This paper presents how open source hardware will influence our business and education in the near future. The open source hardware has been playing a key role in business and education. Historically, for example, the vacuum tube radios technology was invented and patented by Dr. Hiroshi Ando. Mr.Konosuke Matsushita (founder of Panasonic) purchased Ando’s patents and delivered the technology to the manufactures in 1932 at no charge. Since 1932, every family in Japan has been owning an inexpensive consumer radio set. The vacuum tube radios technology is the first, and only the first open source hardware. Thanks to open
source hardware, 3D printers and laser cutters are becoming cheap and available for personal use to-gether with open source software. In this paper, our experience We must determine what contents of education will be needed in the future society. We should rethink how we can have a fun time or a good time with shortened working hours from the global viewpoints. Keywords—open source hardware, vacuum tube radios, 3D printers, laser engraving machines,artificial intelligence, GPU, gcode
Wikipedia states that Open-source hardware (OSH), consists of physical artifacts of technology designed and offered by the open design movement . Both free and open source software (FOSS) as well as open-source hardware is created by this open-source culture movement and applies a like concept to a variety of components .Wikipedia also says that First hardware focused “open source” activities were started around 1997 by Bruce Perens . This paper would like to correct the Wikipedia statement. The vacuum tube radios technology was invented and patented by Dr. Hiroshi Ando. Mr. Konosuke Matsushita (founder of Panasonic) purchased Ando’s patents and delivered the technology to the manufactures in Japan in October 1932 at no charge . Since 1932, every family in Japan
has been owning an inexpensive consumer radio set. The vacuum tube radios technology is the first, and only the first open source hardware.Since the advent of hardware description language (HDL), instead of schematics, sharing HDL code has been forming open source
hardware where semiconductor intellectual property cores or IP cores have been playing a key role. ARM -based CPU is one of HDL incubated CPUs. However, ARM IP core is a proprietary product of ARM Ltd and not for free. ARM based devices occupies over 70%
market share of embedded system . ARM-based CPU market share in 2010: over 95% in smartphone market . Inexpensive ARM- based CPU has brought a series of Raspberry Pi including Pizero ($5) , CHIP($9) , and Nan- oPi-NEO ($7.99) , and others. In February 2016, the Raspberry Pi Foundation announced that theyhad sold eight million devices.