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Hardware Hacking For Software Scripters


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An introduction to open source hardware, hardware hacking and tinkering. Given at the London Flash Platform User Group in March 2008.

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Hardware Hacking For Software Scripters

  1. 1. Hardware Hacking For Software Scripters Matt Biddulph DOPPLR
  2. 2. I see no social imperative for free hardware designs like the imperative for free software. Freedom to copy software is an important right because it is easy now–any computer user can do it. Freedom to copy hardware is not as important, because copying hardware is hard to do. On Free Hardware By Richard Stallman - Linux Today, 1999
  3. 3. Cheap Hardware
  4. 4. Hackable Hardware
  5. 5. 3D Printing
  6. 6. “If you can't open it, you don't own it.”