Mon, 14 Oct 2019 18:23:17 +0200 
THE PREMISE: As a society, we need an open source device for reading. Books are among the most important documents of our culture, yet the most popular and widespread devices we have for reading — the Kobo, the Nook, the Kindle and even the iPad — are closed devices, operating as small moving parts in a set of giant closed platforms whose owners' interests are not always aligned with readers'.

The Open Book aims to be a simple device that anyone with a soldering iron can build for themselves. The Open Book should be comprehensible: the reader should be able to look at it and understand, at least in broad strokes, how it works. It should be extensible, so that a reader with different needs can write code and add accessories that make the book work for them. It should be global, supporting readers of books in all the languages of the world. Most of all, it should be open, so that anyone can take this design as a starting point and use it to build a better book.


 Thu, 11 Jul 2019 11:13:22 +0200 
Does it also remove snails from the salad?

#^FarmBot | Open-Source CNC Farming
Humanity's first robot farmers for home, educational, and commercial use. 100% Open-Source · Premium Hardware · Worldwide Shipping · Step-by-Step Assembly Instructions · Drag and Drop Farm Designer · Control and Configure from Anywhere · Own Your Food

SPACE10 open sources The Growroom

 Thu, 23 Feb 2017 14:06:53 +0100 
You just need to find someone with a CNC milling machine.

#^SPACE10 open sources The Growroom

The design for The Growroom, an urban farm pavilion that looks into how cities can feed themselves through food producing architecture, is now open source and available for anyone to use.
 Thu, 26 Jun 2014 00:09:26 +0200 
Very sad news from the #Improv and KDE tablet front today. :'(

Open Crypto Chip

 Sat, 17 May 2014 22:26:33 +0200 
#^ OpenCryptoChip – Open Crypto Project

We need to support key wrapping. Some pointers: As a proof of concept, to validate as much as possible the assurance of the tools and methods, and as a demonstration of the project tools, team, and architecture, we have a proposed version 0.01 product as a proof of concept and a demonstration of the project tools, team, and architecture Here is a w...

Blinkenlights Starter Kit

 Wed, 12 Feb 2014 00:00:43 +0100 
Looking for some full-color RGB LED Stripes or a LED Matrix for a long time. TinkerForge sounds interesting. Does someone has experiences with these TinkerForge bricks?

The Starter Kit: Blinkenlights is a huge, freely programmable display. It consist of 200 independently controllable full-color RGB LED pixels that can be changed up to 100 times per second. Possible applications are vast. The kit can be used to create party games, exhibition presentations, fancy mood lighting and custom displays of any kind.

Open Hardware for KDE

 Mon, 27 Jan 2014 21:53:43 +0100 
Interesting article about #Improv and Open Hardware in general.

Open Hardware for KDE
From its beginning, KDE has been a leader in innovation in free (libre) and open source software (FLOSS), but there is a threat to that leadership in one of the fastest growing areas of technology. The advantages of free and open development and use are clear for software; now closed and proprietary strategies have become standard in other kinds of technology. The need for technology freedom has moved from software to other more corporate-controllable areas—notably hardware and the Internet. As was the case when KDE started, community-developed, freedom-oriented technology is necessary to break the stranglehold of large companies that are more committed to managers and investors than to users. But this won’t be easy and it can’t be left to a few people. The entire KDE Community has a stake in the outcome. For that matter, this should be a concern to anyone who develops free and open software, anyone who uses it, anyone who benefits from it. And that includes just about everyone using technology today. New hardware has been announced that addresses the need for openness beyond software. Community help is needed to support a generous, far-sighted open hardware project involving mostly KDE people and certainly following KDE principles. Please consider contributing financially to open hardware for KDE.

Nice quote:
The opposite of "open" is "theirs".
David Weinberger

Hardware for Free software hackers and innovators

 Sun, 19 Jan 2014 17:27:44 +0100 

#^The Luminosity of Free Software Episode 15
by Aaron Seigo on YouTube

Starting at 31:00 some interesting information about #Improv and other development boards.

A new order...

 Fri, 17 Jan 2014 23:16:01 +0100 
Finally ordered an #Improv today. :-)

Improv | Vaultechnology Store
A modular engineering kit that includes a swappable CPU and a separate feature card. The cost is $75 plus shipping, and taxes where applicable. More purchasing information. Currently available for purchase in North America and Europe (additional regions coming soon). Purchase today for shipping in January. More images, detailed information and proj...



 Wed, 27 Nov 2013 21:37:55 +0100 
These CPU cards are quite impressive. #improv

#^Aaron introduces Improv, Part 1: Hardware
by Make·Play·Live on YouTube

Really great project.

#^Aaron introduces Improv, Part 3: Our motivations
by Make·Play·Live on YouTube