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July 31, 2007

Open Source Hardware – Phillip Torrone and Limor Fried

at 5:15 am. Filed under Cool Gadgets, DIY Hacks


Phil Torrone from Make Magazine and Limor Fried from Adafruit Industries presented a fantastic keynote at OSCON (O’Reilly Open Source Convention). The video is about an hour long but it is worth it.

Here are some links to a few item mentioned.
RepRap – 3D Printer
WRT54G – Linksys Router
Open Prosthetics Project
Make Store

“Open source hardware is a term slowly working its way into many new projects and efforts, but what is it? There are a few definitions, some of which come from “open source software,” which is usually considered software’s “source code under a license (or arrangement such as the public domain) that permits users to study, change, and improve the software, and to redistribute it in modified or unmodified form.” So how does this translate to hardware? This session will focus on electronic hardware, the layers they can be divided into, different document types, licensing concerns, and a show-n-tell of hardware. From the O’Reilly Media Open Source Convention, July 27 2007″