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Submission + - Make your own open source retro arcade syle clock (

ptorrone writes: "Hardware hacker "Ladyada" has released an open source retro arcade style table tennis for two clock called the MONOCHRON. According to MONCHRON project page they "wanted to make a clock that was ultra-hackable, from adding a separate battery-backed RTC to designing the enclosure so you could program the clock once its assembled." It includes a ATmega328 processor (with'Arduino' stk500 bootloader for easy hacking). It's completely open source hardware, all firmware, layout and CAD files are yours to mess with."

Submission + - Hardware hackers begin to open source Homeland Sec (

ptorrone writes: "Hardware hacker extraordinaires Ladyada (Adafruit Industries) and Phil Torrone (MAKE magazine) have just published an open source "Homeland Security" project, a non-lethal LED-Based Incapacitator: THE BEDAZZLER. After attending a conference where the $1million "sea-sick flashlight" (THE DAZZLER) was demoed by Homeland Security, the duo decided to created an under $250 version and just released the source code, schematics and PCB files. The team also released a 5 minute video describing the "official version" as well as how they created the "open source hardware" version."

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