Author Archives: John Baichtal

MinnowBoard Raises the Bar on Embedded Computing

via MAKE » Tag: open source hardware

minnowboardMinnowboard is a new Open Source microcontroller board that is going after the Raspberry Pi market not by emulating the popular RasPi, but by blowing it out of the water with a four-inch $200 mini PC running Ångström Linux on an Intel Atom CPU.

Read more on MAKE

Testing Batteries for Sulfation

via MAKE » Tag: open source hardware

dapimp-0Uber-maker Mikey Sklar demonstrates how to charge, test, and recover a sealed 12V lead-acid battery from the dumpster, using his Power In My Pocket open source kit. Filed under: Electronics

Read more on MAKE

Open-Source Wearable PIC Board

via MAKE » Category: Open source hardware

Screen shot 2012-11-30 at 9.14.36 AMSquareWare by Ray’s Hobby offers the same general format as a Lilypad or Flora but uses a PIC microcontroller: An open-source microcontroller board designed specially for wearable electronics projects. It’s small (1.6″x1.6″) and square! Has 8 general i/o pins and 4 power sink pins suitable for driving high-current load. Comes [...]

Read the full article on MAKE

Brazilian 3D Printer Company Weighs in on the Makerbot Controversy

via MAKE » Category: Open source hardware

Screen shot 2012-10-02 at 2.07.51 PMMetamáquina, founded by Filipe Moura, Felipe Sanches, and Rodrigo Rodrigues da Silva, put a statement on their website reacting to Makerbot’s announcement that they’re stepping away from open source principles with their Replicator II. For a long time, we’ve been inspired by the work of Makerbot, a pioneer US company [...]

Read the full article on MAKE