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Facebook Twitter - The Next Generation Open Source UAV Autopilot - The Next Generation Open Source UAV Autopilot. Developing an OpenHardware Streaming Device. Open Source Laser Cut CT Scanner. Taking a DIY approach to high tech imaging Providing the magical ability to scan not only the surface, but also to reveal details of the insides of an object, the CT (computed tomography) scanner has quite literally changed the way we see ourselves.

Open Source Laser Cut CT Scanner

Modern CT scanners are frightfully expensive and are usually found in hospitals but Canadian-born Peter Jansen has built one himself out of laser cut wood. “After seeing the cost for my CT scan, I decided it was time to try to build an open source desktop CT scanner for small objects, and to do it for much less than the cost of a single scan.” With a design quite similar to the early commercial CT scanners, Peter’s device began as a quarter-scale laser cut acrylic version that he whipped up in a single day. He then used this mockup to help refine the design, under the watchful gaze of a friendly house cat. The way this scanner works is that a target object sits on a movable table that is then passed through a rotating ring. OpenCT via Makezine. OPENROV. Protei. >> 2013/04/25, 08:00 : Barcelona, Spain>> 2013/04/18, 08:00 - April 21, 20:00 : Casablanca, Morroco>> 2012/04/06, 08:00 - April 10, 20:00 Tema (Accra), Ghana>> 2013/03/25, 08:00 - March 30, 20:00 : CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA>> 2013/03/08, 08:00 - March 18, 20:00 : Port Louis, Mauritanie>> 2013/03/06 08:00 - March 11, 20:00 : Cochin, India>> 2013/03/01, 20:00 - Feb 25, 08:00 : Rangoon, Burma>> 2013/02/20, 08:00 - Feb 21, 20:00 : Singapore>> 2013/02/12, 08:00 - February 18, 16:00 : Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam>> 2013/02/07, 08:00 - Feb 8, 20:00 : Hong Kong>> 2013/02/03 : 08:00 - Feb 4, 20:00 : Shanghai, China>> 2013/01/30, 08:00 - Jan 31, 20:00 : Kobe, Japan>> 2013/01/27, 08:00 - Jan 28, 23:00 : Yokohama, Japan >> 2013/01/15, 08:00 - 16, 20:00 : Hilo, Hawaii, USA>> 2013/01/9, 17:00 : departure from San Diego, CA, USA >> 2012/11/29 : TEDxVilaMada "Nosso Planeta Agua" Sao Paolo, Brasil >> 2012/10/18 - 28 : Protei at Lodz Design Festival, Poland.


Blog. 10 of the Most incredible Open Source Hardware projects born in 2013. Introducing Tabby: an industrializable, production ready, versatile, universal chassis. David A. Mellis: DIY Cellphone. An exploration into the possibilities for individual construction and customization of the most ubiquitous of electronic devices, the cellphone.

David A. Mellis: DIY Cellphone

I investigate the implications of digital fabrication and open-source hardware for DIY practice. Research questions include: Learn More About MakerPlane. What is the issue?

Learn More About MakerPlane

What are we trying to solve? In a KITPLANES magazine survey in 1998, the following statistics were gathered from their subscribers: Average completion rate of aircraft from kits: 66%Average kit price: $20,580 (minus engine and avionics)Average completion rate of plans: estimated less than 10%Average plans price: $150Planning to build or building: 58%. Of those: Plan to build single place: 19%Plan to build two-seat: 62%Plan to build four-seat: 18%Undecided: 6% Although the figures are dated, the numbers are probably still in the ballpark today. The general specifications for the first MakerPlane aircraft (v1.0) can be found on the MP 1.0 project page located in The Hangar Workshop.

Customised, Fitted, Mechanical Fingers and Hands. OggStreamer – Developing an OpenHardware Streaming Device. ShopBot Unveils the Handibot at Hardware Innovation Workshop. The new Handibot, from ShopBot Tools.

ShopBot Unveils the Handibot at Hardware Innovation Workshop

A major manufacturer of CNC routers today launched what it hopes will be “a whole new class of digital tool” called the Handibot. The announcement was made at the Hardware Innovation Workshop, underway in San Mateo, Calif. ShopBot CEO Ted Hall introduces the Handibot at Wednesday’s Hardware Innovation Workshop. It will be available in June. ShopBot Tools, based in Durham, N.C., has been demonstrating the compact machine at HIW.

The ShopBot team shows off the CNC guts of the Handibot to an enthusiastic crowd. One of the unsung heroes of the “new industrial revolution,” the CNC (computer numerical control) router combines agile cutting power with computer-controlled, robotic smarts. ShopBot’s Handibot will be initially priced at $2,500, but the company is hoping that the price will float down over the next few years. Pinoccio - A Complete Ecosystem for Building the Internet of Things. Open hardware knitting machine. Open Hardware Pinoccio Is A Wireless, Web-Ready Microcontroller. Project Spaghetti Dinner.

DIYBookScanner. MaKey MaKey: An Invention Kit for Everyone (Official Site) Top ten open source projects of 2011. Best of the Blog 2011 – Open Source The open source movement has come a long way since its beginning with computer software.

Top ten open source projects of 2011

Build Your Own CNC Router, CNC Machine, or 3D Printer. “The Open Source Ecology Steam Engine Project” by Mark Norton — #ohsummit. September 27, 2011 AT 3:20 pm The final video I captured at the Open Hardware Summit was this interesting talk by Mark Norton.

“The Open Source Ecology Steam Engine Project” by Mark Norton — #ohsummit

Mark is heading up the steam engine project of the Global Village Construction Set. Open-sourcing purely mechanical projects like engines is something which I’ve been thinking about a lot lately, so this talk was really exciting to me. The idea, in the context of the GVCS, is to use this steam engine as a prime mover for a number of other tools, including electrical generators and pumps.

Because of it’s simplicity, and the fact that it can be powered by pretty much anything that makes enough heat to boil water, it’s a very useful and versatile source of power. Desktop CNC machine for $300 — an open hardware project on Kickstarter. Help make the ShapeOko DIY CNC machine a reality When Edward Ford told us about his plan to launch a Kickstarter project for his self-built CNC machine — made with SparkFun electronics and laser cut with his Personal Factory — we jumped at the chance to support his project.

Desktop CNC machine for $300 — an open hardware project on Kickstarter

The ShapeOko is a complete, desktop CNC machine that anyone can build for about $300. Aurora open source mixer : home. CubeSpawn – An open source, Flexible Manufacturing System (FMS) » CubeSpawn is an open source hardware project.

CubeSpawn – An open source, Flexible Manufacturing System (FMS) »

Its intended purpose is to “open source” a design for a flexible manufacturing system and design its components in such a way as to make the system capable of making most of its own parts. Frames, made from popular and widely available aluminum extrusion, are used to house machines that perform one step of a manufacturing process. With a bootstrapping (self starting) path to automated production built from open source designs, digital fabrication, and low cost fab-lab style manufacturing, individuals and small organizations can take advantage of contributed designs to rapidly provide commercial grade capabilities at DIY costs.

FabFi - FabLab Global. MetalicaRap. MetalicaRap Release status: Experimental MetalicaRap is an open 3D metal & home solar cell printer, based on the principles of electron beam welding and vapor deposition.


MetalicaRap is currently in the design stage. The goal is to have affordable home-manufacturing of solar cells, key electrical parts and milled-quality metal parts[3][4][5]. Pranav Mistry. Pearl Biotech Gel Electrophoresis with Blue Transilluminator - see bands in real time with no UV illuminator! Main Page. Documentation. Willow Garage. David A. Mellis: Fab Speakers. These portable speakers are made from laser-cut wood, fabric, veneer, and electronics. They are powered by three AAA batteries and compatible with any standard audio jack (e.g. on an iPhone, iPod, or laptop). The speakers are an experiment in open-source hardware applied to consumer electronics.

By making their original design files freely available online, in a way that's easy for others to modify, I hope to encourage people to make and modify them. In particular, I'd love to see changes or additions that I didn't think about and to have those changes shared publicly for others to use or continue to modify. The speakers have been designed to be relatively simple and cheap in the hopes of facilitating their production by others.

Design Files. HackingLab. Uzebox - The ATMega Game Console. About The Uzebox is a retro-minimalist 8-bit open source game console. It is based on an AVR 8-bit general purpose microcontroller made by Atmel. The particularity of the system is that it uses an interrupt driven kernel and has no frame buffer. Functions such as video signal generation, tile rendering and music mixing is done in realtime by a background task so your game can easily be developed in C. The design goal was to be as simple as possible yet have good enough sound and graphics to implement interesting games. Current Features Low parts count and cost: The system is made of only two chips and discrete components. Specifications These videos demonstrates some of the features of the Uzebox. Main Page.

OGP - Welcome to the Open Graphics Project : HomePage. Hi, this site has been down for a while. I decided to bring it back up read only. No (only) registered user is allowed to edit. This is because I am currently cleaning out over 5,000 spam pages and quite a few spammy users, and it was bringing down my server, and frankly due to some personal issues I did not have the time nor energy to deal with it. I have upgraded tikiwiki, but will continue to not allow newly registered users to edit on this wiki. If you would like to be an editor, please contact an admin or post on the opengraphics list. The Open Graphics Project (OGP) is developing graphics cards with Free-licensed specifications and Free Software drivers. We believe you have the right to own your computer and get the graphics you deserve. Currently your graphics are often restricted. The Open Graphics Project believes innovation and freedom is important. We believe your freedoms' include the right to own your computer and we welcome innovation.

Frequently Asked Questions. Simputer(TM): Welcome. An Open Source Processor used in Sun SPARC Servers. Adafruit. June 6, 2011 AT 12:05 am Microtouch – 2.4, make your own “iTouch-like” device! Sure, the latest “iTouchy” gadgets are pretty cool. But who wants a locked down device? Why not build your own touch-screen device, with your own apps, all on open source hardware and using open source tools? Adafruit. Dream.Addictive. The Open-Source Photographic Motion-Control Community.

Protei. Reflector Tech - Fab Lab wiki. From Fab Lab wiki. Experiments. Rapid Assembly for Physical Voxel Fabrication (Digital Materials) Research. OHANDA. OpenPCR - Open source, hackable PCR machine. Open Hardware Junkies. The Imaginary Marching Band by scott peterman. The Imaginary Marching Band is a series of open-source wearable instruments that allow people to create real music through pantomime. The Imaginary Trumpet With this work, I seek to advocate a more humorous and humane take on the devices that increasingly rule our daily lives. Although the computers we now carry with us wherever we go seem to draw us further and further into digital cocoons, I strongly believe as an artist that the future does not have to be so isolating.

The Imaginary Marching Band proposes a reality where technology helps us interact with the real world in more memorable, unique, and ultimately fun ways. It is also a performance piece - an actual band of skilled musicians who will use these new tools to craft a one-of-a-kind stage experience. GardenBot - open source garden automation project. Adafruit. Say Hello to POLYRO, The Friendly Open Source Robot. Tim Payne, the creator of the bipedal humanoid PROTO-2, has developed an open source robot that can be built on a budget.

It’s called POLYRO (oPen sOurce friendLY RObot), and makes extensive use of Willow Garage’s TurtleBot as its mobile base. TurtleBot takes advantage of low-cost components like the iRobot Create and Microsoft Kinect sensor, allowing it to autonomously map and navigate its environment. What POLYRO brings to the table is some much needed personality; primarily designed for human-robot interaction, it has a humanoid upper body. POLYRO stands 99cm (3’3″) tall and weighs 8.6kg (19.5 lbs) without its netbook. Its two arms have three degrees of freedom apiece, its head nods, and its stereoscopic eyes can blink. If university labs are looking for an inexpensive robot with plenty of potential for HRI studies, this may be the perfect solution, especially with ROS being all the rage. Thingiverse / Create Digital Music crossover! - MakerBot Industries.

Welcome. Projects. Elphel Development Blog. OpenEnergyMonitor. Evil Mad Science Shop. Rascal Micro. Open Hardware « Rowetel. Introduction This page describes open hardware telephony projects groups and individuals around the world. Several hardware development projects under way, covering the entire range of line interface hardware.

The best part is that all of the designs are open – you are free to use them for your hardware project! GSM Open source - Hardware - OS Alternatifs. News Kit D.I.Y PEQ-1 chez My Audio Lab.