List of open-source hardware projects

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This list of open-source hardware projects includes 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 – A reconfigurable grid of 64 backlit buttons, used via USB. A limited batch of 500 monome 40h has been produced. All the design process, design specifications, firmware and PCB schematics are available online.
  • Neuros Digital Audio Computer – An open-source portable digital audio player.
  • Arduinome
  • MIDIbox The MIDIbox project is an open-source modular DIY hardware and software platform for MIDI devices like controllers, synthesizers, sequencers


Video electronics[edit]


  • NetFPGA is a project consisting 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]

Further information: Open-source computing hardware


Further information: Open-source robotics


Renewable energy[edit]

  • Wind turbines: To assist people in the developing countries, and hobbyists alike, several projects have been open-sourced, e.g. the Jua Kali wind turbine, Hugh Piggot's wind turbine, ForceField Wind Turbine, et cetera

Lighting and LED[edit]

  • LED Throwies – Non-destructive graffiti and light displays.

Machines and production tools[edit]


Main article: Open-source car

3D printers and scanners[edit]

Other hardware[edit]


Medical devices[edit]

Scientific hardware[edit]


  • Thingiverse – a collection of primarily 3-D printable open-source designs of objects

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Use tupperware as Projects Enclosures
  2. ^ Pauli, Darren (2015-08-14). "Gazan medico team 3D-prints world-leading stethoscope for 30c". United Kingdom: The Register. Retrieved 2015-08-17. 

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