Open Hardware

Building Battle Bots and Rockets in New Jersey

Have you ever wanted to build your own battle robot or electronics but don’t have the tools? If so, you want to check out this interview with Rick Anderson one of the founders of FUBAR labs in New Jersey. New Jersey’s FIRST hackerspace. Rick’s main project right now is Fubarino…a ChipKit compatible pic32 board he’s going […]

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Experience the joy of Making with Dale Dougherty

Transcript Dale Dougherty: I’m Dale Dougherty and I am the founder of MAKE magazine and creative Maker Faire. I live in Sebastopol, California and I am happy to be here and talk to you. Steve: Fantastic. Thank you for joining us. How long has MAKE magazine and Maker Faire been around? Dale: Sure. MAKE magazine […]

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What manufacturers don’t want you to know about Peer Production

Peer production flips the idea of the factory by using resources spread across the community instead of in a centralized location. Factories are the inevitable result of using expensive machines that require costly organizational process to use effectively. This is why the original Ford plant took in raw materials in one end and spit out […]

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How can Open Design help you?

Open Design is the sharing of designs and instructions to build physical objects such as consumer products or industrial machines. Open Design most commonly used a creative commons or a copyleft license to allow people to share and alter designs. It’s based on the Open Source movement but is focused on tangible objects rather than […]

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