Join Hackaday on Wednesday, October 23 at 12:00PM US Pacific time for the Open Hardware Month Hack Chat with Michael Weinberg!
It seems like everything and everyone has a special day set aside on the calendar. You know the drill – aheadline declaring it National Grilled Cheese Day (sorry, you missed it – April 12) or National Bundt Pan Day (not even kidding, November 15). It seems only fair with all these silly recognition days floating around that we in the hacking community should have a day of our own, too, or even a whole month. That’s why the Open Source Hardware Association declared the entire month of October to be Open Hardware Month.
Open hardware is all about accessible, collaborative processes that let everyone see and understand the hardware they’re using. The technological underpinnings of our lives are increasingly hidden from us, locked away as corporate secrets. Open hardware tries to turn that on its head and open up devices to everyone, giving them the freedom to not only use their devices but to truly understand what’s happening in them, and perhaps repair, extend, and even modify them to do something new and useful. Celebrating that and getting the message out to the general public is certainly something worth doing.
Michael Weinberg is a board member at OSHWA, and he’ll be joining the Hack Chat on October 23 (National Boston Cream Pie Day) to discuss Open Hardware Month and open-source hardware in general. We’ll learn about some of the events planned for Open Hardware Month, how open hardware is perceived beyond the hacker community, and what’s on tap for the 10th anniversary Open Hardware Summit in 2020.
Our Hack Chats are live community events in the Hackaday.io Hack Chat group messaging. This week we’ll be sitting down on Wednesday, October 23 at 12:00 PM Pacific time. If time zones have got you down, we have a handy time zone converter.
Click that speech bubble to the right, and you’ll be taken directly to the Hack Chat group on Hackaday.io. You don’t have to wait until Wednesday; join whenever you want and you can see what the community is talking about.
The annual Open Hardware Summit took place on September 27th at MIT, and all the exciting and insightful presentation were live streamed to YouTube!
The live stream is broken into morning session and afternoon session.
||Opening Remarks: Michael Weinberg, OSHWA President
||Eric Von Hippel: Economics of Open Hardware
||Surya Mattu: Approaching adversarial research
||Oluwatobi Oyinlola: Hyperloop: The rLoop Journey
||Sara Chipps: C++ API for Kids
||Robin Getz: Open Source Software Defined Radio
||Evan Raskob: Livecoding 3D printing: experiments in live computational sculpting
||Adam Benzion: How to build a huge open source community (without being a total sellout).
Mario Gómez : Building Resilience With Public Institutions and Open Hardware
||Neil Gershenfeld: How To Make (almost) Anything
||Joseph Apuzzo: MicroPython on ESP32 and LoBo
||Jodi Clark: OpenCosplay, Teaching the Next Generation
||SURPRISE SPEAKER YA’ALL
||Tarek Loubani: Gaza tourniquet: Making lifesaving medical devices under fire
||Stephanie Valencia: Creating a more accessible future with OSH
|| Amitabh Shrivastava: Programmable-Air
||Ted Hayes: How to Put A Neural Network on an Arduino and Why
||Closing Remarks: Alicia Gibb, OSHWA Director
If you enjoyed these talks, please consider joining the Open Source Hardware Association (OSWHA)!
And follow Open Hardware Summit on Twitter for update on 2019 – we’ll be in China!
The Open Hardware Summit is coming on Thursday, September 27th at MIT. OSH Park and Screaming Circuits are producing an electronic conference badge this year for the Summit. The badge features an e-paper display and an ESP32 microcontroller.
All 300 badges assembled by Screaming Circuits have arrived!
Thanks to Duane Benson and the rest of the team at Screaming Circuits for all the support on this project.
Follow the Open Hardware Summit 2018 badge project on Hackaday.io!
Michael Weinberg writes on the Open Source Hardware Association blog:
Open Source Hardware Certification Logo is Official
We at OSHWA are excited to announce that the OSHWA Certification process has an officially registered trademark. This registration will make it easier for OSHWA to prevent people from using the OSHWA Open Source Hardware Certification logo if they have not actually gone through the certification process. We hope this will give the community more confidence when they see the OSHWA certification logo on hardware out in the world.
Our guests for this week’s Hack Chat are Pete Dokter and Toni Klopfenstein of SparkFun Electronics. Pete is formerly the Director of Engineering at SparkFun and now the Brand Ambassador for SparkFun Electronics.
He hosts the According to Pete video series expounding on various engineering principles and seriously needs a silverburst Les Paul and a Sunn Model T. Toni is currently the product development manager at SparkFun. She’s served on the Open Source Hardware Association Board and participates in the Open Hardware Summit yearly. In her free time, she spends fifty weeks out of the year finding dust in her art and electronics projects.
via Friday Hack Chat: How Do You Collaborate With Hardware? — Hackaday
Please note that this event follows the Summit on Thursday:
Women Who Hack Dinner and Drinks: open to woman id-ing members of the community, must RSVP by Sept 28th. Hosted by Sophi Kravitz of HackaDay and OHS Chair Addie Wagenknecht.
Can’t wait for OHS17? Check out these recordings from OHS16 in Portland: