Open-source hardware consists of physical artifacts of technology designed and offered by the open design movement. Both free and open-source software (FOSS) as well as open-source hardware is created by this 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, bills of material, 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.
Open source hardware is hardware whose design is made publicly available so that anyone can study, modify, distribute, make, and sell the design or hardware based on that design. The hardware's source, the design from which it is made, is available in the preferred format for making modifications to it. Ideally, open source hardware uses readily-available components and materials, standard processes, open infrastructure, unrestricted content, and open-source design tools to maximize the ability of individuals to make and use hardware. Open source hardware gives people the freedom to control their technology while sharing knowledge and encouraging commerce through the open exchange of designs. Open Source Hardware Association(OSHWA) set the Statement of Principles and Definition v1.0.
2007 iEthernet Design Contest
Item : W5100 or WIZ module with W5100
Period : 2007.9.20 ~ 2008. 1. 31
First Place : Drip Irrigation Controller
Second Place : LED News Ticker
Third Place : DMX Portal
Fourth : Remote Real Virtual Instrument
Circuit Cellar Special Edition to view the Winners and Articles
2010 iMCU Design Contest
Item : iMCU W7100
Period : 2009.11.1 ~ 2010.6.30
First Place : Net Butler
A Green Solution to Basement Humidity Control
Third Place : m7100os – A Network Operation System
Fourth : Moonlight Programmable LED Display
More Detail About Winner's Design view
The Spinneret Web Server design contest served to promote the emerging open-source hardware community by encouraging the use of good open-source design practices, cooperation, and proactive sharing of new designs.
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