Open source hardware

Federico Musto is out as Arduino CEO

Last week Arduino AG, the holding company for the open source Arduino project, announced that CEO Federico Musto stepped down, to be replaced with Massimo Banzi as new Chairman and CTO of Arduino and

CEO controversy mars Arduino’s open future

Things in the normally placid world of open source hardware are heating up as major figures in the Maker movement have begun speaking out against the current managing director of Arduino AG, Frederico

The LittleBits Code Kit is an easy way to play (and learn) with Arduino

I’m not a fan of educational toys. They’re usually either too educational or too toy-like and, in the end, kids get little education and little fun. The Code Kit from LittleBits has change

Wanna hack your car? Macchina is a plug-and-vroom solution

You can hack your IKEA furniture to be more awesome. You can hack video games to make your fellow gamers hate your guts. And with the help of Macchina -- now on Kickstarter -- you can teach your car a

Facebook speeds up its data center network with the launch of its Backpack switch platform

Facebook is on a mission to make the fiber optic networking inside of its data centers go from 40G to 100G. Its Wedge 100 top-of-rack network switch (basically, the device that connects all the serve

Microsoft open sources its next-gen cloud hardware design

Microsoft today open sourced its next-gen hyperscale cloud hardware design and contributed it to the Open Compute Project (OCP). Microsoft joined the OCP, which also includes Facebook, Google, Intel,

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. Whil

Fleks3D Lets You Pull Your 3D Prints Out Of Your Printer With A Quickness

Pulling a 3D print out of your printer is usually a process fraught with conflict. Who will do it? Can you hire someone? Why does it have to be so painful? Has the deity abandoned us Earth people, lea

Underwater Drone Startup OpenROV Launches A Super Fast Exploration Robot

Trident is a remote-controlled, camera-equipped underwater drone – and it’s the fastest machine yet from underwater robotics startup OpenROV. Trident can go “as fast as Michael Phel

Littlebits Releases A Wonderful Gizmo And Gadgets Kit

LittleBits are fantastic, but I’ve never been able to recommend them for kids. Most of the company’s kits are just not intuitive for novices, nor do they contain everything needed to make

Small, Stackable And Cheap, Microduino Puts ‘Arduino In Your Pocket’

<a target="_blank" href="http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/microduino/microduino-arduino-in-your-pocket-small-stackable">Microduino Studio</a> wants to make Arduino more accessible by creating a sma

New Marketplace: inMojo Is An Etsy For Open Source Hardware

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/inmojo-620x338.png" /> Hardware and gadget freaks with a penchant for hand-made <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open-source_hardwa

Bug Labs announces five new BUGmodules

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/11/imgp0245.JPG" alt="" />It seems like TI's DLP pico projectors are going to make a big push at this year's CES. I mean, even <a href="http

Fuzebox: open-source 8-bit game console

Although I know that I personally will never play anything on one (nobody I know is crafty enough to put something together), I definitely respect this little guy. Looks like you can plug a couple SNE

You want to see a video of the Bug Labs hardware in action, don't you?

http://progressive.playstream.com/playstream/progressive/flashplayers/FLVPlayer.swf This is the first real demo of Bug Labs’ open source hardware thing. It’s a skeleton that you add compon