Bulgaria based OLIMEX has been one of the most prolific and inspiring open-source hardware manufacturers in our community. For well over 10+ years OLIMEX has not only designed, shipped, and shared open-source hardware, they have started specific advanced open-source efforts from open-source laptops to more recently, open-source IP cameras.
From the OLIMEX about page…
Olimex Ltd is a leading provider for development tools and programmers for embedded market.
The company has 28 years experience in designing, prototyping and manufacturing printed circuit boards, sub-assemblies, and complete electronic products.
We are established in 1991 in Plovdiv - the second largest city in Bulgaria.
We have extensive knowledge in analog, digital, and microcontroller design, and we offer our own-designed development boards, programmers and emulators for rapid prototyping ARM, AVR, MSP430, MAXQ and PIC microcontrollers.
Olimex is recognized as an approved Third Party Hardware Developer by Texas Istruments Inc., Maxim Integrated, Atmel Inc., NXP Inc., ST Microelectronics Inc., IAR Systems AB, Cirrus Logic Inc., OKI Semiconductor Inc, Energy Micro Inc., Microchip Inc. and we have over 30,000 active customer accounts who regularly use our services for electronic boards development and prototyping. Our design capabilities are backed by our own PCB prototype production and assembly facility, so all designs made by us are created with Design-For-Manufacturing in mind – which guarantees that they are optimized for reliability and provide cost-effective solutions for our customers.
The company’s 5,000 sq.m. production buildings are situated on our 10,000 sq.m. property.
Check out OLinuXino – Open Source Hardware Boards –
OLinuXino are series of powerful Linux-enabled Open Source Software and Open Source Hardware boards, designed and manufactured by Olimex LTD. Boards from the OLinuXino family can be manufactured with components suitable for operation in either industrial (-40+85)C or commercial (0-70)C temerpature range. Different OLinuXino boards use processors from different manufacturers – Allwinner, Freescale, etc. OLinuXino boards are completely open source and you have access to all the CAD files and sources and you can reuse them for your own personal or commercial projects. This brings security to your business, you own everything and have control. There are NO restrictions for manufacturing and selling our designs or boards in your own applications.
OLIMEX made an open-source laptop. TERES-I is do it yourself (DIY) free open-source hardware (FOSH) and free open-source software (FOSS) laptop kit. Ready-to-assemble using the instructions provided. KiCAD FOSS software is used to design all the hardware, schematics and board files available on their GitHub pages.
And recently, OLIMEX started worked on a new IP Camera OSHW board.
- OLIMEX – GitHub.
- OLIMEX on Twitter – @OLIMEX.
- OLIMEX on Facebook.
- Open Source Hardware (OSHW), why it matters and what is pseudo OSHW – OLIMEX.
- TERES I DIY Open Source Hardware Modular Hacker’s Laptop – OLIMEX.
- When One Project can be named Open Source Hardware? – OLIMEX.
Open source hardware month @ Adafruit:
- Electronic Cats – Open hardware made in México – Day 25, 10/25/2019.
- 10 years ago we tried to make an open source flash light to make us puke … – Day 24, 10/24/2019.
- Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories – Day 23, 10/23/2019.
- MicroPython, bringing Python to hardware for everyone – Day 22, 10/22/2019.
- Open Hardware Month Hack Chat at Hackaday.io – Day 21, 10/21/2019.
- Parallax Open-source hardware – Day 20, 10/20/2019.
- Growing Your Open Business – A Digital Meetup for Open Hardware Month – Day 19, 10/19/2019.
- Open-source hardware at the Museum of Modern Art, posted on 10/19/2019 – Day 18, 10/18/2019.
- Open Hardware Licenses CC BY-SA, CERN, TAPR … – Day 17, 10/17/2019.
- Open Source Hardware Month at SparkFun – Day 16, 10/16/2019.
- How many Open-Source Prusa 3D printers are there? Posted on 10/19/2019 – Day 15, 10/15/2019.
- The RepRap Project Self-Replicating Open-Source 3D Printing – Day 14, 10/13/2019.
- The first 2 orders at Adafruit… now up to 2,161,166 orders – Day 13, 10/13/2019.
- Photos of the first Arduino (2005) – Day 12, 10/12 2019.
- In 2010 there were 13 Open Source Hardware companies that were making $1 million or more… – Day 11, 10/11/2019
- Opening Hardware 2010 at Eyebeam in NYC – Day 10, 10/10/2019.
- The Open Source Gift Guide, the early years – Day 9, 10/9/2019 (posted it on 10/10/2019, whoops)
- Before the iPhone, before the Raspberry Pi, before Amazon Echo Show, there was Chumby – Day 8, 10/8/2019.
- Mitch Altman Open-source hardware pioneer – Day 7, 10/7/2019.
- The Open Source logo(s) – Day 6, 10/6/2019.
- Open Source Hardware events all month long, EVENTS! – Day 5, 10/5/2019.
- Open Source Hardware Certifications and more! – Day 4, 10/4/2019.
- Teuthis Open Source MP3 Player 2001 – Daisy by Raphael Abrams – Day 3, 10/3/2019.
- What is the Open-Source Hardware Definition? – Day 2, 10/2/2019.
- Open hardware summit – Limor “Ladyada” Fried keynote 2010 – Day 1, 10/1/2019.
October is open-source hardware month! Every single day in October we’ll be posting up some open-source stories from the last decade (and more!) about open-source hardware, open-source software, and beyond!
Have an open-source hardware (or software) success story? A person, company, or project to celebrate? An open-source challenge? Post up here in the comments or email firstname.lastname@example.org, we’ll be looking for, and using the tag #OHM2019 online as well! Check out all the events going on here!