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Alternative Energy: Hydrobetatron's LENR Open Source Energy Project

Alternative Energy: Hydrobetatron's LENR Open Source Energy Project | Open source & DIY projects | Scoop.it
hydrobetatron.org

is a website created to support of this project, this willingness to work under the new science of LENR, commonly known as (although misnamed) “cold fusion”, just with this open source philosophy. Therefore you can follow step by step all the work reactor development called hydrobetatron, which will be played in the future, seeking to create a device, a reactor, efficient and engineer-able by anyone with the technical skills, as all data will be in the public domain , and which will yield economic energy, inexhaustible and clean. What we believe is vital to the well-being (and freedom) of man for the salvation of the planet Earth.

 

The group of researchers headed by Prof. Ugo Abundo, who is studying how to protect your idea and subsequent developments with “patent for the benefit of humanity” is therefore by definition open (open source), even for outside assistance to researchers and scientists who embrace this philosophy. The website hydrobetraton.org wants to be the meeting point of all these contributions and positive intent. We must go beyond any kind of selfishness and desire to exclusive personal enrichment or economic cartels, modalities too attached to the past and which, in our opinion, are still blocking the development of Science and Technology, and prevent positive effects (especially for the benefit of poorest and least-developed countries) that might otherwise be there for all of us if the open source philosophy became in all the fields of ‘Human act, the main operating mode.


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Open Source Hardware Business Models - MakingSociety

An exploration of all existing Open Source Hardware Business Models for your project.

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Arduino adds affordable 3D printing to its open source hardware model - Gizmag

Arduino adds affordable 3D printing to its open source hardware model - Gizmag | Open source & DIY projects | Scoop.it
Arduino may be known for revolutionizing open source hardware platforms, but this week it enters the 3D printer market with the small and affordable Materia 101.
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Water Storage Tank Thermal Energy Storage | HowToGoSolar.org

Water Storage Tank Thermal Energy Storage | HowToGoSolar.org | Open source & DIY projects | Scoop.it
Hot Water Storage Tank as Cheap Passive Solar Thermal Energy Storage Unit for your Home.

 

You can easily build your own DIY thermal reservoir and place it in your living room. Water storage tank (or so called “heat storage tube”) can range from 4 to 10 feet (1-3 m) in height with 12 to 18 inches (30-45 cm) diameter. That kind of tube holds a lot of water inside, which equals to a lot of free heat. If you plan to construct the tubes yourself, also have in mind that the structure needs to hold and sustain huge amount of water with all the weight and pressure that comes along with such volumes.

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New DIY Solar Solution Launched by i-Energy

New DIY Solar Solution Launched by i-Energy | Open source & DIY projects | Scoop.it
i-Energy, pioneers in small scale and DIY solar solutions, announces the launch of i-Protect, the world's smallest AR-N-4105-compliant protection device
The post New DIY Solar Solution Launched by i-Energy appeared first on Solar Thermal Magazine.
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Interview: Hardware team learns from software developers

Interview: Hardware team learns from software developers | Open source & DIY projects | Scoop.it
A hardware team learns from software development that the tools and processes in the software world are more capable and evolved.

 

Collaborators should be able to pull requests from the repository and add to the main project. An open source project is different from a team project. There are a lot of participants. It is difficult to share files and when you can only share bits, its not effective.

But even in an open source project, protection and control is still very important so that is a requirement as well.

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A Look into the Open Source Hardware Community

A Look into the Open Source Hardware Community | Open source & DIY projects | Scoop.it
AS you may know, just few weeks ago OSHWA published the results from 2013 Open Hardware Community survey. You can find original datasheets and everything here.
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The Next HOPE (2010): How to Run an Open Source Hardware Company

In this session, open source hardware pioneers Limor "Ladyada" Fried of Adafruit Industries and Phillip Torrone of MAKE Magazine show how anyone can start their own open source hardware business. The talk will show how Adafruit runs its open hardware business, top to bottom -- from choosing a PCB (printed circuit board) manufacturer to selecting which open source online shopping cart works best for selling electronics online. Limor and Phil will also give a detailed overview of the top ten open source hardware businesses, what they do, and what you can learn from their projects and products. If you're considering turning your electronics hobby into a full-fledged business, this is a talk not to miss.

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Inventors show off DYI drones, robots - U-T San Diego

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Inventors show off DYI drones, robots
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“New technology is reawakening us to things we can do,” said Dan Hendricks, owner of Open Source Maker Labs, a do-it-yourself digital fabrication shop that will open in San Marcos in January.
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Sony And Intel, Shaping The Next Generation Of Hardware - Forbes

Sony And Intel, Shaping The Next Generation Of Hardware - Forbes | Open source & DIY projects | Scoop.it
The trend to open engineering has been accelerated by 3D printing, according to GrabCAD CEO Hardi Meybaum but another feature of GrabCAD is the use of crowdfunding sites to secure feedback from the community. Take a look too at Dragon Innovation, a crowdfunding site devoted to hardware project fulfillment. The crowd, open, social are recurring themes.
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Poppy Project

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Poppy is an Open-source humanoid platform based on robust, flexible, easy-to-use hardware and software.
Designed by the Flowers Lab at Inria Bordeaux and Ensta ParisTech (France), its development aims at providing an affordable and hackable humanoid robot for science, education, art and geeks.
Poppy was initially made for our research project about understanding biped locomotion, and full-body physical and social interaction in robots and humans.

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Open Hardware (Freedom- and Modifications-friendly Hardware) a Growing Force, But Intel Needs to be Kept Away | Techrights

Open Hardware (Freedom- and Modifications-friendly Hardware) a Growing Force, But Intel Needs to be Kept Away | Techrights | Open source & DIY projects | Scoop.it

So-called “Open Source Hardware” or “Open Hardware” is derived from the ideals of Free software, as laid bear by Richard Stallman 30 years ago. The notion that we should share designs and permit people to modify designs is not entirely novel because stuff like Lego encourages us and our children to do so. Talking about business models [1] is another, perpendicular/orthogonal issue and whether it can relate to software or not [2] might not matter so much, either. It’s like when people argue with Stallman about whether Free software is good for business or not, as if having a business model is somehow essential to justifying freedom or somehow defends denying people their freedom.


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Fusione fredda: nuovo sito per il progetto Hydrobetatron

Fusione fredda: nuovo sito per il progetto Hydrobetatron | Open source & DIY projects | Scoop.it
Lanciato il sito online dell'Hydrobetatron, il reattore a fusione fredda open source ideato dal team di Ugo Abundo a partire dal progetto Athanor

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Fascinating ""Open Source"" project.  The cold fusion is an effort to bring a safe & efficient energy technlogy. 

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Tesla Turbine, "How To Make Your Own Advanced Tesla Turbine" for Hydroelectric, Steam, or Wind.

This is a new more advanced Tesla Turbine design that produces more energy at lower rpm's than the original design. By altering the blade pattern and the ...
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An Exceptional DIY Hardware & Software Conference - EE Times

An Exceptional DIY Hardware & Software Conference - EE Times | Open source & DIY projects | Scoop.it
The EHSM isn't your ordinary software or hardware conference centered on buzzwords. This open-source conference in Hamburg, Germany, drew a variety of participants to create projects and share knowledge.
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OSHWA is Officially a Non-Profit Organization!

OSHWA is Officially a Non-Profit Organization! | Open source & DIY projects | Scoop.it
Open Source Hardware Association (OSHWA) is thrilled to announce we have just received our official non-profit status! To celebrate this honor, we are launching a Membership Campaign to double our members of like-minded individuals and companies between now and December 31, 2014. You can actively support open source hardware by becoming a member of OSHWA. Membership gives you visibility within the community for yourself and/or your company. Membership also allows you to vote on the organization’s board members and create positive momentum within the larger open source movement. How cool is that? Additional benefits include fun schwag like stickers, and a discount to all OSHWA events. Members receive priority access to events which typically sell out in the community, such as the Open Hardware Summit.
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Openpump

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RT @gendor: A little project I've been working on, http://t.co/pXgalnqYPx, is now live. It's an open source hardware syringe pump. #oshw
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Electric vehicle openness is patently a good idea » Energy Saving ...

Electric vehicle openness is patently a good idea » Energy Saving ... | Open source & DIY projects | Scoop.it
The Energy Saving Trust's blog · Behind the blog · Archives ... Tesla and UK electricity supplier, Ecotricity are at loggerheads over the future of the UK's EV charging network; a row which threatens to make the courts.

 

In the cut-throat world of developing new technologies, securing intellectual property against rivals and ‘patent trolls’ keeps inventors up at night – but in a move distinctly against this grain, electric car manufacturer Tesla has opened up its patent book for everyone else to use.

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Pico-hydro for science!

The video shows the tail-end of installation of a pico-hydropower generator to supply power for the Porter Creek Project by Jon Sanfilippo (MS student in Wat...

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Fascinating 10 min video of the latter stages of a DiY Pico project In the US

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OSVehicle - Open Source Vehicle

OSVehicle - Open Source Vehicle | Open source & DIY projects | Scoop.it
Introducing Tabby: an industrializable, production ready, versatile, universal chassis. (RT @joewalnes: Open source hardware is at the point where you can go to a website and download a road legal car.
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Open source vehicles get a green light with Tabby - OpenSource.com

Open source vehicles get a green light with Tabby - OpenSource.com | Open source & DIY projects | Scoop.it
... technologies. Being an enabler to new businesses by lowering the barriers to entry in the market, like in the automotive sector in Tabby's case, is the single most important factor to the growth of open hardware projects.
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The Lean Hardware Startup: From Prototype To Production - TechCrunch

The Lean Hardware Startup: From Prototype To Production - TechCrunch | Open source & DIY projects | Scoop.it
The Lean Hardware Startup: From Prototype To Production TechCrunch At HAXLR8R, Spark started off by making open source hardware and software, then a device-based subscription and then licensed both hardware and software.
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5 tips to start your open source project - GrabCAD news

5 tips to start your open source project - GrabCAD news | Open source & DIY projects | Scoop.it
It's easier than ever to start your open source project building a physical product and keep everyone involved up to date. Here's how... (Open source is important in hardware as well as software - here are some tips to make your project a success.

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Christer Gundersen's curator insight, October 24, 2013 3:37 PM

Her er 5 tips for de som sitter å vurderer å starte et fri progrmvareprosjekt.

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How to Choose An Open Source Hardware License - Shareable

How to Choose An Open Source Hardware License - Shareable | Open source & DIY projects | Scoop.it

It’s always tricky when you create something: a complex project, a commercial product, or just a hack. Then you must decide what license to use to release it to the public.

 

Licenses are the means to present your projects

Before thinking about the licenses, it’s even more important for you to understand a couple of specific and important aspects of open source hardware. First of all, the license (or at least, the approach to licensing) that you are going to use is an important mean to tell others – right from the start –what they are able to do with your project, designs and invention. A license tells the other how they could use it both from an amateurial and learning point of view or even for commercial purposes to be embedded and integrated into something more complex.

In general, by applying an open source license to a piece of work you state that you’re open to see this being part of the other’s work and, in some ways, you acknowledged that you borrowed a lot from the open community (as we always do) for inspiration and information.

A complex matter

Licensing is a complex matter, the use of the right license is therefore an important way of stating how others can and should use your work. By explicitly applying an open-source license to your hardware design files and the accompanying pieces of information, you make it clear that others can copy and modify them. When licensing your project, keep in mind that someone who makes a derivative of your hardware will probably also want to build on your software, instructions, and other documentation: therefore you shouldn’t only license just the hardware design files but also these other elements of your project.


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‘What Is Open Source Hardware’ Infographic |

‘What Is Open Source Hardware’ Infographic | | Open source & DIY projects | Scoop.it
New infographic 'What is open source hardware' http://t.co/iesXFcvPoH #oshw
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Solar-powered Temperature Logger with Electric Imp and ThingSpeak

Solar-powered Temperature Logger with Electric Imp and ThingSpeak | Open source & DIY projects | Scoop.it
[Marcus Olsson] from Slickstreamer created a solar-powered temperature logger using the Electric Imp Wi-Fi module to push data up to ThingSpeak to store and visualize the data collected by his sens...

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