— Open Source Hardware User Group

A group of people with a shared interest in Open Source Hardware, we hold regular meetings in and around London. We welcome suggestions for topics and speakers for future events on the discussion list.


  1. Hackerspace/makerspace/fablab panel discussion
  2. Radio Pt. 3 (OpenBeacon, HPSDR, Ruling Drones)
  3. Energy (Exploring "open" in energy, Electricity from Woodchips, OpenTRV)
  4. Open Source in Business
  5. Chips Pt.2 (Chip Design for Teenagers, Cocotb, lowRISC)
  6. Open Source Hardware Camp 2014
  7. Teaching (Teaching with LilyPad, Raspberry Pi in education, MzTEK)
  8. Radio Pt.2 (Networking Literacy Project, Everyone has a radio in them)
  9. Embedded Scripting (Lua, Espruino, Micro Python)
  10. Privacy and Security (Security protocols in constrained environments, RFIDler, Indie Phone)
  11. Speed (overclocking, souped-up BBC Micro, compiler optimisation)
  12. Production by the Proletariat (RepRap, TVRRUG)
  13. Open Source Hardware Camp 2013
  14. Boards (Beautifully Functional Circuits, Little Printer)
  15. Sensor Networks (Contiki, Low Power Wireless Sensors, quick2link)
  16. Is Three (Writing AVR Firmware, Panel)
  17. Lightning Talks
  18. Products (Nanode, An Industry Perspective, Licensing Update)
  19. Embedded (Erlang, Parallella, Compiler Options and Energy Consumption)
  20. Open Source Hardware Camp 2012
  21. Drones (UDB4, OpenRelief, ARDrone + Kinect)
  22. Kits (Homesense, Quick2Wire)
  23. Energy-efficient Computing (Open Compute, BeagleBoard, Event-driven XCore)
  24. Practical System-on-Chip (Program your own open source FPGA SoC)
  25. Manufacturing (Breadboard to Finished Product, Arduino Shield, Modular RepRap Electronics)
  26. Wireless (Hacking Commodity Wireless, Practical Wireless, Contiki OS, CWIG)
  27. Open for Change Pt.2 (Hexayurt, O + S Project, Onawi)
  28. Open Source Hardware Camp
  29. Practical Approaches (Double-sided PCB Design, Controlling Power, 3W RGB LED Controller )
  30. Goes to Canterbury! (Collaboration, building communities, surface mount adventures)
  31. Open for Change (Radiation Monitoring in Japan, 40 Fires, Bristol Braille Technology)
  32. Chips (Programmable Logic, Computer Conservation with FPGAs, OpenCores & OpenRISC 1000)
  33. Performance (MilkyMist)
  34. Learning (BBC, Tinker London)
  35. At Home (Tacticalendar, Denkimono Clock)
  36. Radio (HPSDR)
  37. Community (mbed, DesignSpark, London Hackspace)
  38. Arduino: An Open Source Hardware Success Story
  39. Open Hardware Licensing and Models for Sustainability
  40. An introduction to the XMOS XCore XS1 and Amino

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