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This Tiny Belt Printer Cleverly Uses Common Sanding Belts

This Tiny Belt Printer Cleverly Uses Common Sanding Belts

One of the most wonderful parts of open source hardware is seeing all the variations and permutations that spring to life around a central idea. In this case the idea is the belt printer, and this latest variation is adorably tiny.   Built by Aidil Jazmi, this little print factory uses the sanding belt from […]

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Plan C Live: Design, Make, Protect — A Survey Of Maker Response In 2020

Plan C Live: Design, Make, Protect — A Survey Of Maker Response In 2020

In 2020, makers responded to the crisis of Covid-19 and produced millions of units of PPE, getting them into the hands those who needed them most. This intensive and extensive effort called on preexisting networks and built new ones. The maker community centralized and distributed designs through open source repositories, prompting innovation and collaboration across […]

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Open Source Hardware Certifications For September 2020

Open Source Hardware Certifications For September 2020

Hello Makers, In the month of September we had 43 newly certified open-source pieces of hardware. Today we will take a look into them! First we have “Ajolote” badges from Electronic Cats. This was created especially to teach anyone to solder their first electronic card; It is a very basic soldering kit and suitable for […]

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July’s Freshly Certified Open Hardware Projects

July’s Freshly Certified Open Hardware Projects

The month of July had a number of new and notable projects certified as open source hardware that are worth checking out. This month saw fewer projects certified than in previous months; and it appears that the initial rush by the likes of AdaFruit, Sparkfun, and Olimex to certify their product lines has tapered off. […]

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Open Source Hardware Certifications For June 2020

Open Source Hardware Certifications For June 2020

The Open Source Hardware Association (OSHWA) runs a free program that allows creators to certify that their hardware complies with the community definition of open source hardware.  Whenever you see the certification logo, you know that the certified hardware meets this standard. The certification site includes a full list of all of the certified open […]

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Makers Wanted: Help Keep 3D Printers Unlocked

Makers Wanted: Help Keep 3D Printers Unlocked

Every three years, the US Copyright Office gets to make it legal to break Digital Rights Management (DRM, also known as digital locks) in certain situations.

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Open Source Hardware Certifications for April 2020

Open Source Hardware Certifications for April 2020

The Open Source Hardware Association (OSHWA) runs a free program that allows creators to certify that their hardware complies with the community definition of open source hardware.  Whenever you see the certification logo, you know that the certified hardware meets this standard. The certification site includes a full list of all of the certified open […]

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