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Because we always look for new ways to express different feelings and ideas. Each new tool, from the pen to the brush, from the carved stone to the hacking of advertisement space, opens new possibility.
Overall, by extending your reach in the same way a stick extend your arms, those technologies expend the realm of what you can conceive and thus of what you can do.
- Internet, cf my previous article
- 3D Printer (and much more)
- Immersion caves
- Augmented Reality
- Virtual worlds
- Willow Garage Hardware and open source software for personal robotic applications
- HomeBrew Robotics Club inside the NASA Research Park (NRP) complex (started in 2002)
- ROS (RobotOS) hardware abstraction, low-level device control, implementation of commonly-used functionality, message-passing between processes, and package management.
- DIYbio making biology an accessible pursuit for citizen scientists, amateur biologists, and DIY biological engineers who value openness and safety.
- Free Fermentology Foundation Bacteria for the people!
- DNAdeal by Tito Jankowski
- OpenMicrobiome.org open datasets, tools and standards that everyone is encouraged to use and improve on to speed our understanding of the links between microbes and disease.
- Biocurious Bay Area hackerspace for biotech
- brain controllers (EEG, fMRI, ...)
- motion capture (XTR3D, CrictorNews, April 2009)
- Large multi-touch tables and screens
- BUT dicussion in the valley last summer with nVidia employee, FoaF, and 10years = we don't know
- 25C3: Life is a Holodeck! An overview of holographic techniques by Claus "HoloClaus" Cohnen, 25th Chaos Communication Congress, 2008
- Open Circuits open source electronics knowledge, schematics, board layouts, ports and parts libraries.
- Open Hardware Repository place on the web for electronics designers to collaborate on open hardware designs, much in the philosophy of the free software movement.
- Bug Labs BUGbase module-based Linux computer for rapid device prototyping
- hackable-devices.com platform for technical exchanges around hardware and devices you can manage, modify, fork or patch.
- DIY Drones amateur UAVs, contests, resources and more
- Arduino open-source electronics prototyping platform
- HackingLag with Pinguino, an Arduino-like board based on a PIC Microcontroller
- BeagleBoard high performance, low power OMAP3
- OMAPzoom.org Open source community for the Zoom Mobile Development platform
- běn NanoNote by Qi Hardware
- hackinglab Tips and Tricks for hacking toys, designing PCB & network interfaces
- XMOS development kits
- Seeed Studio Arsenal and freelancer for interaction engineering
- Liquidware Open Source Hardware Wiki
- Dwarf Boards the clever microcontroller building blocks
- Comparison of Free Electronic Design Automation (EDA) software on Wikipedia
- bildr Modular Know-how initiated by Adam Meyer
- aiming to provide equivalent code for major eletronics devices
- OpenSPARC Open Source Processor used in Sun SPARC Servers
- Free 64-bit CMT Microprocessor
- Homebuilt CPUs Web Ring
- no centralized website, search required
- OpenCores design and publish core designs under a license for hardware modelled on the Lesser General Public License (LGPL) for software
- Zet processor open implementation of the so widely used IA-32 architecture (generally called x86)
- Freeduino collaborative open-source project to replicate and publish Arduino-compatible hardware files.
- Big Mess o’ Wires A home-built CPU, and other messy electronics adventures
- Magic VLSI
- Milkymist open source system-on-chip (SoC) design written in Verilog HDL
- Open Graphics Project (OGP) is developing graphics cards with Free-licensed specifications and Free Software drivers.
- Collective network of sensors
- currently ordered by
- could become ordered by
- Expected time of appearance
Endless because they can be recombined
- Get rich
- Find a local group to build them yourself
- Start a local group to build them together and share them
- find funding
- don't forget the List of tool-lending libraries, a movement started in 1979 at Berkeley