Product Hacking

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

Examples

  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. Multimachine, all-purpose machine tool, an example of Multiple-Purpose Production Technology
  15. Neuros Technology and its OSD Open Source Device
  16. Night Brights, the entire making process of the lights is open source and shared publicly
  17. Open Cola
  18. Open EEG
  19. Open Micromanufacturing and Nanomanufacturing Equipment
  20. Open Moko, an Open Mobile Telephony project
  21. Open Source Green Vehicle
  22. Open Source Pharma
  23. Open Source Scooter, a project to make a Segway-type vehicle
  24. Open Source Sewing Patterns such as Burdastyle
  25. Open Source Velomobile Development Project
  26. Ronen Kadushin Open Design
  27. Ronja by Twibright Labs, optical point-to-point data link device
  28. Roomba, hackable Vacuuming Robots
  29. SHPEGS Open Energy Project
  30. Whirlwind Wheelchair International
  31. Worldbike
  32. x0xb0x, "Roland" MIDI synthesizer
  33. 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