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June 13, 2016 AT 10:00 am

Updates on the OSHW certification mark @oshwassociation @mwinberg2d

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The Open Source Hardware Association announced a final design for the logo for their Open Hardware Certification program last week and Adafruit had President of the board Michael Weinberg on our weekly Ask an Engineer show to talk more about it.

Hello all – we’re excited to announce a final design for the logo (mark) that will be used for OSHWA’s Open Hardware Certification program. We had a lot of great ideas submitted, and after collecting feedback from OSHWA members on the top six, we’ve developed a final mark based largely on ideas from Matt Maier’s submission (see comments from above post), which received the most support of the submitted designs. Thanks to Matt and to everyone who helped shape this design!

Here is the final design; it is aimed to be distinctive and readable at very small sizes, as you might find on a circuit board screenprint, or on the bottom of an open hardware object. Letters are spaced to prevent obscuring due to ink bleed, and it provides space for an optional unique identifier code which could be used to look up the design. And it prints in monochrome with an optional two-color option.

A full design guide and various pre-loaded design files will be posted soon, so stay tuned. Thanks!

Read more here and check out Adafruit’s fascinating chat with Michael about the program and more below.


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