Article: Open Source Hardware will revolutionize the way we learn Electronics

Hardware, Open Manufacturing, Open Source

Open Source Hardware will revolutionize the way we learn Electronics

At CircuitsToday, our vision is to freely distribute electronics knowledge. Now that means, we want any one with an interest in electronics to learn as much as he would like. We make this easy by giving away free content in the form of practical circuits and theoretical explanation. In a way we can be called as an “open source” but not exactly! We have not associated this website with any open source movement so far.

For all these years we were focused on developing analog circuits and theory of basic electronics concepts and we are not done yet! We will still continue our expedition in the analog world but at the same time we are looking forward. We see things are changing!

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Article: Why You Should Document your Open Source Hardware project

Hardware, Open Manufacturing, Open Source

Why You Should Document your Open Source Hardware project

It’s just few months that I’m strongly involved in the open source hardware movement and, despite I still not have a clear idea of how this community is composed.

I’ve got some impressions, especially by talking with lots of fabbers and makers, one of them is, luckily, my brother in law that built a CNC milling machine basically from scratch in his garage. I often enjoy talking with them, trying to know what are their plans, interest and attitude towards the community.

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Article: Open source hardware meets the p2p economy

Hardware, Open Manufacturing, Open Source

Open source hardware meets the p2p economy

We are at this particular moment in history when we can say with certainty that open source hardware (OSHW) is economically viable. The video below tells the success story of Adafruit Industries. Barely formed, this business model relying on OSHW might already be obsolete. A new model, the open value network, is already threatening to transform the landscape of the open source economy. This article explains why.

Most people find it counter-intuitive that companies that sell high tech open source products can survive in a highly competitive capitalistic environment, giving away their recipes, AND allowing (even encouraging) everyone else to copy them, WITH THE RIGHT TO MAKE COMMERCIAL USE. If you don’t believe that this is possible stop wasting your time arguing against it. It is real, it is here, you better understand it fast before the world becomes a strange place for you.

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