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#[[Whirlwind Wheelchair International]]
#[[Whirlwind Wheelchair International]]
#[[x0xb0x]], "Roland" MIDI synthesizer
#[[Ybox]], an internet connected set-top box
#[[Ybox]], an internet connected set-top box

Revision as of 01:38, 9 November 2007

A comprehensive list of hacked and hackable products is maintained by Stephen Vermeulen at http://vermeulen.ca/product-hacking.html


  1. Arduino, an open-source electronics prototyping platform based on flexible, easy-to-use hardware and software.
  2. Bug Labs, a programmable hardware device, The Bug, run on open source software Bugbase
  3. Chumby, a powerful little device with Wi-Fi, a 3.5-inch screen and an interface that you can customize
  4. Concentrated Solar Power Open Source Initiative
  5. Daisy MP3 Player
  6. Free Telephony Project, provides free reference designs for embedded telephony. Both the hardware and software are open.
  7. Grid Beam Building System, reuseable parts for building
  8. Hexayurt, an open source disaster relief shelter
  9. Ikea Hacker
  10. Jaldi Battery Charger
  11. Lego Factory, design your own kits, in the corporate framework
  12. LugNet, design your own Lego kits, outside the corporate framework
  13. Movisi Open Design Furniture
  14. Neuros Technology and its OSD Open Source Device
  15. Night Brights, the entire making process of the lights is open source and shared publicly
  16. Open Cola
  17. Open EEG
  18. Open Micromanufacturing and Nanomanufacturing Equipment
  19. Open Moko, an Open Mobile Telephony project
  20. Open Source Green Vehicle
  21. Open Source Pharma
  22. Open Source Scooter, a project to make a Segway-type vehicle
  23. Open Source Sewing Patterns such as Burdastyle
  24. Open Source Velomobile Development Project
  25. Ronen Kadushin Open Design
  26. Ronja by Twibright Labs, optical point-to-point data link device
  27. Roomba, hackable Vacuuming Robots
  28. SHPEGS Open Energy Project
  29. Whirlwind Wheelchair International
  30. Worldbike
  31. x0xb0x, "Roland" MIDI synthesizer
  32. Ybox, an internet connected set-top box

Reference Sites

  1. Appropedia
  2. Instructables
  3. Open Circuits, a wiki for sharing open source electronics knowledge, schematics, board layouts, ports and parts libraries
  4. Open Cores, a loose collection of people who are interested in developing hardware, with a similar ethos to the free software movement"
  5. Open Sustainability Network and its Standarrd blog
  6. TaskForge

Related Concepts

  1. Citizen Product Design
  2. Co-Creation
  3. Co-Design
  4. Crowdsourced Advertising
  5. Crowdsourced Design
  6. Open Customization
  7. Open Design
  8. Open Source Hardware
  9. Open Hardware
  10. Open P2P Communities
  11. Open Peer to Peer Design
  12. Open Source Hardware
  13. Open Source Product Design
  14. Open innovation
  15. Peer Production Entrepreneurs
  16. Personal Fabricators
  17. RepRap
  18. Self-organized Design Communities