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Open Source House Building

In the past I bookmarked several “open source hardware” project, including Obrary (machines!), AKER (gardening), Opendesk (furniture), and Precious Plastic (plastic recycling).

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Sociotechnical

Spaceship Interface Arduino

I started working with Arduino boards, and I recently made a circuit that is supposed to be a representation of a spaceship interface. It has 3 LEDs in it, which turn on depending on if you press the button.

Open source hardware sparks innovation

Nathan Seidle, founder and CEO of SparkFun Electronics, believes open source is not only good for humanity, but also good for business. SparkFun is a successful online retailer that sells the parts people need to build electronics projects. 754 more words

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Here’s why we should welcome our robot overlords

When Richard Hulskes (@Rieshuls), co-founder of Wevolver, was a kid, he spent endless hours building rockets and robots―often unsuccessfully. Today, he prints them. 580 more words

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Google launches Project Bloks, a new open hardware platform for teaching kids to code

Google today announced Project Bloks, a new open hardware platform that allows developers, designers and educators to build physical programming experiences that can help kids (5+) learn to code. 651 more words

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Hackaday Prize Entry: Micro Robots For Education

and needed a educational hardware platform that would fit into the constrained spaces and budgets of college classes. Because nothing out there that was cheap, simple and capable enough to fit their program, the two teachers for robotics at the Imperial College Robotics Society set out to build their own – and entered the Hackaday Prize with a… 290 more words

Robots Hacks

Sex toy patents arrived in the EU

Recently the EAN magazine interviewed Frank Ferrari from we-vibe. The US company was granted the patent EP1824440. They applied in 2005. It took so long “at least in part to the filing of several third-party observations”. 288 more words

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