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Open Source Hardware
Is Eating the World
Alex Glowasci @glowascii
@AdamBenzion
Hackster.io
the gist
 study
 modify
 distribute
 make
 sell
No Discrimination Against Persons or Groups
No Discrimination Against Fields of Endeavor
Distribution of License
License M...
“theft” is encouraged
spark makes a completely open source cloud-
connected device.
bluz makes a completely open source
bluetooth connected device, using spark
spark used arduino to get started
shake and bake
Closed Open Open Both
myth vs. fact
it doesn’t really matter
ICON
IDOL
Open
Source
Hardware
Open
Source
Community
at any rate, why would
anyone share their
intellectual property?
“ALL OUR PATENT ARE BELONG TO YOU”
Elon Musk, June 12, 2014
Toyota
5,680 fuelcell patents, all yours
wait. I get to tap
awesome free ideas
ONLY I CAN ACTUALLY MAKE?
it’s everywhere
America
is open (source) for business
“At the end of the day, SparkFun is successful
because of the products, value and service we
deliver, not our IP portfolio...
get engaged!
entry level practice: engage devices
Meet Sphero:
• Write apps for the device itself
• Harness its data! To the cloud we g...
hobbyist practice: use components
Arduino Kit:
• Standard tools and components
• An Open Hardware classic
• A ton of How T...
innovation practice: engage developers
Run Hackathons:
• Define problems you want to solve
• Invite developers, artists, t...
business practice: engage management
IP Portfolio:
• Consider opening some patents
• Learn from Intel, Microsoft, Tesla
• ...
resistance is futile
don’t be a troll
open source hardware survival guide
1. List of open-source hardware leaders
2. Fun open-source hardware kit you should try...
alex@hackster.io
adam@hackster.io
http://www.hackster.io/blog
THANK YOU!
Open Source Hardware Is Eating The World!
Open Source Hardware Is Eating The World!
Open Source Hardware Is Eating The World!
Open Source Hardware Is Eating The World!
Open Source Hardware Is Eating The World!
Open Source Hardware Is Eating The World!
Open Source Hardware Is Eating The World!
Open Source Hardware Is Eating The World!
Open Source Hardware Is Eating The World!
Open Source Hardware Is Eating The World!
Open Source Hardware Is Eating The World!
Open Source Hardware Is Eating The World!
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Open Source Hardware Is Eating The World!

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The open source hardware survival guide:
- List of open-source hardware leaders
- Fun open-source hardware kit you should try
- Examples of fun projects you can make
- Official Open Source Hardware foundation

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Open Source Hardware Is Eating The World!

  1. 1. Open Source Hardware Is Eating the World Alex Glowasci @glowascii @AdamBenzion Hackster.io
  2. 2. the gist
  3. 3.  study  modify  distribute  make  sell
  4. 4. No Discrimination Against Persons or Groups No Discrimination Against Fields of Endeavor Distribution of License License Must Not Be Specific to a Product License Must Not Restrict Other Hardware or Software License Must Be Technology-Neutral
  5. 5. “theft” is encouraged
  6. 6. spark makes a completely open source cloud- connected device.
  7. 7. bluz makes a completely open source bluetooth connected device, using spark
  8. 8. spark used arduino to get started
  9. 9. shake and bake
  10. 10. Closed Open Open Both
  11. 11. myth vs. fact it doesn’t really matter
  12. 12. ICON
  13. 13. IDOL
  14. 14. Open Source Hardware Open Source Community
  15. 15. at any rate, why would anyone share their intellectual property?
  16. 16. “ALL OUR PATENT ARE BELONG TO YOU” Elon Musk, June 12, 2014
  17. 17. Toyota 5,680 fuelcell patents, all yours
  18. 18. wait. I get to tap awesome free ideas ONLY I CAN ACTUALLY MAKE?
  19. 19. it’s everywhere
  20. 20. America is open (source) for business
  21. 21. “At the end of the day, SparkFun is successful because of the products, value and service we deliver, not our IP portfolio.” Nathan Seidle Founder & CEO, SparkFun Electronics
  22. 22. get engaged!
  23. 23. entry level practice: engage devices Meet Sphero: • Write apps for the device itself • Harness its data! To the cloud we go • Connect it to other devices (IoT)
  24. 24. hobbyist practice: use components Arduino Kit: • Standard tools and components • An Open Hardware classic • A ton of How To and Tutorials • Engineering 101 crash course.
  25. 25. innovation practice: engage developers Run Hackathons: • Define problems you want to solve • Invite developers, artists, thinkers to join • Give them tools, resources and time • No rules, terms & conditions • Make history
  26. 26. business practice: engage management IP Portfolio: • Consider opening some patents • Learn from Intel, Microsoft, Tesla • Be part of a movement • You are being disrupted!
  27. 27. resistance is futile
  28. 28. don’t be a troll
  29. 29. open source hardware survival guide 1. List of open-source hardware leaders 2. Fun open-source hardware kit you should try 3. Examples of fun projects you can make 4. Official Open Source Hardware foundation
  30. 30. alex@hackster.io adam@hackster.io http://www.hackster.io/blog THANK YOU!

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