For Open Hardware month, we sent out a few emails to folks and companies in the electronics community that asked “What does open source hardware mean” to them. First up Tindie!
Tindie is a community marketplace for hardware creators and enthusiasts. Sharing our community’s creations, hardware news, and other interesting tech finds. Tindie and Hackaday are brands of Supplyframe. Buy awesome things directly from makers. Build something amazing. Founded in 2012.
Here’s a screenshot from one of the first snapshots on the Wayback Machine from 2012.
And from Tindie now, What Open Source hardware means for them (2019) – Jasmine, Tindie’s Product Manager writes in…
Without Open Hardware Tindie wouldn’t exist – Tindie was set up in 2012 as a marketplace for Open Hardware Creators (2012 interview with Emile Petrone). As the community has grown, over 8,000+ products have been listed on Tindie, most of which are Open Hardware or based on open projects.
This Open Hardware Month, we made it so that Tindie sellers can add their OSHWA UID and visitors can see Certified Open Hardware on Tindie. We’re encouraging all our sellers to go through the easy self-certification process. It’s a great framework that sellers can follow to allow users of their products to get the information they need to use the items. Being open also sparks ideas and allows individuals and groups to create practical solutions that can potentially help many people outside the initial scope of their projects.
We’re also proud to have sponsored the Open Hardware Summit for the last 3 years and again in New York for the 2020 event.
- Tindie Open Hardware Policy.
- Tindie blog- blog.tindie.com
- Tindie on Instagram @tindie.
- Tindie on Twitter @tindie.
- Tindie on Facebook – tindiecom
Open source hardware month @ Adafruit:
- Talking with Andrew “bunnie” Huang – Day 28, 10/28/2019.
- DIY Drones, which launched the largest open UAV communities – Day 27, 10/27/2019.
- OLIMEX open-source hardware made in Bulgaria – Day 26, 10/26/2019.
- Electronic Cats – Open hardware made in México – Day 25, 10/25/2019.
- 10 years ago we tried to make an open source flash light to make us puke … – Day 24, 10/24/2019.
- Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories – Day 23, 10/23/2019.
- MicroPython, bringing Python to hardware for everyone – Day 22, 10/22/2019.
- Open Hardware Month Hack Chat at Hackaday.io – Day 21, 10/21/2019.
- Parallax Open-source hardware – Day 20, 10/20/2019.
- Growing Your Open Business – A Digital Meetup for Open Hardware Month – Day 19, 10/19/2019.
- Open-source hardware at the Museum of Modern Art, posted on 10/19/2019 – Day 18, 10/18/2019.
- Open Hardware Licenses CC BY-SA, CERN, TAPR … – Day 17, 10/17/2019.
- Open Source Hardware Month at SparkFun – Day 16, 10/16/2019.
- How many Open-Source Prusa 3D printers are there? Posted on 10/19/2019 – Day 15, 10/15/2019.
- The RepRap Project Self-Replicating Open-Source 3D Printing – Day 14, 10/13/2019.
- The first 2 orders at Adafruit… now up to 2,161,166 orders – Day 13, 10/13/2019.
- Photos of the first Arduino (2005) – Day 12, 10/12 2019.
- In 2010 there were 13 Open Source Hardware companies that were making $1 million or more… – Day 11, 10/11/2019
- Opening Hardware 2010 at Eyebeam in NYC – Day 10, 10/10/2019.
- The Open Source Gift Guide, the early years – Day 9, 10/9/2019 (posted it on 10/10/2019, whoops)
- Before the iPhone, before the Raspberry Pi, before Amazon Echo Show, there was Chumby – Day 8, 10/8/2019.
- Mitch Altman Open-source hardware pioneer – Day 7, 10/7/2019.
- The Open Source logo(s) – Day 6, 10/6/2019.
- Open Source Hardware events all month long, EVENTS! – Day 5, 10/5/2019.
- Open Source Hardware Certifications and more! – Day 4, 10/4/2019.
- Teuthis Open Source MP3 Player 2001 – Daisy by Raphael Abrams – Day 3, 10/3/2019.
- What is the Open-Source Hardware Definition? – Day 2, 10/2/2019.
- Open hardware summit – Limor “Ladyada” Fried keynote 2010 – Day 1, 10/1/2019.
October is open-source hardware month! Every single day in October we’ll be posting up some open-source stories from the last decade (and more!) about open-source hardware, open-source software, and beyond!
Have an open-source hardware (or software) success story? A person, company, or project to celebrate? An open-source challenge? Post up here in the comments or email email@example.com, we’ll be looking for, and using the tag #OHM2019 online as well! Check out all the events going on here!