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. By the way, StumbleUpon can recommend some good Techdirt articles, too.


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    Rekrul, Jun 20th, 2011 @ 8:31pm

    Pretty soon, they'll probably need to open source the seeds they'll plant, too.

    I'm sure Monsanto won't allow that...

     

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    Ben (profile), Jun 20th, 2011 @ 9:15pm

    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.

     

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    Michael Ho (profile), Jun 20th, 2011 @ 10:37pm

    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...

     

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    JoGnet.nl, Jun 20th, 2011 @ 11:49pm

    Overview open / copyleft hardware

     

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    JoGnet.nl, Jun 20th, 2011 @ 11:52pm

    More open-source hardware

     

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    ANdy, Aug 16th, 2011 @ 2:34am

    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!

     

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    William, Oct 9th, 2013 @ 10:32pm

    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.

     

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