4B - Open Hardware

A session at OpenTech 2011

Saturday 21st May, 2011

2:30pm to 3:30pm (GMT)

Open Source Hardware (Part I)

An introduction to Open Source Hardware

Paul Downey

An introduction to Open Source Hardware illustrated using a series of existing Open Source Hardware projects, from small physical projects, alarm clocks, 3D-printers, Arduinos through to cars and laptops. What are the motivations for starting a project? What is the best way to collaborate, accept contributions? How can you license your works for others to use?

Hard curves, soft electronics - code, tech & textiles.

Rain Ashford

In 2008 I was given an Arduino and made some LEDs blink - two years on what have I made and how?

London Hackspace

Russ Garrett

London Hackspace is one of a growing number of physical spaces for geeks across the UK and the world. We'll talk about the history of hackerspaces, how a group of cash-strapped geeks managed to rent a place in one of the most expensive cities in the world, and what happens when the Internet spills out into real life.

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Paul Downey

I never reveal my sources. I always give attribution. I never use absolutes. I am never conflicted. bio from Twitter

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Electronics development consultant, specialising in wearable tech & art. PhD researcher. Ex-BBC Senior Producer. Tech, games, art, & cat fan. Vegan. Cyborg. bio from Twitter

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Russ Garrett

Infrastructure & tech operations geek; @londonhackspace and @emfcamp co-founder; aspiring space historian (@spacelog); beer fan & brewer; photographer.

Next session in Upper Hall

4pm 5B - Open Hardware II by Kristina Glushkova and Saul Albert

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Time 2:30pm3:30pm GMT

Date Sat 21st May 2011


Upper Hall, University of London Union

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