Daycare at OHS!

by dustyn on July 2, 2015


We know that for families with kids, a conference on a Saturday can be tricky to navigate.  Someone has to stay home to watch them, babysitters are expensive, yada yada – and there are some places you just want to go to without your kid(s).  So this year, we’re happy to offer on-site daycare at the Open Hardware Summit for kids 2 years old and up.  Right now we can accommodate up to 10 kids at no cost to attendees (other than your ticket).  We will expand coverage based on demand.  Email the chairs at to secure your spot and become a sponsor to help us make sure we can extend this offer to as many attendees as needed.


Call for Submissions Extended!

by Max Whitney on July 2, 2015

The call for submissions to the Open Hardware Summit has been extended July 9. Enjoy the fireworks and send us your ideas. We want to hear from you!

The OHS brings together an inquisitive and active community of open hardware hackers, manufacturers and theorists for a full day of talks, poster presentations, and after hours socializing. We welcome proposals on:

  • Digital fabrication
  • Wearables, e-textiles, and fashion tech
  • Quantified-self hardware
  • Means of supporting collaboration and community interaction
  • On demand and low volume manufacturing
  • Distributed development and its relationship to physical goods
  • Software design tools (CAD / CAM)
  • DIY technology
  • Ways of sharing
  • Robotics
  • Business models
  • Competition and collaboration
  • Sustainability of open hardware products (e.g. how to unmake things)
  • Industrial design
  • Open hardware in the enterprise
  • Specific product domains: e.g. science, agriculture, communications, medicine
  • Legal and intellectual property implications of open-source hardware
  • Open hardware in education
  • Addressing the gender imbalance or other types of under-representation in the open hardware community
  • Any other topic you think relates to openness and hardware. We want to hear all about it!

Any questions? Email us at


Help Jeremy Blum Send Deserving Female Students to the 2015 Open Hardware Summit

July 1, 2015

Yup, that’s right. Help us send women to OHS by becoming a sponsor or buying Jeremy’s book (0r both!).

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Announcing our 2015 OHS Keynote Speaker: AnnMarie Thomas!

June 19, 2015

We’re extremely excited to announce that Dr. AnnMarie Thomas will be our keynote speaker for this year’s OHS!  AnnMarie is a/an/the… Associate Professor, School of Engineering Associate Professor, School of Entrepreneurship and College of Business Director, Center for Engineering Education Director, Playful Learning Lab Co-Creator, Squishy Circuits Phew! She teaches classes on machine design, product […]

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Get your tickets!

June 2, 2015

The call for submissions is live, so make sure to get your tickets early! Check out the venue here. See you in Philly!

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Submit your talk for OHS 2015

June 2, 2015

The call for submissions to the Open Hardware Summit is now open! We’re looking for your best ideas and your brightest proposals. This year’s Open Hardware Summit will be back in the States in Philadelphia, PA on September 19, 2015. Now in its sixth year, OHS brings together an inquisitive and active community of open […]

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