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:
We are excited for the 2017 Open Hardware Summit this Fall in Denver, and we’re pleased to see the Ada Lovelace Fellowship is now open for applications:
The Ada Lovelace Fellowship encourages women, LGBTA+, and/or other minorities in the open technology movement to both participate and nurture an incredible, diverse community within open source.
For the fifth year running, we are ecstatic to offer TEN (10) Open Hardware Fellowships to members of the community. This includes travel assistance and entrance to the 2017 open Hardware Summit!
We are at an exciting point in time for open source and hope to encourage everyone, no matter their walk in life, to embrace and participate in this incredible movement!
The Gathering for Open Science Hardware (GOSH) is new annual conference for those building and using Open Source Hardware (OSHW) for scientific research:
The GOSH movement seeks to reduce barriers between diverse creators and users of scientific tools to support the pursuit and growth of knowledge.
GOSH 2016 took place at CERN
last March with an excellent keynote by Javier Serrano
Video of talks at GOSH 2016:
GOSH 2016 Day 1 part 1: Grand Challenges
You can apply to attend GOSH 2017, 22-25 March 2017 at the Innovation Centre at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile in Santiago, Chile:
We’re big fans of podcasts about electronics and embedded systems like The Amp Hour, embedded.fm and The Spark Gap podcast. (Please let us know in the comments of other shows we should check out)
In the latest Spark Gap episode, Karl and Corey talk about their trip to Portland for the 2016 Open Hardware Summit:
Our favorite past episodes include the two-episode discussion of PCB design:
We also enjoyed when Karl and Corey were joined by James Lewis of Kemet Electronics to talk about capacitors.
October is Open Source Hardware month! Join with one of these upcoming events:
Documentation Day San Francisco
Date: 10/18/2016 6:30pm
Details: David from IFTTT is away this month. Let’s meetup at the TechShop at the 2nd Floor Conference Room. More details: https://www.meetup.com/urbanagtech/events/234473382/
Venue: Tech Shop
Location: 926 Howard street, San Francisco, CA
Date: October 5, 12, 19, & 26, 6-8pm
Details: Parts & Crafts — a makerspace for kids and adults — will be working to document all their existing open hardware projects — including the One Lightsaber Per Child project — & invite the public to help, learn more, and use their space to document their own open hardware. Public Lab will be hosting “upgrade your DIY spectrometer” documentation events on the 12th and 19th.
Venue: Parts & Crafts/Somerville Tool Library
Location: 577 Somerville Ave, Somerville, MA 02143
Event: Documentation Day Boulder
Date: 10/22/2016, 1-4pm
Details: Toni Klopfenstein and Alicia Gibb are hosting a Documentation Day at SparkFun Electronics. Get some photography tips and bring the project you want to open source the most!
Venue: SparkFun Electronics
Location: 6333 Dry Creek Parkway, Niwot CO, 80544
Documentation Day NYC
Date: 10/25/2016 5:30-9:00
Details: Michael Weinberg and Joel Murphy will be hosting a Documentation Day in New York. Details: shpws.me/MNb8
Venue: Fat Cat Fab Lab
Location: 224 W. 4th St., 2nd floor
Venue: PUC-SP, Campus Conceição
Location:São Paulo, SP, Brazil
Documentation Day Berlin
Details: Addie Wagenknecht will be hosting a Documentation Day in Berlin. Details to follow.