New Charmware PCBs by Alex Glow

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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:

Charmware // Modular Tech Jewelry System

These mini PCB beads (PCBeads?) help you build wearable electronic circuits!

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New Charmware PCBs by Alex Glow

The Road from AXIOM Beta Developer Kit to Production Camera

From Sebastian of the Apertus Open Source Cinema Camera project:

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The Road from AXIOM Beta Developer Kit to Production Camera

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.

 

 

 

 

The Road from AXIOM Beta Developer Kit to Production Camera

Apertus Open Source Cinema Camera

GEZ_2364 Better Sensor (1)We are very excited about Apertus and their mission to create an Open Source Cinema Camera:
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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:

Why Open Source?

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!

OSH Park: Profile for apertus

 

Their GitHub organization contains software and hardware:

GitHub: apertus° – open source cinema

 

For example, their alpha-hardware repo contains Axiom Alpha prototype hardware source files (electronic schematics, documentation, PCB layouts, etc.) including this handy debug board designed with EAGLE:

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Apertus AXIOM Cinema Camera at EHSM 2014

 

 

Apertus Open Source Cinema Camera