Some Open-source hardware stats: OSHdata ends, OSHWA API and more @ohsummit @OSHdata @oshwassociation

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Saw this last week “Shutting Down OSHdata”

…”We wanted to see if there was a way to offer subscription market research, rapid updates, additional data, or something else. Despite kind words from the community, we were unable to find ways to make it financially self-sufficient beyond consulting.”

“OSHWA has since released an API for the certification program. Now everyone can more easily interact with the data, and I’m excited to see how the community uses it. It seems OSHdata was not the right project for right now. With increasing pressure on my time, it’s time to end OSHdata. – Harris Kenny”

Read more.

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This was one of the reports OSHdata did April of 2020.

That’s OK, the API for the OSHWA certifications can be used to get reports (and to submit a certification). To certify a project visit: application.oshwa.org/apply

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Aaand here is a chart from the Open Hardware Summit last week (April 2021) – 6 min, 20 secs.

To get a current listing of all the certifications for messing around with the data, check out the API – https://certificationapi.oshwa.org/documentation

So! Here is a snapshot as of April 18, 2021 using the API … There are 1,553 certified open-source hardware projects.

Adafruit has 447 of the 1,553 certifications which 28.78% of all certifications. SparkFun is a close 2nd with 402 (25.89% of certifications). The remaining 8 in the top 10 are under 100 and it then goes to single digits start at the 11th spot to the 1,500-ish remaining. Most certifications are from one company/person with one project.

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The 1 person/project certifications are fantastic, and what you’d expect to see, a lot of people around the world in almost every country, doing projects and publishing – for example the sino:bit CN000001 is first OSHWA certified board in China 这块单机板是第一块中国真正被开源协会认证的项目 (Oct 2017). “The sino:bit was created by Naomi Wu, an Open Source Hardware evangelist and DIY enthusiast. It was executed and engineered by Elecrow Technology, a Shenzhen based electronics company that offers contract manufacturing and engineering services to Maker and Hardware Enthusiasts.”

Top 10 certifications, April 2021

Company Certifications
Adafruit Industries 447
SparkFun Electronics 402
Watterott electronic 66
OLIMEX Ltd 59
Field Ready 55
Lulzbot 24
ELECTRONIC CATS 16
Hummingbird Hammocks 12
ANAVI Technology 11
Pi Supply 11

Some notes, things to look up/research more, keep track of…

The largest company to certify hardware was Google, they certified 5 designs!

SparkFun did a bunch of recent certifications, if the # continues on the current pace, they’ll be #1 in months, all depends on how many boards Adafruit gets to as well or if someone/some org comes in and certifies 400+ designs.

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In the top 10 is Lulzbot, a 3D printer and there with 26 certifications, and the very popular Prusa has 1 certification for the Original Prusa MINI.

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Arduino is usually one of the examples folks point to for open-source hardware. It appears at this time, there are no Arduino.cc projects/products made by Arduino.cc certified yet, however the Arduino Pros that SparkFun makes with permission are certified, making those the only OSHWA certified Arduinos. The founders of Arduino all signed (besides one) the open-source hardware definition and most/many, but not all, of the Arduino.cc board files are available. For example the Arduino Nano 33 BLE Sense has files posted and states “The Arduino Nano 33 BLE Sense is open-source hardware! You can build your own board using the following files”, but the Portenta H7 only has a PDF schematic with new wording Study how the Portenta H7 board works”.

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There is an Altium viewer on the page that shows an image of the board, but the file appears to be encrypted, could not find a download, could not open or decrypt the file.

Watterott, Germany, is in 3rd place with 66 certifications and is the top certified non-USA company (Adafruit and SparkFun are USA based).

There are a lot companies missing that you’d expect to see in the list of 1,553 projects/products that based their designs off open-source hardware and sell them, more work needs to be done to encourage participating, certify designs, and to show the value of doing so.


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Logo use on physical hardware … For open-source hardware that uses a logo to indicate it’s open-source hardware, most, if not all, that do that use the gear logo.

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Some PCBs / hardware also have the OSHWA UID.

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The gear logo has allowed use of the gear logo under an old, out-dated, co-existence agreement with OSI (Open Source Initiative).

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Long history of the logo(s) here. Ideally the OSI will remove the restriction on OSHWA’s registration of the mark and eliminate the limiting language related to OSHWA goods and services.


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import requests
 
url = "https://certificationapi.oshwa.org/api/projects?limit=1000&offset=0"
 
payload = {}
headers = {
    'Content-Type': 'application/json',
    'Authorization': 'Bearer TOKENGOESHERE'
}
 
response = requests.request("GET", url, headers=headers, data=payload)
 
print(response.text)

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import json
 
with open('osh1000.json') as f:
  dictA = json.load(f)
with open('osh2.json') as f:
  dictB = json.load(f)
 
print(len(dictA["items"]))
print(len(dictB["items"]))
 
parties = {}
for k in dictA["items"]:
    party = k["responsibleParty"]
    if party in parties:
        parties[party] += 1
    else:
        parties[party] = 1
for k in dictB["items"]:
    party = k["responsibleParty"]
    if party in parties:
        parties[party] += 1
    else:
        parties[party] = 1
 
sortedparties = {k: v for k, v in sorted(parties.items(), reverse=True, key=lambda item: item[1])}
 
for p in sortedparties:
    print(p, ",", parties[p])


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1 Comment

  1. phillip torrone

    complete list:

    Adafruit Industries, LLC , 447
    SparkFun Electronics , 402
    Watterott electronic , 66
    OLIMEX Ltd , 59
    Field Ready , 55
    Lulzbot , 24
    ELECTRONIC CATS SAPI DE CV , 16
    Hummingbird Hammocks, LLC , 12
    ANAVI Technology , 11
    Pi Supply , 11
    NeuroTinker, LLC , 9
    Great Scott Gadgets , 8
    System76 , 8
    arturo182 , 7
    Dilshan R Jayakody , 6
    ProtoCentral , 6
    BeagleBoard.org Foundation , 6
    bmc::labs GmbH , 6
    Google, LLC , 5
    Staudt Technologies GmbH , 5
    Luc Jonveaux , 5
    Nitrokey UG (haftungsbeschränkt) , 5
    SENTSOR ELECTRONICS , 5
    Thore Krug , 4
    TECKNOLOGG , 4
    OpenBCI, Inc , 4
    Envox d.o.o. , 4
    Justin Decker , 4
    Protocentral Electronics Private Limited , 4
    Whitebox Labs , 4
    John ‘Warthog9’ Hawley , 3
    Maniacal Labs , 3
    ANAVI TECHNOLOGY , 3
    Winterbloom , 3
    XDeSIG , 3
    Chibitronics PTE LTD , 3
    CHIRIMEN OPEN HARDWARE COMMUNITY , 3
    Tall Dog Electronics , 3
    Voidbox Industries , 3
    Diego Zuccato , 3
    Franzininho , 3
    Nehenemi Labs , 3
    Capable Robot Components , 3
    Digital Sqrt , 3
    3mdeb Embedded Systems Consulting , 3
    Orkhan AmirAslan , 3
    SENTSOR Electronics , 3
    SoloKeys , 3
    Conor Burns , 2
    SQFMI , 2
    Sven Gregori , 2
    knack supply , 2
    Electronic Cats SAPI de CV , 2
    Upside Down Labs , 2
    Amal Mathew , 2
    Linklayer Labs , 2
    Nathan Mangar , 2
    Shenzhen Creality 3D Co., Ltd , 2
    Brian Lough , 2
    ELECTRONIC CATS SAPI DE CV mail , 2
    Jedidiah Hodson , 2
    Jacopo Franco , 2
    Audio Morphology , 2
    Pierre Chevalier , 2
    Kolibri , 2
    Mike Diehl , 2
    ProtoCentral Electronics , 2
    HiMinds , 2
    Hologram , 2
    Duppa di Simone Caron , 2
    IC3D Inc. , 2
    TAVU d.o.o. , 2
    Rocket Department , 2
    Nebra Ltd , 2
    Aleph Objects, Inc. , 2
    Jens Mueller , 2
    Aitor Gómez García , 2
    Hacking Ecology , 2
    Openfoil , 2
    Peter Mišenko , 2
    Suhail P , 2
    Greg Steiert , 2
    Stefan Herold , 2
    Sirawit Lappisatepun , 2
    Lalindra Jayatilleke , 2
    Víctor Mazón Gardoqui , 2
    Tesla Lab , 2
    Sergey Kiselev , 2
    Humans for Robots , 1
    Blueprint Foundry , 1
    Adafruit , 1
    Eric Olinger , 1
    ANAVI Technology Ltd. , 1
    Andium , 1
    IMEPLAN , 1
    UltiMachine , 1
    Grenoble-INP, Univ. of Bath, Team Gre-Nable , 1
    dakloifarwa , 1
    Whatnick INC , 1
    TonyGUO , 1
    Bhargav , 1
    Altium LLC , 1
    apertus° Association , 1
    Pepe Ruiz , 1
    Angel Isidro , 1
    Matt Venn , 1
    Dimitar Dimitrov , 1
    Luxonis Holding Corporation , 1
    Daniele Ingrassia , 1
    Krzysztof Stopa , 1
    Deepak Khatri , 1
    ThingM , 1
    Lunchbox Electronics , 1
    Jacques Gagnon , 1
    edx-TwIn3 , 1
    Calliope , 1
    D.F.Mac. @TripArts Music , 1
    slaesh , 1
    CREATIVenergie , 1
    CHIRIMEN Open Hardware Community , 1
    Keith Burzinski , 1
    SriKIT , 1
    Guillermo Amat Gomariz , 1
    Hughski Limited , 1
    Université Grenoble Alpes , 1
    TonyGuo , 1
    Roman , 1
    ATEAM VENTURES CO., LTD. , 1
    Creator, Inc. , 1
    Johannes Hermanus Redelinghuys , 1
    Penk Chen , 1
    Makeblock Co., Ltd. , 1
    Zach Fredin , 1
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    3DCRAN , 1
    Space Buck , 1
    Blackhand Dynamics, SL , 1
    University of Oslo , 1
    Johan Smets , 1
    xdesig@gmail.com , 1
    uFire , 1
    flatbox , 1
    Andrey Lamchenko , 1
    Shenzhen Creality 3D Technology Co., Ltd , 1
    3D Central , 1
    xdesig , 1
    Dustin watts , 1
    Roman Sokolov , 1
    John Sartzetakis , 1
    Center for Alternative Coconut Research , 1
    OPENFORCE , 1
    Freetronics , 1
    Mutable Instruments , 1
    OpenFab PDX , 1
    Prasannaa Kumar D , 1
    Sean Cross , 1
    Mansour Behabadi , 1
    Fri3d Camp , 1
    Pako Bots , 1
    Raphael Stäbler , 1
    Joseph Honold , 1
    Can Altineller , 1
    Eric Seigne , 1
    David Troetschel , 1
    Groboards LLC , 1
    Frizzy Electronics , 1
    StarCat, LLC , 1
    ShopBot Tools, Inc. , 1
    Aziz Wadi , 1
    Model B, LLC , 1
    Hackerspace San Salvador , 1
    Simone Caron , 1
    IC3D , 1
    13-37.org electronics , 1
    Die Film-Retter , 1
    Antonio Valente , 1
    Gonzalo P. Chomón , 1
    Sizigi Studios , 1
    EmOne , 1
    Harker E Russell IV , 1
    Rocket Department, Inc , 1
    AMAL MATHEW , 1
    TurtleForGaming , 1
    Brad Hill , 1
    Cautious Design , 1
    QWERTY Embedded Design, LLC , 1
    Whang Wei-chun , 1
    Vasilis Vorrias , 1
    Ahmed Farag , 1
    Kleber da Silva Divino , 1
    Evil Mad Science LLC , 1
    Colorado Printing Project, Ltd. , 1
    Jeffrey Yoo Warren , 1
    MNT Research GmbH , 1
    Alastair Neil Young , 1
    Stephan Electronics SARL , 1
    Pako Bots division of Origami 3 , 1
    LABPLUS CORPORATION. , 1
    Mycroft AI , 1
    Maker and IoT Ideas , 1
    Hydra Research , 1
    BIEM ETC design , 1
    MakerGram , 1
    Neotron Developers , 1
    Nettigo , 1
    Alphamax LLC , 1
    Inteliclinic , 1
    Jan Suhr , 1
    JBR Engineering Research Ltd , 1
    Jonathan Cagua , 1
    Circuit Dojo LLC , 1
    Rush Robbins , 1
    Inexpensive Computers , 1
    OLIMEX LTD , 1
    Moonbase Otago Ltd , 1
    Alastair D'Silva , 1
    TheStaticTurtle , 1
    DeepScience Ltd , 1
    Daniel Bachmann , 1
    Ege Feyzioglu , 1
    GaudiLabs , 1
    OpenEVSE LLC , 1
    OSH Park , 1
    OSHWA , 1
    Nathan Seidle , 1
    Diego Lagos Susaeta , 1
    Vadim Shlyonskiy , 1
    Karankumar Chandrakant Dhankani , 1
    Bruno Herfst , 1
    The Maker’s Box , 1
    Urs Gaudenz , 1
    Miranda Robbins , 1
    Gregory Davill , 1
    Prusa Research a.s. , 1
    Kenneth Olsen , 1
    Leeds Raspberry Jam , 1
    OTTAA Project (Legal name: Comunicación Aumentativa Chile SpA) , 1
    Otto DIY , 1
    Panucatt Devices , 1
    Public Lab , 1
    Fundación Anisa, A.C. , 1
    Universidad Rey Juan Carlos , 1
    René Richard , 1
    Ayan Pahwa , 1
    Radomir Dopieralski , 1
    Tim Hatch , 1
    Jonathan Foucher , 1
    Protocol Electronics , 1
    Amitabh Shrivastava , 1
    Parallax, Inc. , 1
    Protean Technologies LLC , 1
    HUMMINGBIRD HAMMOCKS, LLC , 1
    World Famous Electronics, LLC , 1
    深圳市嘉禾三维科技有限公司 , 1
    Miguel Madrid , 1
    conectaequipo.com , 1
    Anuradha Reddy , 1
    Christopher Arntzen , 1
    Mark R V Murray , 1
    Ross Bamford , 1
    3mdeb embedded systems consulting , 1
    Centro de Tecnologia Acadêmia (IF/UFRGS) , 1
    Prasannaa Kumar D , 1
    Libre Space Foundation , 1
    Francisco Malpartida , 1
    JOHN SARTZETAKIS , 1
    TinkeringTech LLC , 1
    Nick , 1
    Mach 30 , 1
    CircuitSetup , 1
    Naomi Wu , 1
    Ecovent Systems Inc. , 1
    Smoothie , 1
    Thorsten Jaeger , 1
    Jeff Glancy Desings , 1
    Anuchit Chalothorn , 1
    Ali Tekin , 1
    Lukas Schmid , 1
    Datasette/XnotoX , 1
    Shenzhen Big Tree Technology Co., Ltd. , 1
    Jesús Alfonso Rodriguez Lista , 1
    Tim Ansell , 1
    Adarsh Belavatagi , 1
    PI SUPPLY , 1
    Ravinu Karunanayake , 1
    Human Computer Integration Lab , 1
    Joel Murphy , 1
    Adam Bruner , 1
    Alp Electronics , 1
    Jonathan Cagua Ordoñez , 1
    Andrew Gregory Kowalczyk , 1
    Neil Hardy , 1
    Jacob Proctor , 1
    Vinduino LLC , 1
    Meister Whiteboxes GmbH , 1
    Jailson Oliveira , 1
    0x0h , 1
    Drone Community Japan Association , 1
    Jacob Hahn , 1

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