Open source hardware

  • Littlebits Releases A Wonderful Gizmo And Gadgets Kit

    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 gadgets that will keep kids interested. Well, the NYC-based gadget just released a kit that addresses this issue and it should be perfect for budding makers. At least 12 gadgets can be made from… Read More

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

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

    Microduino Studio wants to make Arduino more accessible by creating a smaller, flexible and cheaper hardware addition to the prototyping platform. All Arduino-compatible boards and extension modules created by Microduino are about the size of a quarter and stackable, which makes it easy to build micro-robotics and other small projects. Read More

  • New Marketplace: inMojo Is An Etsy For Open Source Hardware

    Hardware and gadget freaks with a penchant for hand-made open source hardware now have a marketplace, which lets them sell and buy open (source) hardware online and worldwide. For sellers, inMojo solves the problem of limited sales channels and great ideas simply getting lost in the crowd. Open hardware buyers now have a destination to discover and compare new open hardware products in a… Read More

  • Bug Labs announces five new BUGmodules

    It seems like TI’s DLP pico projectors are going to make a big push at this year’s CES. I mean, even Wowwee is getting into and we’ve caught wind of a few other big time players who are getting ready to announce similar devices over the course of the week. Bug Labs now has one and they’re calling it the BUGprojector. The other four BUGmodules include BUGsound, BUG3g… Read More

  • 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 SNES controllers right in there, load your homebrewed game off an SD card, and S-Video it out to your TV. The Fuzebox doesn’t have anything built in but a really basic BIOS and it has about… Read More

  • You want to see a video of the Bug Labs hardware in action, don't you? This is the first real demo of Bug Labs’ open source hardware thing. It’s a skeleton that you add components onto. If you want an MP3 playing camcorder and flashlight, you get those parts and put them together. And this is it working right now. Read More