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Boat seats in lots of instances are incredibly expensive and it's not at all too simple to discover them cheap. We invested considerable time browsing the web to locate seats for my individual final boat building undertaking. I'm a sizable DIY enthusiast and there's a terrific deal of things that I at present created for my personal boats.
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== Open Circuits ==
  
I began trying to find a web-based guidebook on producing a customized boat seat having said that had unquestionably no luck finding it so I decide that I will try to develop seats for my individual boat by myself. I'd drawn quite a few sketches of how I desired my personal seats to seem like and began to find out the actual quantities of supplies necessary for your job.
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Open Circuits is a wiki for sharing [[open source electronics]] knowledge, schematics, board layouts, ports and parts libraries. Please help us to build this resource by submitting your descriptions, projects, instructions, techniques, board layouts, PCB footprints, and other documentation for electronics. This includes
  
I ready each thing pretty well as a result at the and I created this great tutorial together with the options supplied for persons who wish to build you customized boat chairs. Not only you can save lots of money by accomplishing this your self nevertheless, you'll uncover the exact very same capabilities are utilised to generate yourself brand new kitchen and even club chairs.
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* [[Open Circuits website]] is where you should discuss issues about the opencircuits.com website itself.
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* [[Projects]]: open hardware [[Music Player]]s, [[atomic microscope]]s, [[PC]], [[PDA]], [[Open Mobile Gadgets|mobile phone]]s, etc.
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* [[Ideas]]: including [[Basic Circuits and Circuit Building Blocks]] -- Circuits you will use over and over.
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* [[Techniques]]: for doing things, often using [[hardware tool]]s or [[software tool]]s or both. Includes tips for designing custom printed circuit boards (PCBs), [[PCB Manufacturers]], assembly, and embedded system programming and testing.
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* [[Components]]: Lists of components, where to purchase them, how to use them.  For many components there are links to projects using that particular component, this is especially true for [[microcontroller]]s, for example follow the links down to PIC microcontrollers and you will find many project links as well as tutorials. General tips on [[connectors]], [[battery|batteries]], [[enclosures]], as well as more specific information on [[Popular Parts]].
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* [[Meta Open Source]]: Not projects or information on projects, but stuff about Open Hardware Initiatives and the open source movement in general, including tips on picking a [[hardware license]] to make it easier for others to collaborate with you.
  
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Many of the section titles are active links, click on them.
I created utilization of some sea rated plyboard to construct the frame for my personal chair and in addition protected this with some sea fresh paint which presented a simple development with regard to my individual seat. I bolted an excellent light excess weight aluminum fishing rod to your base side with the chair that is later on utilized as the seat's lower-leg. I then bought some synthetic leather and cut out the kind of my frame and an extra eight centimetres broad tape.
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* [[Test Equipment and Other Equipment]] See what is going on in your circuits, charge your batteries, etc.
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* [[Tutorials]] How to understand and plan what you are doing. These are for general theory, more specific information is linked to its topic.
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* [[PCB Footprints]] Don't reinvent the wheel. Known working open PCB footprints for various components.
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* [[HackerSpaces]] And hacker orgnizations.  These are the white hat guys hacking electronics to make things.  Includes DIY types, the people who read Make Magazine.
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* [[Got A Blog, Wiki or Website?]] Link to it on the [[Got A Blog, Wiki or Website?]] or [[WikiNode]] page.
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* [[Got a Technical Question?]] Perhaps it will be answered, perhaps not.  Google for it first in the spirit of RTFM.  Please do not ask us to do a school project for you.
  
I then utilized a ordinary machine plus some  [http://www.mhthread.com/100-spun-polyester-sewing-thread.html polyester thread] to be able to sewn the extremely greatest chair cover. In between your plyboard frame along with the chair cover I place the 5cm green seating foam. I then utilized the stapler to include the foam for the chair physique with stainless staples an also to connect the ultimate top chair cover for the physique.
 
  
To give my merchandise a last get in touch with I affixed a dark synthetic leather cover towards the back of the chair entire body to cover the actual painted plyboard.
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== Meta Open Source ==
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[[Meta Open Source]]:
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Not projects or information on projects, but stuff about Open Hardware Initiatives and the open source movement ( mostly hardware ) itself.
  
It took me about two days to create two customized vessel chairs for my personalized new boat I had been repairing at that time plus they came out extremely nice.
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The '''Open Source Movement''', typically covers '''Open Hardware''', '''Open Firmware''', and '''Open Software'''.
  
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'''Open Hardware''' is similar to '''[http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/free-sw.html Free] and [http://www.opensource.org/docs/definition.php Open Source Software]'''.
I then used a standard machine plus some  [http://www.mhthread.com/100-spun-polyester-sewing-thread.html polyester thread] as a way to sewn the extremely very best chair cover. Amongst your plyboard frame along with the chair cover I area the 5cm green seating foam. I then utilized the stapler to add the foam to your chair entire body with stainless staples an also to connect the ultimate main chair cover to the body.
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To provide my products a last contact I affixed a dark synthetic leather cover towards the back of the chair entire body to cover the actual painted plyboard.
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The '''Open Firmware''' movement provides firmware (i.e.: micro-code specifically related to the subcoding of hardware devices) which you may also know as '''soft-IP''' or '''FPGA''' coding see [http://www.opencores.org Open Cores] for more details.
  
It took me about 2 days to produce two customized vessel chairs for my personal new boat I had been repairing at that time plus they came out pretty good.
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Excellent examples of specific Open Hardware projects are listed on our [[Projects]] page.
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Discussions of more general open-hardware ideas are on a few pages here, such as
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[[open source electronics]], [[Ideas]], [[Meta Open Source]], etc.
  
90% on the widespread and regular persons will leave this web page with out taking advantage of your amazing provide beneath.
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Just as many important pieces of open-source software are, in turn, used to develop software (including more open-source software),
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many important open-hardware devices are, in turn, used to develop hardware devices (including more open-hardware devices) --
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such as [[Oscilloscope#Open Source Oscilloscopes]].
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There's also a bit of crossover, in that [[software tool]]s (many of them open-source software) are often used to develop open-source hardware.
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=== Licenses ===
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: ''consider moving this section to: [[hardware license]]''
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The most common "open hardware" licenses are the [http://creativecommons.org/licenses/ Creative Commons Licenses] and the [http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/gpl.html GNU General Public License].
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The GNU people wrote the [http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-faq.html#DoesTheGPLAllowMoney the GPL FAQ]
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to deal with common questions and misunderstandings of the GPL.
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The GNU people go on to say
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: "We encourage people who redistribute free software to charge as much as they wish or can. If this seems surprising to you, [http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/selling.html please read on." -- GNU: "Selling Free Software"]
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For example, Linksys makes money selling (among other things) their [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linksys_WRT54G_series Linksys WRT54G series] routers, which use Linux under the GPL license.
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To understand what your entitlements and responsibilities are under the applicable license(s); each hardware, firmware and/or software piece you have either copied, modified, developed using tools provided or if you intend distributing your development, you '''MUST''' read each and every license, and be specifically aware that you may not mix such license(s) together unless they can co-exist under one umbrella license. For example you may modify, copy, enhance and distribute parts your project which are all under the same license e.g.: or .
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Some people are working on licenses that are specifically designed for "open hardware".
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"Open Source Hardware (OSHW) Draft Definition 1.0"[http://freedomdefined.org/OSHW].
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Wikipedia: "Open Hardware License"[http://daivx.webchuyennghiep.net/dam-cong-so-cho-mua-he]
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mentions
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"CERN Open Hardware License"[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CERN_Open_Hardware_License][http://www.ohwr.org/documents/88]
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and the "TAPR Open Hardware License"[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TAPR_Open_Hardware_License].
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David L. Jones has a short video that discusses open-source hardware[http://www.eevblog.com/2011/08/12/eevblog-195-open-source-hardware-explained/] and mentions several licenses, including the
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CERN Open Hardware Licence[http://www.ohwr.org/projects/cernohl/wiki].
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Jim E. Bullock.
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[http://apps.americanbar.org/buslaw/blt/2003-07-08/bullock.html "Passing it on: The technology license"]
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defines many legal terms common in technology licenses.
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== Help Us Make Open Circuits Better ==
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What are we:
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Looks like we are defining this by way of who contributes and what.  I ( [[russ_hensel]] ) am a new member so may or may not have it right.
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This is what I think:
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*An introduction to Electronic theory, suitable for the hobbyist.
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*Guide to locating and using components and tools.
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*Details on how to build various projects.
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*Building some sense of community among builders.
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There are two means of carrying this out:
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*Write material for the site or
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*Link to material you may have written or have located on the web.  There is so much stuff on the web that lets not write it here unless it is at least somewhat unique.
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What do you think, discuss it here if very general, else on the discussion page ( link at top of page ).
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See also:
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*[[We love volunteers]]
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*[[Help:contents]]
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*[[Spam]]  What should we do about it, it is a real problem now ( Feb 08 ).
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Latest revision as of 09:19, 6 January 2017

[edit] Open Circuits

Open Circuits is a wiki for sharing open source electronics knowledge, schematics, board layouts, ports and parts libraries. Please help us to build this resource by submitting your descriptions, projects, instructions, techniques, board layouts, PCB footprints, and other documentation for electronics. This includes

Many of the section titles are active links, click on them.


[edit] Meta Open Source

Meta Open Source: Not projects or information on projects, but stuff about Open Hardware Initiatives and the open source movement ( mostly hardware ) itself.

The Open Source Movement, typically covers Open Hardware, Open Firmware, and Open Software.

Open Hardware is similar to Free and Open Source Software.

The Open Firmware movement provides firmware (i.e.: micro-code specifically related to the subcoding of hardware devices) which you may also know as soft-IP or FPGA coding see Open Cores for more details.

Excellent examples of specific Open Hardware projects are listed on our Projects page. Discussions of more general open-hardware ideas are on a few pages here, such as open source electronics, Ideas, Meta Open Source, etc.

Just as many important pieces of open-source software are, in turn, used to develop software (including more open-source software), many important open-hardware devices are, in turn, used to develop hardware devices (including more open-hardware devices) -- such as Oscilloscope#Open Source Oscilloscopes. There's also a bit of crossover, in that software tools (many of them open-source software) are often used to develop open-source hardware.

[edit] Licenses

consider moving this section to: hardware license

The most common "open hardware" licenses are the Creative Commons Licenses and the GNU General Public License. The GNU people wrote the the GPL FAQ to deal with common questions and misunderstandings of the GPL. The GNU people go on to say

"We encourage people who redistribute free software to charge as much as they wish or can. If this seems surprising to you, please read on." -- GNU: "Selling Free Software"

For example, Linksys makes money selling (among other things) their Linksys WRT54G series routers, which use Linux under the GPL license.

To understand what your entitlements and responsibilities are under the applicable license(s); each hardware, firmware and/or software piece you have either copied, modified, developed using tools provided or if you intend distributing your development, you MUST read each and every license, and be specifically aware that you may not mix such license(s) together unless they can co-exist under one umbrella license. For example you may modify, copy, enhance and distribute parts your project which are all under the same license e.g.: or .

Some people are working on licenses that are specifically designed for "open hardware". "Open Source Hardware (OSHW) Draft Definition 1.0"[1]. Wikipedia: "Open Hardware License"[2] mentions "CERN Open Hardware License"[3][4] and the "TAPR Open Hardware License"[5]. David L. Jones has a short video that discusses open-source hardware[6] and mentions several licenses, including the CERN Open Hardware Licence[7].

Jim E. Bullock. "Passing it on: The technology license" defines many legal terms common in technology licenses.

[edit] Help Us Make Open Circuits Better

What are we:

Looks like we are defining this by way of who contributes and what. I ( russ_hensel ) am a new member so may or may not have it right. This is what I think:

  • An introduction to Electronic theory, suitable for the hobbyist.
  • Guide to locating and using components and tools.
  • Details on how to build various projects.
  • Building some sense of community among builders.

There are two means of carrying this out:

  • Write material for the site or
  • Link to material you may have written or have located on the web. There is so much stuff on the web that lets not write it here unless it is at least somewhat unique.

What do you think, discuss it here if very general, else on the discussion page ( link at top of page ).

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