Sepp Hasslberger: IndieBox Open Source Hardware Lets You Take Your Data Back from Google and Do CISCO-Like Rule-Making Without CISCO

Sepp Hasslberger

Sepp Hasslberger

We are finally seeing the de-centralized internet coming together.  Lots of people are working on this, both on software and hardware (like this computer/personal server) to make it a reality.

Out in the Open: The Tiny Box That Lets You Take Your Data Back From Google | Enterprise | WIRED

From May 14, 9:54 AM

For open source developer Johannes Ernst, what the world really needs is a simple device that anyone can use to take their data back from the wilds of the internet.

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So he designed the Indie Box, a personal web server preloaded with open source software that lets you run your own web services from your home network–and run them with relative ease.

You can’t buy an Indie Box yet, but you can pre-order one through the crowdfunding site Indie GoGo.

The first Indie Box will run off an Intel Atom processor, 2GB of RAM, and two 1TB hard drives that mirror each other to help protect your data.

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Jean Lievens: Arduinos, 3D printing, and more at Red Hat open hardware day

Jean Lievens

Jean Lievens

Arduinos, 3D printing, and more at Red Hat open hardware day

The team gathered in one of the large conference rooms at Red Hat tower in Raleigh on March 21 to make an open hardware day of it.

We ordered some delicious burritos and discussed how the next few hours would unfold. We decided we’d load up Arduino software on my laptop, switch on the ginormous monitor in the front of the room, and see if we could make some blinky lights happen—maybe even make an LED display come to life with something like: “ for the win.” After we ate as much queso dip as possible, we opened up our newly purchased Starter Kit for Redboard and got to work.

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Jean Lievens: Open Source Electronics, 3D Printing, & Robotics Creating a Revolution in Manufacturing

Jean Lievens

Jean Lievens

From February 8, 11:16 PM

Three innovations — 3D printing, robotics, and open source electronics — are breaking that mold of manufacturing. They’re ushering in a new era based on customization, on demand manufacturing, and regional, even local manufacturing.

3D Printing Has Started A Revolution

Paul R. Brody

Huffington Post, 30 January 2014

The revolution brewing in electronics is unprecedented — even for an industry that is used to being upended. The rules that defined a century of innovation, design, and production are about to be rewritten. And modern manufacturing will be swept away.

Few companies grasp the coming upheaval. Perhaps because 3D printing, an innovation that can come across as a curiosity, is propelling this disruption. Yet, these printers, which churn out objects by laying thin layer after thin layer of metal, plastics or other materials on top of each other, won’t tip the scale alone.

It’s their collision with two other disruptive technologies — intelligent robotics and open source electronics — that will bring an end to the era of big and complex global supply chains. Together, they’re going to usher in the digitalization of manufacturing, by creating flexible, fast, local supply chains underpinned by software.

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MicroGen: Open Source Vehicles

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Open source vehicles get a green light with Tabby

Open hardware is gaining speed. The appetite for open source vehicles is growing. And while we may not have flying cars yet, we do have Tabby—an open source car design released by Open Source Vehicle this October.

Want to swap out an internal combustible engine for an eco-friendly electric? Tabby can do that. And, this open source vehicle is not just for makers—it’s production ready. Tabby will be rolling off the assembly line in early 2014. Will you see Tabby cruising your streets?

In this interview, we found out more about Tabby and got some insight into the open hardware movement from the team at Open Source Vehicle.

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