Are you a maker or hacker?

Do you love Arduinos, LEDs, Raspberry Pis, Microcontrollers, and Breadboards but are stuck doing blinky lights when what you really want is internet-connected laser-powered drones?

We can help get you there.

Our team met at University over 8 years ago while studying Electrical Engineering. We’ve watched first-hand the explosive growth of the maker movement driven by platforms like the Arduino, Raspberry Pi, and ESP32. But trying to get useful development information for all of those platforms is time consuming, poorly organized, and fraught with bad advice.

Sometimes what you really need is access to organized, accurate, and concise information. Data sheets are great, but a summary of 10 different pages from 10 different app notes might be what you really need. Starting in May 2017, we’re committed to helping out makers and hackers by documenting, sharing, and developing open hardware and software.

We weren’t always this way. As hackers, we started out trying to tear things apart. We reverse-engineered oscilloscope modules and tried cracking BIOS passwords with BusPirates. These may have been fun projects, but they didn’t help anyone just starting out. So we’ve changed our name and our mission to reflect our new vision - a future where technology is accessible, programmable, and has unlocked potential.

Open Hardware is successful when people know about it, learn about it, and actually use it. Help us by: Sharing your passion with your friends, commenting on our blog posts, and sending us your topic suggestions.

Contributors

Andrew Steadman

Andrew Steadman

Hacker, Photographer, Curler, & Dad in #YEG. I’m a true Full-Stack developer comfortable with everything from PCB design to Firmware Development, PHY design and verification, REST APIs, and HTML/JS. In my spare time I fabricate keyfobs.

Email: andrew@nullhardware.com Home: andrewsteadman.ca.

Nouman Noor

Nouman Noor

Hardware designer by day; hacker by night. My expertise lies in analog and mixed-signal circuit design with emphasis on reliability and extended operation in extreme environments. I possess advanced knowledge of power electronics, PCB design and SPICE simulation. In my spare time I can be found photographing landscapes and immersing myself in particle- and astro-physics.

Email: nouman@nullhardware.com

Marcin Misiewicz

Marcin Misiewicz

I’ve had a soldering iron in my hand since before I had a drivers license, and have the burns to prove it. Embedded Systems Engineer by day, and embedded hacker by night, specializing in hardware and firmware integration. I play with software defined radio’s, copy RFID fobs, and try to break embedded devices as a hobby.

Email: marcin@nullhardware.com

Nurchi Guseynov

Nurchi Guseynov

Hardware/firmware designer by training; husband and father by calling; software developer, hacker, photographer, maker, and welder by hobby. I like to make stuff (then often just give it away). I love taking pictures of landscapes, sunrise/sunset, waterbodies - nature in general. With a NAIT diploma in Electronics Engineering Technology, I know how to build stuff; and with University degree in Electrical Engineering, I know why it works that way…

Email: nurchi@nullhardware.com