There are many Open source hardware is increasingly making the news, If you’re of a slightly different age, you may have been busy engineering with Robotics or even Lego Mind storms. Those old options were fun, educational, and even cutting-edge for the time, but as technology has changed, so, too, have the choices for do-it-yourself (DIY) science projects. With open source hardware (OSHW) and open source software the electronics activities become lower price never before ever.
Mainly the engineering in Electronics steam use you Know about this Open source electronic projects very well because they have to a project for that they using these type of Open source Electronic Hardware with respective to the Open source Software. For example suppose a student wants to do a Project in Robotics. Generally he have to use integrate the Hardware component with the software to communicate and also as per the given code written in the software the Robot should performance.
The hard ware used is nothing but a circuit kit with controller ( integrated chip). This controller is placed in the controller kit, Actually there are different types and different companies kit are available in the market. When you purchased that hardware, the man who is selling the it will give the software CD which consists of Drivers. You can right a code in the software and connect the harware to the computer. Finally dump the code which you have written. This how the open source electronics project will work. This article brings you the latest open source electronic projects in the world.
Some of the open source electronic projects in the world are Arduino ,RaspberryPi, RedRap,panda board, uze box, Gumstrixand beagleboard. Initially we will start with Arduino.
What is Arduino? is the frst question that may rise in your minds, Arduino can sense the environment by receiving input from a variety of sensors and can affect its surroundings by controlling lights, motors, and other actuators. The microcontroller on the board is programmed using the Arduino programming language (based on wiring) and the Arduino development environment (based on processing). Arduino projects can be stand-alone or they can communicate with software running on a computer (e.g. Flash, Processing, MaxMSP)
The boards can be built by hand or purchased pre assembled; the software can be downloaded for free. The hardware reference designs (CAD files) are available under an open-source license, you are free to adapt them to your dreams. Arduino received an .Honorary Mention in the Digital Communities section of the 2006 Ars Electronica Prix. There are five members who has founded the Arduino founders are Massimo Banzi, David Cuartilles Tom Igoe, Gianluca Martino and David Mellis.
Raspberry Pi is a single board circuit developed in UK by the RaspberryPi foundation with the intention of teaching a computer science in schools. The Raspberry pi is the manufactures in two board configarations through licensed manufacturing deals with Network Elements, RS components and Egomon. These companies sell the Raspberry pi online. Egoman produces a version for distribution solely in china and Taiwan, ehich cab be distinguished from the other pis by their red coloring and lack of FCC/CE m.
The Raspberry Pi Foundation recommends the Debian Linux distribution as the default operating system and the Python programming language for software development on Raspberry Pi, but other Linux distributions are supported and the Perl and Ruby programming languages work well on the board, too. Raspberry Pi is available for sale online only and comes completely assembled.
Red Rap was the first lost cost 3D printer then Red Rap started the open source the 3D printer resolution. Slowly it became the most widely used 3D printer in the world. Red Rap takes the form of free desktop 3D printers capable of printing the plastic objects. Since many parts of the Red Rap is made up of plastic so Rep Rap prints those parts.
Red Rap is about to make a self replicating machines and making them where this Rep rap are freely available for the benefit for every one. That why we call it has a Open source electronic component.
Beagle Board is similar to the Arduino, This board is also a open source generally college students use to know about this but the company people is giving a chance to normal people to learn about this board as it is open source. You can install several Linux distributions, Android, or even Risc OS on your Board. and the you have to use the perl, python, Ruby programming languages to use it for the projects.
The BeagleBoard comes pre-assembled, and there are project ideas all over the Web. If you’re interested in doing something that includes audio input or output, video input or output, or a camera, you’ll be happy to know that the BeagleBoard has the ports you need to bring your idea to life.