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July 15, 2011

Dangerous Prototypes Rockin the Open Source Hardware Project Space

at 12:09 pm. Filed under Complex Hacks, Cool Gadgets, DIY Hacks, Educational, Electronic Hacks


Our friend Ian Lesnet from Dangerous Prototypes is sure Rockin the Open Source Hardware Project Space. As many of you know he is attempting to build a new open source project every month (well at least every month on average). Most of you probably didn’t know that Ian and I worked over at the AOL property DIY Life for a short time (Ian longer than me). Hot Hardware did a great interview with with Ian recently, if you want to learn more about the Open Source Hardware Project space and what Dangerous Prototypes is up to this article is a great read. Thanks for the mention of Hacked Gadgets in the interview by the way Ian!

Q: The Web Platform is described as a “tiny server” … is it actually a server? What kind of CPU? Does it have any storage/memory?

It is a starting point for designing things that need Internet access. It has a 16bit CPU with 8K of RAM and runs at 80MHz, a microSD card is used for storage. The software can be changed over USB. The community uses it for lots of stuff, everything from home automation to remote weather stations.”