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The Year 2018 in Open Hardware

Emerging Markets

Dec 11, 2018

2018 saw several open hardware projects reach fruition. Where the open hardware movement goes from here, remains to be seen.

TreeTime

Mind-mapping tools

Oct 04, 2018

Mind maps are designed to help display processes and projects clearly in a graphical format. This review explores the design possibilities offered by five mind map programs.

Tutorials – Cordova Sensor

Sensor & Sensoribility

Oct 04, 2018

Frameworks like Cordova make creating simple mobile apps quite easy. Making apps that use your phone's sensor is slightly trickier, but, thanks to a new universal standard, things are not as hard as you may think.

Tutorials – Docker

Docker 101

Aug 30, 2018

You might think Docker is a tool reserved for gnarly sys admins, useful only to service companies that run complicated SaaS applications, but that is not true: Docker is useful for everybody.

Open Source Tools for Writers

The Writer’s Toolbox

Nov 27, 2018

When it comes to writing, using the right tools can free you up to focus on your content.

Tutorials – ODF Metadata

Metadata in ODF Files

Aug 30, 2018

It is no secret that the native file format of LibreOffice and OpenOffice, the OpenDocument Format (ODF), is a truly open standard for word processing documents, spreadsheets, and presentations. What most people do not know is that ODF files contain lots of metadata that is very easy to read or modify.

Tutorials – Kdenlive and ImageMagick

Odd Couple

Jun 28, 2018

By using two very different tools, Kdenlive and ImageMagick, you can make animation less tedious and create some pretty cool video effects and transitions.

Tutorial – Writing QML Apps

Use QML to build smart graphical applications

Apr 27, 2018

QML makes writing desktop applications a breeze, and you can later compile them into standalone programs that work more or less anywhere.

Sail Away

Dashboard for RaspPi-controlled toy sailboat with Node-RED

Aug 30, 2018

With Node-RED, you can create a web dashboard that instructs a Raspberry Pi to set the rudder position on a toy sailboat.

Secret Pass

Aug 30, 2018

Pass is a simple shell script that helps you manage and synchronize passwords using Git.

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