The White House experiments with Open Source Hardware…for Xmas!

By on December 22, 2014
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Intresting to see how the first moment in which the white house is related to the concept of open source hardware is for the creation of a funny christmas decoration – two dog “animatrons”.

Read the full story on White house blog and access files on GitHub.

As often, everything is powered by Arduino boards.

This year the White House enlisted Stephanie Santoso, Mark DeLoura, and Laura Gerhardt from the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) and David Naffis and Bosco So from the Presidential Innovation Fellows (PIF) program to feature Bo and Sunny in the holiday decorations as life-size, animated “dog-bots.

via Making at the White House: Creating Bo-Bot and Sunny-Bot | The White House.

About Simone Cicero

Simone Cicero is a blogger (at, strategist & speaker. Simone is also a long time Open Source advocate and Open Source Electronics editor. Follow him on twitter at @meedabyte

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