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Comment: Re:Are you backing away from Open Source HW? (Score 4, Informative) 139

by ptorrone (#45457299) Attached to: Interview: Ask Limor Fried About Open-Source Hardware and Adafruit

hi there, i'm one of the folks who work with limor at adafruit and i'm familiar with this product. this is one of the few products that we had to sign many NDA's in order to develop, so we are not able to open source it as per the agreement(s). for that reason we do not put the OSHW logo on it. we will be doing more with BTLE and for those we will have fully open source designs.

+ - Hardware is now open (sourced) for business

Submitted by ptorrone
ptorrone (638660) writes "CNBC has an interesting article about the growing trend of hardware companies going open-source "The open-source hardware movement is migrating from the garage to the marketplace. Companies that follow an open-source philosophy make their physical designs and software code available to the public. By doing so, these companies engage a wave of makers, hobbyists and designers who don't just want to buy products, but have a hand in developing them". Also in the article, New York City based, open-source hardware company, Adafruit, hit $20 million in revenue this year, tripling year over year."

+ - Experimenting with NeverWet + Electronics->

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coop0030 (263345) writes "Becky Stern, and Phil Torrone at Adafruit recently tried out Rustoleum’s NeverWet, a new spray-on hydrophobic coating for all kinds of surfaces. It's not recommended for electronics, but we decided to (safely) experiment with some circuits! There is also a video of an Adafruit Flora being submerged in water."
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+ - Hardware Hacker Ladyada Proposes Patent and Education Reform to President of USA->

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ptorrone
ptorrone writes "In a welcome turn of events, President Barack Obama spoke directly to the patent troll problem and the need for more comprehensive patent reform yesterday in a "Fireside Hangout" — a live question and answer session hosted in a Google+ hangout. The President was responding to a question by the prominent electrical engineer and entrepreneur Limor "Ladyada" Fried of Adafruit Industries, who in 2009 won an EFF Pioneer Award for her work with free software and open-source hardware."
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Comment: Re:Company, good, as a person, I'm not sure (Score 1) 56

by ptorrone (#42349587) Attached to: Open-Source Hardware Hacker Ladyada Awarded Entrepreneur of the Year

hi "anonymous" - there isn't anyone that's worked with us at adafruit and limor that hasn't continued to work with us in some way that i am aware of. i've been part of just about every meeting or interaction on any of our products and limor has never said anything about "money" ever. if you've actually worked with her (or us) you'd know how bizarre your comment is. anyone is welcome to contact mitch altman, or jay silver or anyone we work with (we're very proud of all the makers we work with) - everyone at adafruit loves working here, it's a real family and you're free to contact any of us and me directly and i'll gladly have you chat with anyone here if you're actually someone we've worked with. no full time employee has left the company and we've never fired anyone :)

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+ - Open-source hardware hacker Ladyada awarded Entrepreneur of the Year->

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ptorrone
ptorrone writes "Limor "Ladyada" Fried of open-source hardware company Adafruit Industries was awarded Entrepreneur of the Year by Entrepreneur Magazine. From the article — "Recognizable by her signature vivid-pink locks, Fried (or Ladyada, as she is known on the internet) is one of the dominant forces behind the maker movement--a legion of do-it-yourself-minded folks who create cool things by tweaking everyday technology. Last year New York City-based Adafruit did a booming $10 million trade in sales of DIY open-source electronic hardware kits"."
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+ - Open-source Raspberry Pi WebIDE alpha released->

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ptorrone
ptorrone writes "Adafruit, the NYC based open-source hardware company led by Ladyada released their Open-source Raspberry Pi WebIDE alpha today. It's goal is to be "The easiest way to develop code on your Raspberry Pi". To get up and running head on over to learn.adafruit.com/webideand follow the installation and setup instructions. It uses Bitbucket, and any code changes you make will be synced to your Bitbucket account. Adafruit chose Bitbucket over Github because they offer free secure accounts, which is very important for a Web-based IDE."
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+ - Updated Educational Linux Distribution for Raspberry Pi->

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ptorrone
ptorrone writes "Open-source hardware company, Adafruit, released an update to its educational Linux Distribution for Raspberry Pi. This is Adafruit's second distro, Occidentalis v0.2. Rubus occidentalis (The black raspberry). It is derived from Raspbian Wheezy August 16. Adafruit has made a few key changes to make it more hardware-hacker friendly! Truncated image — only 2.6G now to fit on any 4G card, raspi-config notice retained on boot, removed persistent wlan0 entry, password-change reminder on login, added RTC and lm-sensors kernel module, includes kernel modules for: DS1307, AD626 I2C digipots, HMC6352, BMP085, ADS1015 & PWM/Servo kernel module for easy PWM/Servo control on GPIO#18. The distro still includes: Updated Hexxeh firmware, I2C and hardware SPI support, I2C/SPI modules initialized on boot, sshd on boot, ssh keygen on first boot, runs avahi daemon (Bonjour client) and is called raspberrypi.local, Realtek RTL8188CUS wifi support and one wire support on GPIO #4 when loaded!"
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+ - Adafruit Raspberry Pi Educational Linux Distro->

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ptorrone
ptorrone writes "Open-source hardware company Adafruit released a Linux Raspberry Pi distro for hardware hackers and teaching electronics. This distro comes with SPI, I2C, & OneWire WiFi. It also has some things to make overall hacking easier such sshd on startup (with key generation on first boot) andBonjour (so you can simply ssh raspberrypi.local from any computer on the local network. It's called Occidentalis v0.1. Rubus occidentalis(the black raspberry) derived fromRaspbian Wheezy and available for download here."
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+ - Counterfeit Open Source Hardware — Knockoffs 101->

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ptorrone
ptorrone writes "“Clone” in many of the the hardware circles I’m usually in means a knockoff, including the logo, etc. It’s made to fool people; however I think I will say “counterfeit” in addition to clone since there were a couple people on Slashdot that were confused about clone versus counterfeit. This might make it easier to explain exactly what I’m talking about. So this week I’m going to outline some counterfeits to look out for when you’re looking for a deal on an Arduino or any other types of open source hardware."
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