Open source hardware in the New York Times

Good to see open source hardware getting some well deserved action in the NY Times, here’s a good read about the Neuros recorder we’ve covered here-

“HACKERS, welcome! Here are detailed circuit diagrams of our products — modify them as you wish.”

That’s not an announcement you’ll find on the Web sites of most consumer electronics manufacturers, who tend to keep information on the innards of their machines as private as possible.

But Neuros Technology International, creator of a new video recorder, has decided to go in a different direction. The company, based in Chicago, is providing full documentation of the hardware platform for its recorder, the Neuros OSD (for open source device), so that skilled users can customize or “hack” the device — and then pass along the improvements to others.

What This Gadget Can Do Is Up to You – New York Times – [via] Link.

Make 562-1

  • Neuros @ MAKE – Link.
  • Open source hardware @ MAKE – Link.
  • Open source hardware guide (2007) – Link.
  • What is open source hardware? – Link.

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