-day celebration of Makers and Creators at San Francisco’s Pier 35. This inaugural event promises to be the first of many, as its success already has people asking about tickets for next year’s event.
SparkFun alum Priyanka Makin gives us a firsthand account of her experience at The Open Source Hardware Association's Open Hardware Summit. Learn about the talks, demos, workshops, and more here!
Attend the Open Hardware Summit 2023, hosted by OSHWA, to explore innovative ways to immerse yourself in the world of open hardware!
Missed the OHS 2022? Talks from the Summit are now available to watch.
There's a free, online conference happening this weekend where you can learn all about the current state of open-source ASIC design tools.
For this year's Open Source Hardware Association Summit, there was no venue. Instead, it was a completely virtual affair, allowing all of us to hear a host of amazing speakers from the comfort of our own homes.
We are kicking off Open Source Hardware Month here at SparkFun HQ - come join us!
Is there a “right” way for an open project to go closed?
Reverse engineering a $30 MaKey MaKey derivative with good intentions (but no attribution)
The process of using open-source designs to get to a final product, featuring KiCad, PJRC, and Advanced Circuits.
Open-sourcing is fun; licensing is hard.
A look back on where I learned to RTFM and an interesting article on the subject from opensource.com
An update on your friendly neighborhood Open Source Hardware Association.
We've partnered with 14-year-old whiz kid Quin Etnyre to bring his first Kickstarter to life!
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.
For the day after Christmas, we have a few new products for you.
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.
Sweeping legal changes are afoot that could change the hobbyist airspace for years to come. Your input can make a difference.
The future is here. This week we have a sound generator, 3D printer, and more!
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.