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[News] Free Software Revolution Reaches Hardware

  • Subject: [News] Free Software Revolution Reaches Hardware
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 17 Oct 2009 22:43:45 +0100
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Sharma: Open Source Hardware

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| If the time wasnât ripe for this revolution, news of 
| an open-source camera from a university wouldnât have 
| made it past the campus science journal. But 
| Stanfordâs Frankencamera project is popping up all 
| over the radar. The idea is simple â take the 
| principles of open-source software and apply them to a 
| low-cost assimilation of off-the-shelf camera parts 
| tied together with a Linux-based OS thatâs available 
| to everyone for modification. Forget proprietary APIs 
| and SDKs, this is the holy grail for people that spent 
| their school breaks soldering radios.



Open source camera could pave the way for open source hardware

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| Recently a Techrepublic reader sent me a link to this story from Science Daily
| about a professor (Mark Levoy) of computer science at Stanford who is developing
| an open source camera. The article tells the story of a fledgling program,
| Computational Photography, which researches photography to help improve cameras.
| Mr. Levoy developed the camera so that other computational photographers could
| help improve the software.


Frankencamera is open source, runs on Linux

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| Photo scientists at Stanford University have conceived what is probably the
| world's first open-source camera. Their contraption, dubbed the
| Frankencamera, consists of a Nokia N95 mobile phone camera module, circuit
| board, a couple of lenses from Canon and Linux for all the open-source
| goodness.

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