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High-tech tinkerers on the rise

A growing demand for openness drives the trend

By Carolyn Y. Johnson
Globe Staff / February 11, 2008

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For years, hackers and garage hobbyists have pried the covers off their gadgets, cobbled together computers out of components, or built other electronics from scratch. But today, even people who can't tell a resistor from a capacitor are finding new opportunities to tinker as the do-it-yourself spirit of the Web branches into the physical world. (Full article: 960 words)

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