List of open-source hardware projects

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This is a list of open-source hardware projects, including computer systems and components, cameras, radio, telephony, science education, machines and tools, robotics, renewable energy, home automation, medical and biotech, automotive, prototyping, test equipment, and musical instruments.


Amateur radio[edit]

Audio electronics[edit]

  • Monome 40h – reconfigurable grid of 64 backlit buttons, used via USB; a limited batch of 500 was produced; all design process, specifications, firmware, and PCB schematics are available online
  • Neuros Digital Audio Computer – portable digital audio player
  • Arduinome
  • MIDIbox – modular DIY hardware–software platform for MIDI devices including controllers, synthesizers, sequencers


Video electronics[edit]


  • NetFPGA – hardware platform, software, community, and education material to enable research and education effort in a line-rate network environment

Wireless networking[edit]



Computer systems[edit]


  • Nitrokey – USB key for data and email encryption and strong authentication
  • TKey[2] – TKey is a secure environment for applications that provide a security function. This includes Time-based one-time password (TOTP) token generators, Signing oracles, Secure random numbers, Encryption, 2FA and even the possibility to store SSH Keys.



  • Freeduino – an open-source physical computing platform based on a simple I/O board and a development environment that implements the open source Processing / Wiring language. Also clones of this platform including Freeduino.
  • Tinkerforge – a platform comprising stackable microcontrollers for interfacing with sensors and other I/O devices




Renewable energy[edit]

Lighting and LED[edit]

Neither electronic nor mechanical[edit]

Architecture and design[edit]


Machines and production tools[edit]


Complete vehicles[edit]


Engine control units[edit]

  • SECU-3 – gasoline engine control unit

Electric vehicle chargers[edit]

3D printers and scanners[edit]

CNC milling machines[edit]

  • Mekanika – an open hardware CNC milling machine aiming at reducing accessibility barrier to digital milling technologies.

Other hardware[edit]


Medical devices[edit]

Scientific hardware[edit]


Partially open-source hardware[edit]

Hardware that uses closed source components


Single-board computers[edit]

  • Tinkerforge RED Brick, executes user programs and controls other Bricks/Bricklets standalone
Motorola 68000 series[edit]
National Semiconductor NS320xx series[edit]
  • HiFive1 is an Arduino-compatible development kit featuring the Freedom E310, the industry's first commercially available RISC-V SoC[8]
  • HiFive Unleashed is a Linux development platform for SiFive’s Freedom U540 SoC, the world’s first 4+1 64-bit multi-core Linux-capable RISC-V SoC."[9]
  • HiFive Unmatched is a mini-ITX motherboard that features "a SiFive FU740 processor coupled with 8 GB DDR4 memory and 32 MB SPI Flash. It comes with a 4x USB 3.2 ports and a 16x PCIe expansion slot."[10]

Notebook computers[edit]

Handhelds, palmtops, and smartphones[edit]


Instruction sets[edit]


See also[edit]


  1. ^ "The dream of Ara: Inside the rise and fall of the world's most revolutionary phone". VentureBeat. 10 January 2017. Retrieved 19 February 2021.
  2. ^ TKey Tillitis. Retrieved 02 July 2023
  3. ^ "Twibright Labs - Ronja".
  4. ^ "ZPU - the worlds [sic] smallest 32 bit CPU with GCC toolchain :: Overview". OpenCores.
  5. ^ a b Cicero, Simone (27 December 2013). "10 of the Most Incredible Open Source Hardware Projects Born in 2013". Open Electronics. Futura Group. Retrieved 12 March 2017.
  6. ^ OpenEV
  7. ^ Katherine Noyes. "Tiny $57 PC is like the Raspberry Pi, but faster and fully open". PCWorld. 2012.
  8. ^ "HiFive1: Open Source, Arduino-Compatible RISC-V Dev Kit". Crowd Supply. Retrieved 31 May 2017.
  9. ^ "SiFive HiFive Unleashed Getting Started Guide" (PDF). SiFive. SiFive, Inc. Retrieved 13 April 2018.
  10. ^ "SiFive launches HiFive Unmatched mini-ITX motherboard for RISC-V PC's". cnx-software. 30 October 2020. Retrieved 4 May 2021.
  11. ^ "Novena". Crowd Supply.
  12. ^ "The Almost Completely Open Source Laptop Goes on Sale". Wired. 2 April 2014.
  13. ^ "Novena Helps Hackers Build Their Own Laptop". 2 April 2014.
  14. ^ Holbrook, Stett (2 April 2014). "The World's First Open Source Laptop Makes Its Debut". Make. Retrieved 12 March 2017.
  15. ^ "J-Core Open Processor". Retrieved 19 June 2016.
  16. ^ j-core Design Walkthrough (PDF). Embedded Linux Conference. San Diego. 6 April 2016. Retrieved 19 June 2016.

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