Open Source Hardware

Ikea for Farming: Flat-Pack Hen House, Worm Bin, Beehive

Ikea for Farming: Flat-Pack Hen House, Worm Bin, Beehive

As many of us become more concerned and aware of the foods we are consuming, urban farming has taken off as not only a way to produce healthy foods, but also to help produce foods in a more economical and environmentally-friendly fashion. Now, the AKER project is utilizing the power of CNC technology to make […]

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Massimo Banzi: Fighting for Arduino

Massimo Banzi: Fighting for Arduino

Massimo Banzi tells us about a serious rift in the core Arduino team, which is just coming to light now. One of the founding team members has gone off on his own, claiming rights to Arduino and starting a separate operation. We asked Massimo to explain the situation in his own words. —Dale Dougherty   […]

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Open-Source Chemistry: Autodesk Shares Formula for 3DP Resin

Open-Source Chemistry: Autodesk Shares Formula for 3DP Resin

Last year when Autodesk announced their new Spark platform, they promised to make it open and accessible to users. This week, they made a huge step forward with that promise by releasing the formula for the resin that they use in their Ember SLA printer. While most manufacturers keep their resin recipes a secret – […]

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Thinify Your Project Enclosure Using Layers of PCB

Thinify Your Project Enclosure Using Layers of PCB

Enclosure design can be a daunting task. Unfortunately, it is a task that nearly every project will require. A forum user at the EEVblog has taken a very elegant approach to his enclosure design by constructing the entire thing from PCB. One possible benefit from this design is that getting PCB milled might be much […]

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Lulzbot Skyrockets, Surprises With Early Taz 5 Release

Lulzbot Skyrockets, Surprises With Early Taz 5 Release

Lulzbot surprised us this week with the announcement of their new iteration of their flagship printer, the Taz 5. Lulzbot claims that explosive growth has allowed them to release their new printer ahead of schedule. Our review of the Taz 4 was released as part of Make 42 in November, its high quality and feature set make […]

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Helping Those In Need With A Portable 3D Printed Wind Turbine

Helping Those In Need With A Portable 3D Printed Wind Turbine

In today’s connected world, cellular service is often more ubiquitous than the power needed to charge the phones. A few years ago, a post here at Make pointed me to a story about the creation of a simple hydroelectric generator to help residents of small village in Guatemala charge their phones so that they could sell the coffee they were growing […]

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Video: Teenage NASA Employee Creates Mind-Control Bionic Arm

Video: Teenage NASA Employee Creates Mind-Control Bionic Arm

It’s always great to hear about young people doing good things for humanity. Easton LaChappelle not only blows my mind but is a huge inspiration. The 19 year old recently accepted a job with NASA after creating a 3D printed prosthetic arm that is controlled by your mind. LaChappelle become interested in robotics and technology at age 14. (Yes, you’re reading […]

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