DailyDirt: Open Source Hardware For Fun… And For The Preservation Of Civilization?
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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]
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Comments on “DailyDirt: Open Source Hardware For Fun… And For The Preservation Of Civilization?”
Pretty soon, they’ll probably need to open source the seeds they’ll plant, too.
I’m sure Monsanto won’t allow that…
Open source hardware
Openmoko was a (now somewhat defunct) open hardware cell-phone, but an open-source 3D printer at reprap.org is alive and doing well.
Re: Open source hardware
Open source cell phones seem doomed, though, since users still need a wireless service provider for the phone to run on.
More open source home appliances would be nice — there’s really no good reason for every refrigerator/dishwasher/microwave manufacturer to create their own proprietary hardware…
Overview open / copyleft hardware
See Qi hardware:
More open-source hardware
Wikipedia -> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open-source_hardware
Open Source comes with a nasty backside
I think OpenSource comes with a nasty backside to it. It reveals it’s code to potential hackers that could use it for their own advantage to take over systems. Although I love that so many people can contribute to a project. I’m looking at Android and.. just wow! Amazing OS for mobile phones!
Blue Prints for Farm Machinery
I like the idea of the blue prints for farm machinery to help build self sustaining villages. That really sounds like a worth while project to continue with. Unless the huge petrochemical companies find out and buy it out. http://tinyurl.com/civilconstructionmachinery Handy if it works for the machinery industry all round I think.