• RISC-V, THE ERA OF OPEN SOURCE CPU HAS BEGUN

      Open architectures for processors too? It looks like it can be done, and probably in the near future.   The project of an “open hardware” CPU, entertained only in the academic work until now, is now...

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  • Open Source e-Bike Rentals Powered by Lightning Network

    Matthias Steinig, a German developer whose focus seems to be on the development of Lightning Network-enabled technologies to serve consumers, has created a new mechanism that allows e-bikes to be rented in exchange for payments on the bitcoin Lightning Network. The...

    • Posted 7 months ago
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  • Alphabot2: the OpenSource Robot

      The latest robot from Waveshare, it adds interesting features to the qualities of its predecessor. You were able to appreciate the instructional robotics platform on wheels called Alphabot, in an article dedicated to it, and you...

    • Posted 10 months ago
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  • Alphabot, THE OPEN SOURCE ROBOT

      A robotics development platform based on a two-wheel mechanics plus pivoting wheel on which you can prototype applications, controllable with popular Arduino Uno, Raspberry Pi 3 boards or both.  Robotics is one of the most engaging...

    • Posted 12 months ago
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  • An Open Source Frequency Meter and clock generator

      On the hardware of the controller board LED Matrix, by taking advantage of the reconfigurability of the onboard FPGA, we can build a bivalent tool that is extremely useful to have on our work bench. If...

    • Posted 1 year ago
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  • Build your own LED powered light Saber

      The Star Wars saga, created by George Lucas and started 40 years ago with the first Star Wars movie, has fascinated and somehow amused more than a generation; many successful movies have been proposed to the...

    • Posted 2 years ago
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  • An Open Source MP3 player for your Car

      It is based on the DFRobot module, and enables the playing of musical tracks that have been recorded on a microSD or on a USB Pen Drive; it is supplied with outputs that enable to connect...

    • Posted 2 years ago
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  • Interview to Dale Dougherty: Founder & CEO MAKE Magazine and Maker Faire

        How you can read from his Twitter profile, Dale Dougherty is the Founder of MAKE Magazine and creator of Maker Faire. I had the opportunity to interview him about the makers, about Arduino and Raspberry Pi and...

    • Posted 2 years ago
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  • RandA & Raspberry Pi 3: what’s new

      RandA has been updated to be compatible with the 3rd version of Raspberry Pi: let’s going deep and explain all the new features. As you probably know, if you are familiar with the evolution of the...

    • Posted 2 years ago
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  • Delaktig: IKEA’s Open Source and Hackable Sofa!

    Sure it’s not an open source hardware news, but it’s an open source relevant news definitely, anyway! Ikea has now decided to support the creative conversion of its products with a new line of furniture that breaks with tradition, leaving...

    • Posted 2 years ago
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  • Volunteers Make 3D-Printed Prosthetic Hands for Kids

    Ivan Owen’s initial idea has grown into the open-source e-NABLE Community, volunteer army with nearly 10,000 participants in 40 countries, bringing 3D-printed prosthetic hands to kids everywhere. By sharing open-source designs online, any tinkerer with a 3D...

    • Posted 2 years ago
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  • Vinduino, a water saving project

    The Vinduino project (Vineyard + Arduino) started out of necessity to better manage irrigation in Southern California vineyard and reduce agricultural water consumption by 25% (25% of 42 million acre feet/year is more than the annual urban water...

    • Posted 2 years ago
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  • What’s the weather like in IoL City?

    Against any racial discrimination, I think that Lego City citizens have a right to know the weather. In the quest for a true “Internet of Things” solution, a Cactus Micro Rev2 – Arduino with an ESP8266 WiFi module...

    • Posted 2 years ago
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  • Orange Pi, the unconventional choice

    What could the best choice be if you don’t want to buy an Arduino or a Raspberry Pi board? This is the same question Dave Egts made himself, and Orange Pi is his answer. Dave needed the...

    • Posted 2 years ago
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  • uArm Swift, your open-source robotic assistant

    The uArm Swift is an open-source robotic assistant for your desktop. It’s a smaller and sleeker version of the UFACTORY company’s original device from 2014. Based on an Arduino Mega, the robot is capable of lifting 500 grams (1.1 pounds) with a working range of 5 to...

    • Posted 2 years ago
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  • Google Plans: AI on Raspberry Pi

    Google is intending to expand the dev tools available to makers using the Raspberry Pi microprocessor to power their projects this year — potentially offering software tools for face- and emotion-recognition, speech-to-text translation, natural language processing, sentiment analysis, predictive analytics and...

    • Posted 2 years ago
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  • Phone-Controlled Door Lock With a Raspberry Pi

    How many times you lose time looking for your home keys in front of the door? Are the keys in your wife’s bag? Lost in your car? Are you sure it never happened to you? …never say never!!...

    • Posted 2 years ago
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  • Mercury IoT System, Soon Available on Open-Electronics!

    Open Electronics is working with our friend Francesco Ficili  to work out a new modular development system for IoT application: the Mercury System, soon available on our store. It is a modular HW/SW development platform composed by: A...

    • Posted 2 years ago
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