from the urls-we-dig-up dept
Hacking (or even just repairing) proprietary hardware can be a frustrating experience. Fortunately, there are more than a few folks developing open source hardware projects of all kinds -- from mobile phone kits to various kinds of heavy machinery for farming. If you know of any other cool open source hardware projects, feel free to discuss them in the comments.
- The HexBright is an open source flashlight that lets users recharge and reprogram this flashlight over USB. It ain't cheap to pre-order one from Kickstarter, but you could always build your own.... [url]
- TED Fellow Marcin Jakubowski has been working to create 50 open source blueprints for farm machinery -- aiming to help build self-sustaining villages for about $10,000. Pretty soon, they'll probably need to open source the seeds they'll plant, too. [url]
- The 2nd Annual Open Hardware Summit is accepting submissions for its gathering on September 15th, 2011 in New York City. The deadline for submissions is coming up soon -- June 24th. [url]
- To discover more interesting tech-related content, check out what's currently floating around the StumbleUpon universe. [url]