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Here is a collection of all the Open Source Hardware projects I've been able to track down In general, a project must have some electronic component and have at least firmware open. Software doesn't count, sorry! "Open source" in this case is strictly defined by the OSI Open Source License definition. Bizarre and/or restrictive licenses don't count.

Items in bold are available for sale to the public either assembled or as kits "Developer only" doesn't count


Projects must be at least started to be counted here!

Cores (Chip designs)


  • OpenServo a replacement control board for standard robotics servos

Fab tools


  • Monome 40h Open firmware/software general purpose sequencer. Layout and schematic are not open source.
  • GlitchDesk Highly Liquid's patchbay (Product was available for sale)
  • Daisy MP3 MP3 player
  • Butterfly MP3 MP3 player designed with AVR Butterfly devkit
  • x0xb0x Open source monophonic MIDI synthesizer (one of my projects)

Development platforms

  • Balloon Board Open PXA270 based linux-y dev board (will be available for purchase soon?)
  • Arduino Pedagogical physical-computing platform
  • Chumby Open source linux/wifi/sensors device, available retail for $150
  • BUG ARM platform with 'pluggable' extensions



Projects that are NOT open hardware

  • Simputer Commercialization requires purchase of a $25K license. Fails part 1 of the Open Source License definition
  • Sputnixie Despite saying "Open Source" there is no actual license attachment, there is also a "non-commercial" string
  • Neuros Open "Set-top" Digital Audio Player - Claims to be OS, but no real schematics or layout are available


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