Open Source Hardware

Maker Pro News: Should Your Startup Go Open Source? and More

Maker Pro News: Should Your Startup Go Open Source? and More

Catch the latest ways makers are impacting business and technology this week. Our coverage includes hardware startups, new products, incubators, and innovators, along with technology and market trends.

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Anatomy of the RollJam Wireless Car Hack

Anatomy of the RollJam Wireless Car Hack

If you’ve been on the internet lately, you’ve likely seen the storm of news of Samy Kamkar’s device that can intercept and store keyless entry codes for cars and garages. Built for under $50 using a Teensy 3.1 and a couple of radios, the “RollJam” device is said to allow its user unfettered access to your automobile […]

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Adorable Automated Turret Launches Rubber Band Barrage

Adorable Automated Turret Launches Rubber Band Barrage

This 3D printed rubber band launching turret looks like it popped right out of Portal.

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With Linux and Creative Commons, The  CHIP Computer Reveals Its Open Source Details

With Linux and Creative Commons, The $9 CHIP Computer Reveals Its Open Source Details

We’ve been wondering exactly how open source CHIP, the $9 computer, is. Turns out, it’s really freaking open! These are the files you are looking for… Open hardware files and the general Next Thing Co.docs page. The initial launch of CHIP from the Oakland, California-based Next Thing Co. made big waves a few months back […]

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This 3D Printer Mod Lets You Carve Metal With Electricity

This 3D Printer Mod Lets You Carve Metal With Electricity

Take any 3D printer, throw on this modular head, and use it as an EDM machine to do precise metal carving. Exciting stuff! [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rXE5WKopqT8] What’s EDM? Electro-Discharge Machining or “spark erosion” is a fairly specialized field that not many hobbyists are familiar with. The technique flips traditional electrical design upside down by trying to […]

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