Open Source Hardware: Makers Unite

Command Line Heroes

Episode | Podcast

Date: Tue, 7 Apr 2020 05:15:03 +0000

<p>People never stop tinkering. Hardware hacking didn’t disappear after personal computers became mainstream. But it did change. A new generation of artists, designers, and activists are banding together to change the world—with open source hardware. </p><p> Hardware hacking used to be expensive and time-consuming. Adaptable microcontrollers are making tinkering much easier. But even as the barriers to entry started falling, the practices around selling hardware have continued to veer toward secrecy. <a href="">Ayah Bdeir</a>, <a href="">Alicia Gibb</a>, and <a href="">Limor Fried</a> are working to keep hardware open. These leaders share how they helped build the open source hardware movement, and navigated fierce disagreements to make engineering accessible to all.</p><p> If you want to read up on some of our research on open source hardware, you can check out all our bonus material over at <a href="" target="_blank"></a>. You’ll find extra content for every episode. Follow along with the <a href="">episode transcript</a>.</p>