Spark | Feb 9, 2012 | 19:30

Open Source Hardware with Limor Fried (Full interview)

Making wearable computers? A booster for your iPhone made out of a mint box? It doesn’t get more DIY than this. Limor Fried is the founder an lead engineer at Adafruit Industries. She’s one of the leading forces behind the maker movement - people who like to alter technology to better it, or make electronics at home from scratch. And she's particularly interested in making hardware that is open source.

Now Playing on CBC Radio Help Refresh

Live audio streams for phones and tablets: Radio One and CBC Music (Radio 2, Radio 3 and more)

CBC Radio One

Listen Live Ottawa change

CBC Radio 2

Listen Live Eastern change

CBC Radio 3

Listen Live Radio 3
Spark - Millions of Facebook users think Facebook is the internetApr 19, 2015 | 8:36Spark Millions of Facebook users think Facebook is the internet Audio
Spark Millions of Facebook users think Facebook is the internet Apr 19, 2015 | 8:36Leo Mirani explains the consequences of Facebook users in the developing world who have no idea they're using the internet, or believe that Facebook IS the internet.
Spark - Never mind the robots, what about us?Apr 26, 2015 | 12:41Spark Never mind the robots, what about us? Audio
Spark Never mind the robots, what about us? Apr 26, 2015 | 12:41The new movie "Ex Machina" raises the question of whether robots can have consciousness, but what about us?
Spark - 282: dot-internet, dot-ethics, dot-sucks and moreApr 19, 2015 | 53:59Spark 282: dot-internet, dot-ethics, dot-sucks and more Audio
Spark 282: dot-internet, dot-ethics, dot-sucks and more Apr 19, 2015 | 53:59Confusing Facebook with the internet, the continuing .sucks controversy, infrared cameras that sense your house is leaking heat, and the tech sector steps in for social justice.
Spark - Cheap genome mappingJan 26, 2014 | 10:07Spark Cheap genome mapping Audio
Spark Cheap genome mapping Jan 26, 2014 | 10:07Biotech company Illumina says it can sequence a full human genome for $1,000, long considered a watershed target. Peter Chow-White on what cheaper maps of our DNA mean for our health, and the future of our genetic privacy.
Spark - 283: consciousness, intelligent software, kids and gamesApr 26, 2015 | 53:59Spark 283: consciousness, intelligent software, kids and games Audio
Spark 283: consciousness, intelligent software, kids and games Apr 26, 2015 | 53:59How different types of intelligence peak at different times in your life. Kids, self-control and games. Open-source intelligent software. Understanding human (and robot) consciousness.
Spark - Don't like Siri? Build your own!Apr 26, 2015 | 9:31Spark Don't like Siri? Build your own! Audio
Spark Don't like Siri? Build your own! Apr 26, 2015 | 9:31A new intelligent personal assistant called Sirius is open-source, which means anyone can download and modify it for their own purposes.
Spark - Why your kid can't turn off a game when you askApr 26, 2015 | 15:28Spark Why your kid can't turn off a game when you ask Audio
Spark Why your kid can't turn off a game when you ask Apr 26, 2015 | 15:28We know that the games on our devices are designed to keep us playing. So is it reasonable to expect children to be able to stop when we say so?
Spark - How not to .suck for $2,500Apr 19, 2015 | 8:45Spark How not to .suck for $2,500 Audio
Spark How not to .suck for $2,500 Apr 19, 2015 | 8:45Anyone can now register for a .sucks domain, and many celebrities and companies are doing just that to protect their brands. Mark Jeftovic tells us why he won't pay the money to register his company as easyDNS.sucks.
Spark - A tunnel to (internet) freedomApr 19, 2015 | 4:23Spark A tunnel to (internet) freedom Audio
Spark A tunnel to (internet) freedom Apr 19, 2015 | 4:23In Paraguay, Internet.org offers free internet access, but only to Facebook and a few other sites. Frustrated by this, Matias Insaurralde created a software tool to give users access to the broader internet.
Spark - When tech titans step up for social justiceApr 19, 2015 | 10:43Spark When tech titans step up for social justice Audio
Spark When tech titans step up for social justice Apr 19, 2015 | 10:43Recently we've seen tech leaders publicly speaking up about social issues. But is it hypocritical to speak up for social justice when your own company is tarnished? Mónica Guzmán looks at the tech sector's complicated relationship with social change.
Spark - Test your cognitive abilities with these online gamesApr 26, 2015 | 11:15Spark Test your cognitive abilities with these online games Audio
Spark Test your cognitive abilities with these online games Apr 26, 2015 | 11:15New research suggests that cognitive facility doesn't decline in early adulthood, instead there are several peaks of different types of 'fluid intelligence' over our lives.
Spark - What the internet will look like with 5 billion usersApr 19, 2015 | 9:25Spark What the internet will look like with 5 billion users Audio
Spark What the internet will look like with 5 billion users Apr 19, 2015 | 9:25Laura DeNardis argues that in the long term, two-tiered internet access in the developing world poses real problems for innovation and development.
Spark - Beauty and Brains, Beautiful Sound, Because Noun, 24-hour Music, Dramatizing the Internet, and Photo OrganizationDec 1, 2013 | 53:59Spark Beauty and Brains, Beautiful Sound, Because Noun, 24-hour Music, Dramatizing the Internet, and Photo Organization Audio
Spark Beauty and Brains, Beautiful Sound, Because Noun, 24-hour Music, Dramatizing the Internet, and Photo Organization Dec 1, 2013 | 53:59Gretchen McCulloch on internet speak. Jay Frank on music listening in a digital age. Molly Bullard on photo organizing. Zaira Cattaneo on beauty and brain stimulation. Julian Treasure on the most beautiful sound. Quinn Norton on dramatizing the internet.
Spark - The Digital Economy: Capitalism 2.0?Jan 25, 2015 | 9:00Spark The Digital Economy: Capitalism 2.0? Audio
Spark The Digital Economy: Capitalism 2.0? Jan 25, 2015 | 9:00Twenty years after writing his bestseller The Digital Economy, Don Tapscott looks at the new challenges facing the digital economy and the questions every thought leader needs to ask in order to thrive.
Spark - Watch yourself write and you could be a better writerMar 22, 2015 | 9:04Spark Watch yourself write and you could be a better writer Audio
Spark Watch yourself write and you could be a better writer Mar 22, 2015 | 9:04James Somers created Draftback, a tool that lets you replay what you've written in Google Docs, so you can gain insight into your writing process.

1 of 34