The Open Source

The Open Source

Straightforward coverage of open source projects, the maker movement, DIY 3D printing, and crypto.


Crypto and Computation for the Greater Good

9 May 2021 1 minute read 0 comments Eric Arthur Blair

Although criticism has been levied against crypto for wasteful energy use, the press overlooks eco-friendly options which are available. Even the discussion of NFTs has had pundits claiming that now even art will start to destroy the environment. Thi...

Your local maker-space - a powerful resource you might be missing!

28 Apr 2021 2 minute read 0 comments Eric Arthur Blair

Ever wish you'd heard about BTC when it was $5 a coin? If you were hanging out in your local maker-space at the time, odds are you would have! If you're anything like me, that doesn't mean you'd have done the smartest thing with that information, but...

Banano Basics and my experience among the monkeys

26 Apr 2021 2 minute read 0 comments Eric Arthur Blair

With its recent rally and listing on CoinEx, Banano is showing itself to be a scrappy project with some neat ideas and surprising heart.  Banano gets its name from being a fork of Nano. It describes itself as a "Feeless, Instant, and Potassium-rich C...