Hardware (Libre)

Designs for physical things.

This page only shows free, libre and open hardware. For a list that includes proprietary common content (that is to say, noncommercial and verbatim works), see Hardware (Shareable Resources).


  • Balloon Mapping Kit'Once assembled, this kit -- developed by community researchers from the Public Laboratory for Open Technology and Science -- enables you to collect your own aerial photos from up to 1000 ft.'
  • Contraptor'open source DIY rapid hardware prototyping'
  • DIYLILCNCPlans for a simple, cheap CNC mill.
  • EveryCook'Better food through information.'
  • Eyewriter'This international team is working together to create a low-cost, open source eye-tracking system that will allow ALS patients to draw using just their eyes.'
  • Fairphone'You can change the way products are made, starting with a single Phone. Together, we’re opening up the Supply Chain, and redefining the Economy – one step at a time.'
  • Farmbot"Humanity’s Open-Source Automated Precision Farming Machine"
  • littleBits'An opensource library of electronic modules that snap together with tiny magnets for prototyping and play'
  • Open Hardware JournalA journal about open hardware.
  • Open Source Beehives'Sensor enhanced hive designs for bees'
  • OSVehicleDownload car designs.
  • ProteiOpen hardware to clean up oil spills.
  • WikiHouseBuild your own house.

Sources of Hardware

  • AppropediaA wiki to share designs of all sorts.
  • ArduinoEmbedded development platform
  • Evil Mad Scientist Shop'DIY and open source hardware for art, education, and world domination.'
  • FreeLabA 'technical support collective for freedom oriented intentional communities'
  • Open Compute Project'A small team of Facebook engineers spent the past two years tackling a big challenge: how to scale our computing infrastructure in the most efficient and economical way possible.'
  • Open Source EcologyTechnology for sustainable, localised, modern living.
  • Open Source Seed InitiativeSeeds.
  • Qi Hardware'Qi's mission is to promote and encourage the development of copyleft hardware.'
  • ThingiverseDesigns for 3D printers.
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