The Spark Gap talks Open Hardware Summit

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We’re big fans of podcasts about electronics and embedded systems like The Amp Hourembedded.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:

The Spark Gap Podcast – Episode 49

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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.

The Spark Gap talks Open Hardware Summit

Open Source Hardware month events

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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

Parts & Crafts and Public Lab Documentation Nights

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

Documentation Day Brazil at the Hardware Liberation Hackathon 

Date: 10/29-31/2016
Details: e-hal.org.br/en
Venue: PUC-SP, Campus Conceição
Location:São Paulo, SP, Brazil

Documentation Day Berlin

Date: 10/29-30/2016
Details: Addie Wagenknecht will be hosting a Documentation Day in Berlin. Details to follow.
Venue: TBD
Location: TBD

Open Source Hardware month events

Open Hardware Summit 2016: afternoon sessions

[see previous blog post for morning sessions]

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Video recordings of Session 3 and Session 4 of Open Hardware Summit 2016 in Portland:

OSHWA certification

Alicia Gibb and Michael Weinberg

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[Session 3: seek to 0 hr 16 min]

 

Note – the recording is missing these talks:

  • Steve Hodges: micro:bit Open Source Physical Computing Platform for CS Education
  • Dan Seal: Rise of Open Hardware in Education
  • Sakshi Srivastava

 

Creating an open factory among factories

Eric Pan

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[Session 4: starts at the beginning]

 

Space the Final Frontier of Open Hardware

Aaron Baker and Andrew Greenberg

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[Session 4: seek to 0 hr 19 min]

 

Beyond microchips: infrastructure, norms and feedback for open classical instruments

David Perry

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[Session 4: seek to 0 hr 35 min]

 

Open Source Hardware in our National Parks

Rianne Trujillo

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[Session 4: seek to 0 hr 51 min]

 

Open and Good Enough Manufacturing Solutions

Luka Mustafa

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[Session 4: seek to 1 hr 5 min]

 

Gallery of slides from the above talks:

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Related post:

Open Hardware Summit 2016: morning sessions

Open Hardware Summit 2016: afternoon sessions

Open Hardware Summit 2016: morning sessions

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Video recordings of Session 1 and Session 2 of Open Hardware Summit 2016 in Portland:

Programming is Forgetting

Allison Parrish

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[seek to 45 min]

 

“Embedis” dictionary server for embedded systems

Tom Moxon and David Turnbull

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[seek to 1 hr 18 min]

 

OpenMV: From Hack-A-Day Fail of the Week to Success

Kwabena Agyeman

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[seek to 1 hr 32 min]

 

Open vs. Collaborative: Lessons from Linux and Google

Jason Krinder

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[seek to 1 hr 49 min]

 

Caroline Sinders

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[seek to 2 hr 38 min]

 

Free/Libre/Open Source Marketing

Harris Kenny

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[Part 1: seek to 2 hr 52 min of Session 1]

[Part 2: start of Session 2]

 

Open Source Hardware at Intel: Moving the Mountain

Tracey Erway

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[seek to 0 hr 7 min]

 

Designing an ecosystem to drive an open source hardware project

Shigeru Kobayashi and Genta Kondo

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[seek to 0 hr 21 min]

 

Bilal Ghalib

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[seek to 0 hr 40 min]

 

Open Source Hardware Medical Instrumentation

Ashwin Whitchurch

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[seek to 0 hr 59 min]

 

What’s up with My Grandma? Open Hardware and Motor Function

Justyna Ausareny

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[seek to 1 hr 23 min]  note: the talk is truncated

 

Gallery of slides from the above talks:

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Related post:

Open Hardware Summit 2016: afternoon sessions

Open Hardware Summit 2016: morning sessions

Certification For Open Source Hardware Announced

Today at the Open Hardware Summit in Portland, Alicia Gibb and Michael Weinberg of the Open Source Hardware Association (OSHWA) launched the Open Source Hardware Certification program. It’s live, and you can certify your own hardware as Open Hardware right now. What Is Open Source Hardware? Open Source Hardware can’t be defined without first discussing […]

via Certification For Open Source Hardware Announced — Hackaday

Certification For Open Source Hardware Announced

Portland Science Hack Day begins tonight

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Portland Science Hack Day at XOXO Outpost kicks off tonight after the Open Hardware Summit!  Opening Lightning Talks start at 7:15 pm:

Here are my slides on Open Source Hardware and Science [PDF]:

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Slides are also shared on SlideShare

Portland Science Hack Day begins tonight

#BringAHack to OSH Park tomorrow

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Please join us tomorrow night on Open Hardware Summit eve for a delightful mix of #BringAHack and open house!

When: Thursday, October 6th. 6 PM to Midnight.

Where: 311 B Ave, Lake Oswego, OR 97034

Refreshments will be served. No problem if you won’t be able to bring a “hack”. There will still be plenty of interesting things to experience!

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Uber From Crystal Ballroom (Downtown Portland):

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Public Transit From Crystal Ballroom (Downtown Portland):

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#BringAHack to OSH Park tomorrow