The Open Hardware Summit still needs some sponsor support. ANYONE can sponsor the Summit and every bit counts – and there are some pretty great benefits you’ll see when you click through the link. If you enjoy the wonderful world of open source software and hardware PLEASE considering supporting the Summit!
The Open Hardware Summit is made possible through the generosity of sponsors — individuals, hackerspaces, businesses large and small — who recognize the importance of an ongoing conversation about the Open Hardware Movement. Your donations allow us to keep ticket prices low, and help ensure that the summit remains accessible to all open hardware enthusiasts.
Please consider showing your support by pledging at one of the levels below. This year’s sponsor packet contains more detailed information on the benefits available at each pledge level, and can be downloaded here: Sponsorship Packet
This year, we are excited to offer funders at the Fanatic+ level the opportunity to fund a named travel fellowship to bring an open practitioner to the conference who would not normally be able to come — please see the packet for more information.
Adafruit has had paid day off for voting for our team for years, if you need help getting that going for your organization, let us know – we can share how and why we did this as well as the good results. Here are some resources for voting by mail, voting in person, and some NY resources for our NY based teams as well. If there are additional resources to add, please let us know – adafruit.com/vote
Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, TinyGO, or even use the Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.