Variable Open Hardware studio is Open!

Last Friday the Constant Variable Floss Arts lab opened. The photographs are here.

In connection to that, the Open Hardware studio has started activities as well!
The idea is that you can use the modest facilities of the space to work on artistic Open Hardware projects.
Open source Hardware :

Open source hardware (OSHW) consists of physical artifacts of technology designed and offered in the same manner as free and open source software (FOSS). Open source hardware is part of the open source culture movement and applies a like concept to a variety of components. The term usually means that information about the hardware is easily discerned. Hardware design (i.e. mechanical drawings, schematics, bill of materials, PCB layout data, HDL source code and integrated circuit layout data) in addition to the software that drives the hardware are all released with the FOSS approach.

In the case of the Open Hardware studio, all kinds of simple tinkering projects with knowledge which is “out there” also come into consideration, as long as you don’t claim to have invented them :-). The studio is not big, so we will really look at proposed projects, because we share the space and resources.

Today for example we worked on all kinds of robots made with vibrating motors – the ones you find in mobile phones. We are giving a workshop next week for kids, where they will learn to make their own bots.

Click on this link to see the drawbot in action!

If you have a proposition of an activity in the Open Hardware Studio, or if you want to know more about it, send an e-mail to wendy attttt

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