2014 Open Hardware Summit Rome, Italy

Tinito writes,  ” I’m attending the Open Hardware Summit 2014 in Rome, and I wanted to share a few moments of it. Not actually a “live coverage” due to connectivity issues..” David Cuartielles talking about the importance of people for the open hardware movement: open hardware is not useful by itself, its people making great […]

Open Hardware Summit 2013 call for papers

The Open Hardware Summit 2013 has issued a call for papers. The Open Hardware Summit is a venue to present, discuss, and learn about open hardware of all kinds. The summit examines open hardware and its relation to other issues, such as software, design, business, law, and education. This year’s summit will be held September […]

OHS 2012 idea: Who’s doing indy cottage manufacturing?

There’s a lot of people doing small scale manufacturing now. A lot of it is open source related, much isn’t. Identifying the various groups and their association with open source is an idea inspired by a discussion with Jeff from MightOhm. It’s not fleshed out enough to submit this time, but we’re posting it up […]

OHS 2012 poster proposal: Get your stuff made: open hardware manufacturing

Open Hardware Summit talk, poster, and demo proposals are due today. As always, we post our conference applications to give you an inside look and a template for your own submissions. We want a backup if the USB vendor ID proposal isn’t accepted, so we submitted the ‘Get your stuff made‘ presentation as a poster. […]

OHS 2012 talk proposal: A sketchy history: USB and open hardware

Open Hardware Summit talk, poster, and demo proposals are due today. As always, we publish our conference applications to give you an inside look and a template for your own submissions. This year we revised and resubmitted a talk proposal on USB vendor IDs and open source. This was rejected last year, though the two […]

Sponsor the Open Hardware Summit – we just did!

This is our third year sponsoring the Open Hardware Summit happening September 27, 2012. You can be a sponsor too: The Open Hardware Summit is made possible through the generosity of sponsors — individuals, hackerspaces, businesses large and small — who recognize the importance of an ongoing conversation about the Open Hardware Movement. Your donations […]

Limited support during Open Hardware Summit and Maker Faire

Today we’re going to New York for the Open Hardware Summit (Thursday, 15th) and Maker Faire (Saturday 17th, Sunday 18th). We’ll check in regularly and provide as much support as we can. Internet will be better than the Maker Faire Bay Area. The blog will have pictures and coverage of all the events, and the […]

Open hardware summit proposal deadline extended

The deadline for submissions has been extended to July 1st: We’re extending the submission deadline for the Open Hardware Summit until next Friday, July 1st (at 11:59 pm U.S. Eastern time). While there have been many exciting submissions already, we know that not everyone had enough time to put together their proposal. We wanted to […]

OHS 2011 project demo proposal: Thermal Tweeter

Today is the deadline for Open Hardware Summit 2011 talk, breakout, and project demo proposals. We’re publishing ours for feedback, and maybe to inspire your last minute entry. OHS has an evening happy hour with a project show and tell.  We thought the Thermal Tweeter, packed into an open source 3d-printed stand, would be a […]

OHS 2011 breakout proposal: Open hardware for the (not so) masses

Today is the deadline for Open Hardware Summit 2011 talk, breakout, and demo proposals. We’re publishing ours for feedback, and maybe to inspire your last minute entry. A last minute proposal to discuss the practical aspects of low-volume (20-500units) open hardware manufacturing. Who is doing it, what are the arrangements, what is the process like. […]

OHS 2011 talk proposal: Open Hardware and the $2000 USB tax

Today is the deadline for Open Hardware Summit 2011 talk, breakout, and demo proposals. We’re publishing ours for feedback, and maybe to inspire your last minute entry. This is for a 5-20 minute talk to the entire group about USB IDs, and all the hoops you have to jump through to work with them. There’s […]

Report: Open Hardware Summit 2010

Our ace reporter Chris was at the Open Hardware Summit yesterday, and sent this report: Made it over here, place is really packed so looks like there’s a lot of interest in the open hardware concept.  Crowd seems to be heavy on artistic, technology outreach, grad student types vs hobbyists & traditional engineers.  Some notable […]

Advertising: Sponsor a conference

Dangerous Prototypes is now a sponsor of the Open Hardware Summit. This wasn’t one of the original options in our Advertising roundup, but after pt’s call for sponsors we gave them half of our proposed advertising budget. We won’t pretend it’s altruistic, we get exposure and legitimacy by sponsoring. It is very much part of […]