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

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