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Open Source Hardware Certifications For March 2020

Open Source Hardware Certifications For March 2020

  It is time again for your monthly OSHWA Certification update. Our newly certified projects this month reflect the Coronavirus pandemic. These certification fall roughly into two groups, projects directly trying to address the pandemic, and organizations impacted by the pandemic using recent social distancing rules to catch up on the certification of existing products. […]

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December 2019 Certified Open Source Hardware

December 2019 Certified Open Source Hardware

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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Pioneering Desktop 3D Printer Maker Printrbot Closes Shop

Pioneering Desktop 3D Printer Maker Printrbot Closes Shop

One of the seminal companies in the maker community is no longer. With a brief note on their site today, digital fabrication tool makers Printrbot announces their closure. Led by the charismatic Brook Drumm, the company launched in 2011 with a hyper-successful Kickstarter for an affordable 3D printer kit, raising $830,000 for a $500 machine, […]

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Maker Pro News: Makers Will Run the Factories of the Future

Maker Pro News: Makers Will Run the Factories of the Future

The U.S. manufacturing sector has changed profoundly over the past two decades, with classic assembly lines giving way to a streamlined, automated environment that often harnesses the latest fabrication technology.

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Open World: Why Are We Makers?

Open World: Why Are We Makers?

What does it even mean to be a maker, to run a makerspace, or to participate in the Maker Movement?

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Maker Pro News: A Great Startup Doesn’t Need a Breakthrough Technology

Maker Pro News: A Great Startup Doesn’t Need a Breakthrough Technology

Entrepreneurs often promote their products as breakthroughs, however it’s often more prudent to watch the market for a new proof of concept first.

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