Sebastian Pichelhofer of Apertus gave an exciting talk at FOSDEM earlier this year and the video is now on YouTube:
AXIOM – open source cinema camera Project Introduction and current state of development
The presentation will give a brief overview of the projects history & lessons learned during the course of developing a high tech camera device as community project. We also want to demo and explain the produced hardware, enclosures and sample footage then look at the challenges still ahead. Last 5 minutes reserved for Q&A
Alex Glow from Hackster posted an update on the Charmware modular tech jewelry system:
New Charmware PCBs from OSH Park! (Pt. 1)
Sweet, a package from OSH Park! Time for an unboxing! Plus, see how to upload and order your own boards.
New Charmware PCBs from OSH Park! (Pt. 2)
Visit Hackster.io for more information on the project:
These mini PCB beads (PCBeads?) help you build wearable electronic circuits!
From Sebastian of the Apertus Open Source Cinema Camera project:
Developer Kits have been shipping for some time now and we are aware that the most pressing question for many of you is “When will the AXIOM Beta evolve from a Developer Kit to being a production ready camera?” This article should help to answer that question, but keep in mind that the camera has been carefully designed to evolve constantly.
We are very excited about Apertus and their mission to create an Open Source Cinema Camera:
The goal of the award winning apertus° project is to create free and open technology for todays professional cinema and film production landscape and make all the generated knowledge freely available.
And we love their philosophy:
The apertus° project is based on software free to be used for any purpose, free to be studied, examined, modified and redistributed – which includes distributing your modified versions. Hence, products and services developed by apertus° are almost exclusively released under GNU General Public License V3 . * Documentation provided is licensed under the Creative Commons License and the hardware under the Cern Open Hardware License .
Apertus ran a crowd-funding campaign in 2014 that raised €204,568:
Notice purple PCBs in the video? We are very proud that Apertus has been using OSH Park to make boards since 2013!
Their GitHub organization contains software and hardware:
For example, their alpha-hardware repo contains