Latest from Phillip Torrone


Last week I saw Michael Weinberg's article on MAKE "Stratasys Sues Afinia: Ramifications for the Desktop 3D Printing Industry". After reading it I had more questions about Stratasys, patents and MakerBot. I emailed Bre Pettis the CEO of MakerBot and with permission I am posting up the responses here on MAKE,... Read more »


Feel like someone is snooping on you? Browse the web anonymously anywhere you go with the Onion Pi anonymizing Tor proxy. This is a cool weekend project, developed by Phil Torrone and Limor Fried, that uses a Raspberry Pi mini computer, USB wi-fi adapter, and Ethernet cable to create a... Read more »


I spend most of my days working on open source hardware in some way, and I want to talk about some of the unspoken rules we all seem to follow. Read more »


There's a brewing dispute over a $157,571 fully backed Kickstarter “smARtDUINO: Open System by former ARDUINO’s manufacturer”. The Arduino team just posted some of the issues up (check out the comments as well) - some trademark, some about who/what may have, or may not have worked with the Arduino factory... Read more »


Today Ladyada and I visited the new MakerBot store in NYC. Video above, (photos here). Great location, and it was packed in waves, even on a Sunday. MakerBot has MakerBot-made designs for sale in the store, as well as community-made models. All the designers were contacted and compensated for their... Read more »


The Open Hardware Summit still needs some sponsor support. ANYONE can sponsor the Summit and every bit counts – and there are some pretty great benefits you’ll see when you click through the link. If you enjoy the wonderful world of open source software and hardware PLEASE considering supporting the... Read more »