Open Source Hardware Association (OSHWA) recently held its Open Hardware Summit in Boston. For me this is one of the few times during the year that I get to hear about open source hardware projects directly from creators and users.It’salso a fine time to play with some tech on location and network with people that have the DIY bug. Public Lab was in the mix with Jeff Warren talking up his reverse engineered toaster design for OSHWA’s new certification process and Bronwen Densmore wielding the new community microscope kit.
The annual Open Hardware Summit took place on September 27th at MIT, and all the exciting and insightful presentation were live streamed to YouTube!
|9:00 AM||Door Open!|
|10:00||Opening Remarks: Michael Weinberg, OSHWA President|
|10:15||Eric Von Hippel: Economics of Open Hardware|
|10:45 AM||Surya Mattu: Approaching adversarial research|
|11:00||Oluwatobi Oyinlola: Hyperloop: The rLoop Journey|
|11:20||Sara Chipps: C++ API for Kids|
|11:35||Robin Getz: Open Source Software Defined Radio|
|11:55||Evan Raskob: Livecoding 3D printing: experiments in live computational sculpting|
|12:10||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
|1:45 PM||Neil Gershenfeld: How To Make (almost) Anything|
|2:20 PM||Joseph Apuzzo: MicroPython on ESP32 and LoBo|
|2:45 PM||Jodi Clark: OpenCosplay, Teaching the Next Generation|
|3:00 PM||SURPRISE SPEAKER YA’ALL|
|3:45 PM||Tarek Loubani: Gaza tourniquet: Making lifesaving medical devices under fire|
|4:00 PM||Stephanie Valencia: Creating a more accessible future with OSH|
|4:15 PM||Amitabh Shrivastava: Programmable-Air|
|4:30 PM||Ted Hayes: How to Put A Neural Network on an Arduino and Why|
|4:45 PM||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.
OSH Park is producing electronic conference badges for the 2018 Open Hardware Summit. The hardware has been designed Alex Camilo, based on concepts from the ESP trINKet by Mike Rankin. The badge features an ESP32 microcontroller and a 2.13″ E-Paper display.
OSH Park shared project for the Rev 3 by Alex Camilo :
We expect this to be the final revision.
It is ordered on Super Swift today and should be validated next weekend. This will allow us to order the full quantity PCB panels in August 13th. Assembly is estimated to be 10 business days from the day when all components and PCBs are received.
Rev 2 photos:
And for those interested, here is a link to a gallery:
Terminal output on Rev 2 prototypes:
The Rev 2 prototypes have NodeMCU boards soldered on to the back to serve as a USB to serial adapter.
One of the Rev 2 prototype boards that Alex sent me has the default e-paper demo:
The other has MicroPython installed! 🙂
Resources for the 2018 Open Hardware Summit badge:
Michael Weinberg writes on the Open Source Hardware Association blog:
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.
The application deadline is Monday, April 30th, for the Ada Lovelace Fellowship to attend the 2018 Open Hardware Summit:
The Ada Lovelace Fellowship was founded in 2013 prior to the annual Open Hardware Summit at MIT by Summit Chair Addie Wagenknecht and OSHWA Director Alicia Gibb as a way to encourage women, LGBTA+ and/or other minorities in open technology and culture to actively participate and foster a more diverse community within open source.
For the sixth year, we are excited to offer up to ten Open Hardware Fellowships to members of the community which includes a $500 travel stipend and entrance to the Open Hardware Summit.
By offering the annual travel and summit conference assistance to community members, the Open Source Hardware Association hopes we as a community can encourage more women, LGBTA+ and/or people of color to participate in open source. We have many strong leaders and speakers in our field and we personally want to continue the trend upward.
From Christopher Wang on the Hackaday blog:
The Open Source Hardware Association is now accepting applications for the Ada Lovelace fellowship which provides free admission to the Open Hardware Summit and a $500 travel stipend. One of OSHWA’s goals is to foster a more diverse community within open source. As part of this, Ada Lovelace Fellowships are open to women, LGBTA+, and people of color. There are a total of 10 fellowships available and applications are due by April 30th. The Open Hardware Summit will be held on September 27th at MIT.
The fellowship program, founded by Addie Wagenknecht and Alicia Gibb in 2013, builds on the ideal that Open Hardware is one way to reduce the barriers associated in access to technology. Removing some of the financial barriers associated with attending the Summit will help to ensure more people of diverse backgrounds are involved in shaping the Open Hardware world. In addition to the talks shared at the gathering, over the last several year OSWHA has been evolving the Open Hardware definition and an Open Hardware certification.