Nothing opens horizons like open source. Through its Co.Lab program, Red Hat has brought open hardware projects to students in cities across America and around the world. Now, the leader in enterprise open source software is joining SparkFun, the leader in open source educational hardware, to bring the Co.Lab experience to your home.
Co.Lab uses open hardware and methodologies to teach students why being open is a better way to solve problems.
The Red Hat Co.Lab Farm kit packs three activities into one small box:
Add some sun, and a few days later you will have your own crop!
The Red Hat Co.Lab Robot Kit has everything you need to build your own wheeled open source robot. Equipped with LEDs, an accelerometer, a compass, and multiple sensors, the finished machine can spell your name in lights or guide itself through courses and mazes.
Open source began as a better way to make software. It’s become a movement that’s making our world better. From education to health care and energy to robotics, the core tenets of open source―transparency, collaboration, community, and inclusive meritocracy―create meaningful change.