Shutting Down OSHdata

Steven Abadie and I started OSHdata with the 2020 State of Open Hardware report before the 10th Annual Open Hardware Summit. We spent hours digging into data for unprecedented insight into open hardware. We shared our scraping script and saw the community—including OSHWA!—use it for projects. Our research paid for itself through consulting projects andContinue reading “Shutting Down OSHdata”

Glenn Samala of SparkFun Electronics

This fall, open hardware and electronics leader SparkFun Electronics released a slew of new products and services. Founded in 2003, SparkFun continues to innovate and make it easier for engineers around the world to do their job. We connected with CEO Glenn Samala to discuss what these new offerings are all about and where SparkFunContinue reading “Glenn Samala of SparkFun Electronics”

Camilo Parra Palacio of Otto DIY

This June Otto DIY became the first company to certify open hardware in the Czech Republic, joining the growing community of creators who are freely licensing their Open Source Hardware in Europe. Their product is certification unique ID: CZ000001 in the Open Source Hardware Association’s certification program. We caught up with the company’s founder CamiloContinue reading “Camilo Parra Palacio of Otto DIY”

The State of OSHdata and Open Hardware

There’s a lot happening, so I want to take some time to update you on the OSHdata project and what we see happening next in the broader Open Source Hardware community as we look ahead to Open Hardware Month in October. OSHdata was started earlier this year by myself (Harris Kenny) and my friend andContinue reading “The State of OSHdata and Open Hardware”

Inkplate 6

At OSHdata we look at every single product certified through the OSHWA certification program. We see a ton of great products but sometimes come across a product that really catches our attention. The Inkplate 6 by E-radionica, a Wi-Fi-enabled e-paper display, is a phenomenal OSH development board for projects that need a high clarity lowContinue reading “Inkplate 6”

Open Source Hardware Certifications For April

This piece was originally published in Make: Magazine as a part of an ongoing series about Open Hardware. The Open Source Hardware Association (OSHWA) runs a free program that allows creators to certify that their hardware complies with the community definition of open source hardware. Whenever you see the certification logo, you know that the certified hardware meets this standard. The certificationContinue reading “Open Source Hardware Certifications For April”

Limor Fried of Adafruit Industries

In April the long time Open Source Hardware company Adafruit took the top spot of OSHWA certifications creators, certifying hundreds of their products over just a few weeks. OSHdata talked with Limor Fried, founder and owner of Adafruit Industries, about their OSHWA certifications and being an Open Source Hardware business. Adafruit recently became the top certifierContinue reading “Limor Fried of Adafruit Industries”

State of Open Hardware in Europe

Introduction OSHdata findings show that the Open Source Hardware (OSH) community is dynamic, growing, and still in its early days as a formal movement. For context, know that this report relies on the Open Source Hardware definition and the Open Source Hardware certification program, as defined by the Open Source Hardware Association. Learn more byContinue reading “State of Open Hardware in Europe”

Open Source Hardware Certifications For February

This piece was originally published in Make: Magazine as a part of an ongoing series about Open Hardware. The Open Source Hardware Association (OSHWA) runs a free program that allows creators to certify that their hardware complies with the community definition of open source hardware. Whenever you see the certification logo, you know that the certified hardware meets this standard. The certificationContinue reading “Open Source Hardware Certifications For February”

Next steps for OSHdata

Overview This is just the beginning. We want to build OSHdata into an ongoing resource for founders, engineers, researchers, supply chain professionals, artists, and all the stakeholders in the Open Source Hardware (OSH) community. As articulated in the About page, we are hoping to build this into a financially self-sufficient resource for the community. This RoadContinue reading “Next steps for OSHdata”