Open Hardware Projects

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8 Bit Embedded Hardware

Arduino
An open-source electronics prototyping platform based on flexible, easy-to-use hardware and software. It's intended for artists, designers, hobbyists, and anyone interested in creating interactive objects or environments. The Arduino board is a cheap, robust I/O board based on the ATmega168.


SquidBee
Wireless sensor device based on an ATmega168.


OpenServo
An open community-based project started by Mike Thompson with the goal of creating a low-cost digital servo for robotics. Their latest version uses an ATmega168.


Daisy mp3 project
PIC18F45j10 based MP3 player.


GoGo Board
The GoGo board framework is a collection of open-source hardware platforms mainly aimed for educational projects.


Ethernut
Embedded Ethernet Board.

32 Bit Embedded Hardware

Free ECB_AT91 V1
AT91RM9200 based Single Board Computer made by emQbit

Darrell Harmon's Homepage
Darrell published a 100x100mm board containing an AT91RM9200 ARM9 and an XC3S200 FPGA. He also started a spectrum analyzer project, based on the Analog Devices Blackfin 532 DSP and the Xilinx Spartan 3 XC3S1000 FPGA.

The Balloon Project
A versatile embedded computer component based on the Intel XScale PXA270 processor.

Flavio Ribeiro's ARM9 SBC
A 165 x 75mm (6.5 x 3.0 in) AT91RM9200 based single board computer with on-board 3 Megapixel CMOS Sensor. Recently Flavio started a new project, an 8 channel audio DSP.

The LART Pages
A small embedded computer based on the SA1100 StrongARM.

Ephel, Inc.
High resolution network cameras.

The Plaice
A powerful in-circuit development tool that combines the features of FLASH programmer, emulator and high speed multi-channel logic analyzer, based on the MicroBlaze Architecture.

Open RFID Reader
Free hardware design for Proximity Coupling Devices (PCD) based on an AT91SAM7S128.

Open Chips

Sun's OpenSPARC
Collaborative development project around Sun's Scalable Processor ARchitecture.

OPENCORES.ORG
Large number of Open FPGA Projects including several microprocessor cores.

More Writings

Richard Stallman On 'Free Hardware'
by Richard Stallman, founder of the Free Software Foundation.


The Future of Hardware is Open Source
Steve Lake discusses benefits and problems.


Do we need an open hardware license?
By Joe 'Zonker' Brockmeier.

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