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Open Source Hardware Requirements NEEDED UPDATE for Compilers

Hi Open Source Hardware is getting talked about in the news a lot.
Have you thought about recreating a open source hardware design for the learning process or improve on it?

If you have have you gotten frustrated because your design has to be different and very from the previous design because you had to work your way around limited documentation? Can you realy make a improvement if more than one change is made fallowing the scientific method.

For example lets look at a recipe:

You are going to make a cookie.

You will need these ingredients.
What are their manufactures , manufacturer part numbers and suppliers?
These should have sources on the internet because you are expecting some one to build off of this.

You use measurement devices to put the ingredients together in steps.

You mention the settings you set the oven and cutters at and how long.

3d printers and electronics I have seen not have the parts list look at the open source electronics designs by DIY Drones or prusa i3 or prusa air 2 printer it does not have a parts list that is orderable for the metal rods.

josheeg (author) 1 year ago
see open source software i can compile and test maby with external libraries but without having to rewrite and plan the code. maby it is a different in definition.
if hardware was going to grow like mores law building on compiling and testing modify and re do would be the steps.
Open source can mean that someone makes a finished product, hands it to you, you open up the case to see the insides and the rest is up to you. Many parts are custom manufactured so they may be the only source and don't want to give that away...at least for free. The innovation is for you to get around the obstacles and not expect everything to be handed to you. Btw, open source 3d printers such as the Prusa use industry standard metric threaded rods which are widely available or in kit packs, you can just search for them.
josheeg (author)  caitlinsdad1 year ago
Jan 28, 2013. 1:47 PMsee open source software i can compile and test maby with external libraries but without having to rewrite and plan the code. maby it is a different in definition. 
if hardware was going to grow like mores law building on compiling and testing modify and re do would be the steps.