Open Hardware Summit 2013 review

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The Open Hardware Summit is becoming my favorite event of the year. It’s a great cross-section of what people are doing with hardware. I had submitted a talk about ethics and labor in computing, but the talk was rejected. I didn’t feel bad about it because I was confident that the organizers would pick a… Read more »

Cameron’s Open Hardware Summit review

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The Suspect Devices “team” attended the Open Hardware Summit in New York City this past week. It was really thrilling to be around so many creative and intellectually curious people. Many of the talks in the afternoon made me realize that we in open hardware have the potential to do a lot of great work… Read more »

Resources for the Newly Inducted

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Now that you’ve taken the plunge into microcontrollers, here are some good resources to help you with your first project. Books Getting Started in Electronics by Forrest Mims A good resource if you have zero experience with electronics. Physical Computing: Sensing and Controlling the Physical World with Computers by Dan O’Sullivan and Tom Igoe Covers… Read more »

Slicing up Maple Bacon

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I had been itching to do more Eagle projects since I took Laen’s class, so Don tasked me with a variation of the Maple Mini┬áto use with a Gainspan module. It is rather large, but the surface mount parts are large enough to do at home on a hotplate. In fact, the board is designed… Read more »