C++ Hardware

Open-source C++ projects categorized as Hardware

Top 23 C++ Hardware Projects

  • librealsense

    Intel® RealSense™ SDK

  • Project mention: 3D visualization of geospatial data using Unity | /r/Unity3D | 2023-05-25
  • Relativty

    An open source VR headset with SteamVR supports for $200

  • Project mention: Is there a no bull VR headset that isn't the Valve Index? | /r/virtualreality | 2023-10-07

    Only thing that comes to mind is this open source printable headset but I hope there's a simpler purchasable unit.

  • WorkOS

    The modern identity platform for B2B SaaS. The APIs are flexible and easy-to-use, supporting authentication, user identity, and complex enterprise features like SSO and SCIM provisioning.

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  • openvr

    OpenVR SDK

  • Project mention: How can I use C++ libraries/SDKs? | /r/Cplusplus | 2023-06-07

    I have been using C++ for a while but never really touched on using a full on SDK and now I want to use this SDK from Valve but my issue is that it isn't clear to me how to use it. What I mean by this is that it comes with a lot of subdirectories and extra stuff but how can I make a hello world program and able to call functions from the header file included in this SDK? I have used .h files before so I understand how the linker and all that works but with such a robust SDK I am not getting how this works on VSCode or maybe that I shouldn't even be using VSCode?

  • blynk-library

    Blynk library for IoT boards. Works with Arduino, ESP32, ESP8266, Raspberry Pi, Particle, ARM Mbed, etc.

  • lucidgloves

    Arduino/ESP32 based DIY VR Haptic gloves. Compatible with SteamVR via OpenGloves.

  • Project mention: Existing problems for the development of VR gloves? | /r/ComputerEngineering | 2023-06-20

    While there are other VR gloves discussed on reddit. They all seem to very bulky [1] [2] [3] and maybe are not being developed by computer engineers? It seems like there are 2 main problems.

  • dRehmFlight

    Teensy/Arduino flight controller and stabilization for small-scale VTOL vehicles

  • Project mention: Getting into RC Planes | /r/RCPlanes | 2023-10-15
  • DaisySP

    A Powerful DSP Library in C++

  • Project mention: Ask HN: Manufacturing somewhat novel MIDI controller | news.ycombinator.com | 2023-11-10

    You are about to bite off a lot. Ignore all the other advice in this thread, I do this for a living.

    You have some software experience, this is good. Assuming you have embedded software experience (which is essential for what you are doing and not at all like web programming) you have a foothold to finish this project without going completely insane.

    Hardware is a completely different beast. With software everything happens in your head and when you get stuck you can usually think your way out of it. With hardware, you really do need to learn to do things meticulously and step by step. There are many things that can go wrong. You will learn a lot on this journey.

    Don't be afraid to ask for help. Finding a hardware community will be essential to do this as you learn the skills you need. You're going to make a lot of mistakes, best to go in embracing it

    A good place to start is to join an open source community for MIDI. Two off the top of my head is http://www.ucapps.de/ for MIDI specific hardware and https://www.electro-smith.com/daisy

    A large amount of the work you will find yourself doing at the beginning is just figuring out where and who to ask questions about things like the keybed and other hardware issues. None of this is terribly 'hard' but none of it is easy. Most of it comes from experience.

    It is almost always best to use someone else's product when you are designing your first. Roger Linn (https://www.rogerlinndesign.com/) gave me some fantastic advice a couple years ago when I was trying to design switch caps: "Do you want to be a company that designs switch caps or one that designs synthesizers?" and that stuck. I don't want to design switch caps, so I bought them off the shelf, contracted someone to design my own, and moved on.

    So to that end... just buy a couple keybeds from Fatar or someone else, or just grab a synth you already have or buy one off ebay and harvest the keybed from that (often times much cheaper than buying direct!)

    Don't be afraid to spend money on tools. If you find something difficult, like soldering, I have not once regretted spending money on better tools. They grow with you and save you hundreds if not thousands of hours of unnecessary frustration. When you know you need a tool, find a way to get it.

    Maybe I should make a blog post about this... hmm

    Hope that helps!

  • InfluxDB

    Power Real-Time Data Analytics at Scale. Get real-time insights from all types of time series data with InfluxDB. Ingest, query, and analyze billions of data points in real-time with unbounded cardinality.

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  • Button2

    Arduino/ESP button library that provides callback functions to track single, double, triple and long clicks. It also takes care of debouncing.

  • hwinfo

    cross platform C++ library for hardware information (CPU, RAM, GPU, ...)

  • gsmartcontrol

    GSmartControl - Hard disk drive and SSD health inspection tool

  • Project mention: Are HDDs REALLY better than SSDs for long term bulk storage? | /r/DataHoarder | 2023-12-10

    Most advanced SMARTmonTools or if you on windows and prefer GUI, then there is wrapper GSmartControl

  • Open-Gamma-Detector

    ☢️👁️ Hardware for a hackable DIY gamma-ray spectrometer using a popular NaI(Tl) scintillator, SiPM and a Raspberry Pi Pico.

  • Project mention: Open-Gamma-Detector: a hackable DIY gamma-ray spectrometer | news.ycombinator.com | 2023-08-13
  • Polaron

    A DIY drum machine for the teensy microcontroller (hardware / software)

  • SmartSpin2k

    Transform your spin bike into a Smart Trainer!

  • Project mention: ZWIFT on a stationary bike? Recommendations for power meter pedals? | /r/Zwift | 2023-07-13

    Edit: maybe this was it? https://github.com/doudar/SmartSpin2k I don't know what your enjoyment for DIY stuff is, but this is doable.

  • ctag-tbd

    CTAG TBD >>to be determined<< an extendible open source Eurorack sound module

  • super-sixteen

    Code and schematics for the Super Sixteen Eurorack sequencer

  • PS2KeyAdvanced

    Arduino PS2 Keyboard FULL keyboard protocol support and full keys to integer coding

  • DomesdayDuplicator

    High-speed LaserDisc RF sampler

  • Project mention: The Domesday Duplicator | /r/hypeurls | 2023-11-21
  • spi-device

    SPI serial bus access with Node.js

  • stenc

    SCSI Tape Encryption Manager - stenc (formerly on https://sourceforge.net/projects/stenc/)

  • WARS-Birdhouse

    LoRa Mesh Network Node

  • Project mention: Wars LoRa Birdhouse Project | news.ycombinator.com | 2024-02-20
  • hwlib

    C++ OO micro-controller library for close-to-the-hardware programming

  • lighthack

    UNOFFICIAL - Create your own OSC widgets in meatspace!


    Open-Source Posit RISC-V Core with Quire Capability (by artecs-group)

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NOTE: The open source projects on this list are ordered by number of github stars. The number of mentions indicates repo mentiontions in the last 12 Months or since we started tracking (Dec 2020).

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What are some of the best open-source Hardware projects in C++? This list will help you:

Project Stars
1 librealsense 7,273
2 Relativty 6,323
3 openvr 5,950
4 blynk-library 3,792
5 lucidgloves 1,930
6 dRehmFlight 887
7 DaisySP 800
8 Button2 443
9 hwinfo 370
10 gsmartcontrol 317
11 Open-Gamma-Detector 226
12 Polaron 182
13 SmartSpin2k 163
14 ctag-tbd 136
15 super-sixteen 134
16 PS2KeyAdvanced 129
17 DomesdayDuplicator 127
18 spi-device 116
19 stenc 62
20 WARS-Birdhouse 55
21 hwlib 54
22 lighthack 52

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