Open Source Hardware Comes to DC on April 20!


Mark your calendars.  Last year Public Knowledge introduced the wonks of DC to 3D printing at 3D/DC.  This year we are bringing another round of cutting edge technology to the nation’s capital – open source hardware – for OH/DCRSVP now.

Open source hardware creates an incredibly vibrant network of rapid innovation.  Like open source software, open source hardware (OSHW) is built on the work of the community and then shared with the world.  Leaders of OSHW projects go beyond making it easy to interact with their devices, and give everyone the information necessary to replicate and modify them.

OSHW powers all sorts of exciting inventions.  The Arduino electronics platform powers everything from automatic gardens to interactive art installations to 3D printerslittleBits helps people of all ages learn and experiment with electronics.  The LilyPad Arduino is the foundation for all sorts of digital, interactive fashion.

So come out to the Rayburn House Office Building in Washington, DC on the afternoon of April 20th to learn what is going on with OSHW.  We will have panels that can introduce you to the ideas behind OSHW, and talk with some of the people who use OSHW to power their businesses.  And then, of course, we will have a hands-on demonstration area so you can use some of the projects yourself.


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