NEW PRODUCT – Building Open Source Hardware: DIY Manufacturing for Hackers and Makers by @pipix #oshw @ohsummit
This hands-on guide from Alicia Gibb gives an incredible run down of the world of open source hardware from history, to meaning, to practice. The first part of Building Open Source Hardware focuses primarily on the emergence and evolution of open source and what the term means – both by definition and in practice.
In the second half, Building Open Source Hardware draws on industry leaders to share proven approaches to various elements of the open source hardware process – from design to documentation – and then dives into hands-on learning and experimentation.
It’s a wonderful beginners’ guide to joining the burgeoning open source movement or a great overview for anyone who’s interested, passionate, or obsessed with OSH!
Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, or even use Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for MakeCode, CircuitPython, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.