Thanks everyone for coming to this years Open Hardware Summit at MIT.

The flickr and twitter hashtag is #ohsummit. We will post the link to the archived footage once it is available.

Consider supporting Open Hardware and Open Culture all year by becoming a member of OSHWA !!

In addition, if you are interested in getting involved in next years OHS, please email or tweet to Addie and she will be in touch!

 

 

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We have a livestream alternative link available! http://2013.oshwa.org/stream/

 

 

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Tomorrow at Kresge Auditorium, MIT is this years Open Hardware Summit!  Doors open at 7:45am with Breakfast and Registration, Summit starts at 9am sharp.

The complete schedule for the day has been released here.

Extensive information on how to get to MIT‘s campus can be found on their website.

Overflow tickets will be available until 8pm EST tonight. These tickets do not include a bag or badge however any leftover badges or bags not picked up by the 6pm social hour will be given to these ticket holders on a first come, first serve basis.

This years hashtag is #ohsummit please mark all your tweets and flickr images with this tag.

We look forward to seeing you at tomorrow’s Summit, Thanks for coming.

Addie (@wheresaddie) and Jimmie (@jprodgers)

 

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7:45  Doors Open. Registration.  Poster and Demo Set-up.
9:00  Opening Remarks: Addie Wagenknecht, Open Hardware Summit Chair
9:10  Keynote Eben Moglen
9:35  Democratizing Knowledge and Collective Innovations Plenary Session
12:30 Lunch. Poster and Demo area open
1:30  Innovation and Revolution Plenary Session
3:10  Open Ecologies Plenary Session
4:30  Break
4:45  Panel: Open Source Business: Forking and Attribution + Audience Q&A
6:00  Closing Remarks: Addie Wagenknecht, Open Hardware Summit Chair
6:15  Social hour(s), with Demos and Posters open + food, desserts and drinks
8:15  Doors Closed. All demo & poster materials should be cleaned up and packed out 9pm

Plenary session speaker details can be found here.

 

Want to come? It’s not too late to purchase tickets which will ensure you an ebadge (but you’ll need to load it). You can even support Open Culture and become a Sponsor. We hope to see you in Cambridge in September. It’s going to be an event filled with a community of awesome!

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Due to extremely high demand we have decided to open up overflow ticketing as we have the additional seats available.

These tickets might include an e-badge but WILL NOT GUARANTEE A BAG. We will be unable to add in additional food with the caterers with such short notice, so meals will not be included in this ticket. You will have to bring your own food and/or go out for lunch, but drinks will be provided in the evening/breaks.

We have updated the ticket price to reflect these changes.

What do you get then? You will be able to attend this year with the amazing lineup of speakers and demos. You will get one of the e-ink badges, and any of the extra goodie bags that aren’t otherwise claimed by the social hour in the evening.

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Jeremy Blum will be present at this years OHS to speak and sign his new book Exploring Arduino. The book was written for any tech-savvy person of any age who wants to explore using electronics and programming for the first time, or who wants to expand upon their existing engineering knowledge. Its a comprehensive overview on tools and uses of the open platform Arduino.

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Come say hi to Jeremy in person during the evening demo and poster sessions from 6pm onwards in the main lobby space at Kresge!

Want to come? It’s not too late to purchase tickets which will ensure you an ebadge (but you’ll need to load it). You can even support Open Culture and become a Sponsor. We hope to see you in Cambridge in September. It’s going to be an event filled with a community of awesome!

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For the next month, the Summit Chairs will be featuring information about our accepted speakers, demos, sponsors and posters.  If you wish to be featured please email or tweet Addie

 

Wyolum has made it possible for anyone to edit their badge the day of the Summit.  Justin has already written a program called “wifit” that converts any photo to the badge format. Sooooo what does this mean? You can start hacking your badge today..!

Copy an image from the web, add text, then save to your SD card on the badge!  WyoLum is including an uSD adapter (find it in your Summit schwag backpack once you arrive) so that everyone will be able to edit and play with the badges on location.  In addition, there will be at least one laptop set up at the Wyolum demo booth for you to upload a photo from the Summit via their photo booth.

Wifit is a program to create images for E-Paper Displays (available at Adafruit).  It is written in Python using the amazing Python Image Library.

Right now wifit.py is only available as a source zip file (or on GitHub)  The py2exe build has one quirk right now that prevents you from writing text, or should we call it a feature?  Hopefully they will get that worked out soon.

Wifit.py requires python2.7, PIL, and numpy.

Documentation and Download:

Want to come? It’s not too late to purchase tickets which will ensure you an ebadge (but you’ll need to load it). You can even support Open Culture and become a Sponsor. We hope to see you in Cambridge in September. It’s going to be an event filled with a community of awesome!

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OSHWA is looking for 5 new faces to join the board of directors for the Open Source Hardware Association. Please fill out this form to become a nominee or forward the link to the person you wish to nominate for them to fill out. The purpose of this form will be to tell voting members a bit about yourself. We will be publish the nominees and their answers on Aug. 27th. Board members hold a 2-year position. Once board members have been chosen by the community, the board will appoint a President, VP, and Secretary. Board responsibilities include fundraising, advising on goals and direction and carry out compliance with the organizations purposes and bylaws. Current board members will meet with nominees who are present at the Summit during lunch on Sept.6th. Board members Windell Oskay, Danese Cooper, and Addie Wagenknecht will remain on the board.  Nominations will be open until Aug. 26th.

Nominee form.

Member voting will take place Sept 6 &7. Want to vote in the election? Become a member if you’re not already! Please note that only individuals can vote, corporate members cannot.

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littleBits is an opensource library of electronic modules that snap together with tiny magnets for prototyping, learning, and fun. The littleBits system consists of tiny circuit-boards with specific functions engineered to snap together with magnets. No soldering, no wiring, no programming. Each bit has a specific function (light, sound, sensors, buttons, thresholds, pulse, motors, etc), and modules snap to make larger circuits.

 

littleBits will be demoing live at this years Open Hardware Summit… ! More information and projects can be found on their website.

Want to come? It’s not too late to purchase tickets or even to support Open Culture and become a Sponsor. We hope to see you in Cambridge in September. It’s going to be an event filled with a community of awesome!

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