— 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. Mentoring & Advocacy in Open Source + OSSG AGM
  2. Members' Lightning Talks
  3. 3D Printing and Making
  4. Open Source Hardware Camp 2018
  5. Shrimping (hand-built Arduino) workshop for children and adults
  6. Yanking the Chain: Open Source Software Compliance in the Supply Chain
  7. Intel® Movidius™ Neural Compute Stick Workshop
  8. Collaborative music making, ultra-low latency audio and sensor processing
  10. OSSG AGM, Reimagining EDSAC, NetBSD Updates, Semantic and Change Coupling of Software Classes
  11. Open Source Hardware Camp 2017
  12. CHERI CPU, Adding Security to Compilers, Trust & Provenance in Open Data
  13. Getting started with NetBSD on embedded platforms Pt. 2
  14. Getting started with NetBSD on embedded platforms
  15. An introduction to software-defined radio with LimeSDR
  16. FPGA projects past, planned and possible
  17. Educating the Next Generation (myStorm update, micro:bit, encouraging next generation)
  18. Getting started with FPGAs and Verilog using project IceStorm and myStorm
  19. The Future of Open Source (chip design for the masses, musical instruments, algorithms as pictures, open source research)
  20. Open Source Hardware Camp 2016
  21. Drones Pt. 2 (Captain Buzz, Whirly Blades of Death, Bounder)
  22. Open Source Chips Pt. 3
  23. NMI Open Source Conference
  24. Open Source Where You Least Expect It
  25. Embedded Platforms (BSD, OpenWRT, Plan 9 & Inferno)
  26. Open Energy Tools & Interoperability (Open Inverter, OpenTRV, Heat Pump Monitoring)
  27. Security (Hardware RNG, PGP key signing party)
  28. Open Source Hardware Camp 2015
  29. Chips Pt.3 (BERI, Do we need separate Hardware Construction languages? OpenTransputer)
  30. Wiring the Internet of Things with Raspberry Pi & Node-RED
  31. Hackerspace/makerspace/fablab panel discussion
  32. Radio Pt. 3 (OpenBeacon, HPSDR, Ruling Drones)
  33. Energy (Exploring "open" in energy, Electricity from Woodchips, OpenTRV)
  34. Open Source in Business
  35. Chips Pt.2 (Chip Design for Teenagers, Cocotb, lowRISC)
  36. Open Source Hardware Camp 2014
  37. Teaching (Teaching with LilyPad, Raspberry Pi in education, MzTEK)
  38. Radio Pt.2 (Networking Literacy Project, Everyone has a radio in them)
  39. Embedded Scripting (Lua, Espruino, Micro Python)
  40. Privacy and Security (Security protocols in constrained environments, RFIDler, Indie Phone)
  41. Speed (overclocking, souped-up BBC Micro, compiler optimisation)
  42. Production by the Proletariat (RepRap, TVRRUG)
  43. Open Source Hardware Camp 2013
  44. Boards (Beautifully Functional Circuits, Little Printer)
  45. Sensor Networks (Contiki, Low Power Wireless Sensors, quick2link)
  46. Is Three (Writing AVR Firmware, Panel)
  47. Lightning Talks
  48. Products (Nanode, An Industry Perspective, Licensing Update)
  49. Embedded (Erlang, Parallella, Compiler Options and Energy Consumption)
  50. Open Source Hardware Camp 2012
  51. Drones (UDB4, OpenRelief, ARDrone + Kinect)
  52. Kits (Homesense, Quick2Wire)
  53. Energy-efficient Computing (Open Compute, BeagleBoard, Event-driven XCore)
  54. Practical System-on-Chip (Program your own open source FPGA SoC)
  55. Manufacturing (Breadboard to Finished Product, Arduino Shield, Modular RepRap Electronics)
  56. Wireless (Hacking Commodity Wireless, Practical Wireless, Contiki OS, CWIG)
  57. Open for Change Pt.2 (Hexayurt, O + S Project, Onawi)
  58. Open Source Hardware Camp
  59. Practical Approaches (Double-sided PCB Design, Controlling Power, 3W RGB LED Controller )
  60. Goes to Canterbury! (Collaboration, building communities, surface mount adventures)
  61. Open for Change (Radiation Monitoring in Japan, 40 Fires, Bristol Braille Technology)
  62. Chips (Programmable Logic, Computer Conservation with FPGAs, OpenCores & OpenRISC 1000)
  63. Performance (MilkyMist)
  64. Learning (BBC, Tinker London)
  65. At Home (Tacticalendar, Denkimono Clock)
  66. Radio (HPSDR)
  67. Community (mbed, DesignSpark, London Hackspace)
  68. Arduino: An Open Source Hardware Success Story
  69. Open Hardware Licensing and Models for Sustainability
  70. An introduction to the XMOS XCore XS1 and Amino

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