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HackSpace magazine issue 33 — HackSpace magazine.

  • Discover an Arduino-compatible watch
  • Find out what’s great about open source hardware
  • Fix circuits with an oscilloscope
  • Hack a furby

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Buying a sealed, perfect box that does only what it’s supposed to isn’t our idea of tech. We like to take things to bits, to see if we can improve them, or (more often) to see whether we can put them back together again without having any mysterious extra screws. Things are made to be unmade, improved, learned from. That’s a philosophy that’s guided all our favourite makers, including Adafruit, Evil Mad Scientist, Pimoroni, and most likely anything else that you’ll ever see in these pages.

That’s also the philosophy behind the Open Source Hardware Association (OSHWA). This group exists to give us all as makers a middle way between big-bucks monetisation and creations never seeing the light of day, that we believe suits the small tinkerer perfectly. They’re doing a good job; now, more than ever. We spoke to Alicia Gibb, executive director of OSHWA, to find out what they’re doing, why we need them, and how much it costs to be an inventor nowadays.

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