How to create an ecosystem to grow open source hardware

A recent paper co-authored by Microsoft Research and the University of Wisconsin has given us food for thought, and fired us up to encourage more people to develop the open source hardware system. Software has flourished due to open source innovations, but where is hardware? It’s behind, in 2013 software startups attracted fifteen times more […]

Leidos Health selects AbedGraham

Global IT consulting leader, Leidos Health, recently selected AbedGraham as a provider of health IT market intelligence. Leidos Health was formed in 2013 when SAIC, Vitalize Consulting Solutions, and maxIT Healthcare joined forces to create one of the most experienced health information technology consulting firms in North America. The US Department of Defense recently awarded Leidos a $4.3 […]

Encouraging participation from industry and academia

Open Source Hardware: Opportunities and Challenges, June 2016 The development community and hardware industry need to, as the paper states, ‘more vigorously’ collaborate in the open source ecosystem. Encouraging participation from industry and academia Interoperability is the first step to motivating contributes to OSH from both sides – making components work together easily will make […]

Script ML™: decoding programming languages in the lab

Do you find that you’re locked out from using the best equipment because programming languages clash? There are a huge variety of devices available to you, but your ability to use them depends on the skills you have in-house. It is a familiar problem in both academic and industry settings, and one we have overcome […]

We’ve launched the OpenIOLabs platform

More information:  http://www.openiolabs.co.uk/ Following a fantastic, successful but exhausting few days at PittCon 2016, we’re proud to announce the official launch of the OpenIOLabs platform. With orders already coming in, it’s great to see the level of interest we’re getting from a broad spectrum of academic and industrial experts.These are people at the forefront of […]

The advantages of vendor neutrality

Vendor neutrality has the obvious advantages of allowing you to use equipment from different manufacturers seamlessly – but what extended benefits does it offer? Whether you are working in industrial automation or on a research project, a vendor neutral set up can help you work better in a number of ways. Time saving efficienciesHaving a system […]

Five steps to developing the OSH ecosystem

Thoughts on: Open Source Hardware: Opportunities and Challenges, June 2016 Five steps to developing the OSH ecosystem The paper defines five steps required to develop the OSH ecosystem, briefly they are: Encourage individuals to contribute towards platforms and provide necessary design flows Make hardware design practical via easily available EDA tools and development platforms from […]