LOSH beta launch: Take a sneak peak of what aims to become the largest collection of Open Source Hardware Designs online After two years of groundwork, the OPEN!NEXT consortium is finally able to share a beta version of the Library of Open Source Hardware (LOSH). Come visit us and search for open source designs here. It is essentiallyContinue reading “LOSH announcement”
Dear open hardware folks, Lots of things happened in this strange year. As communicated before, Harris Kenny the founder of OSHdata stepped away from the OSHdata project and a new team positioned themselves to start working on the site. In the upcoming year, we want to create regular posts to inform you about new trendsContinue reading “European study examines the economic impact of open source”
Dear open hardware folks, Good news, the OSHdata project will gain more momentum shortly with a new team! Under the leadership of its founder Harris Kenny, the OSHdata project has made significant progress since the beginning of 2020 to track dynamics in the open hardware field of individual participants, academics, as well as increasing companyContinue reading “New OSHdata team”
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”
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”
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”
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