[oshug-announce] Event #3 — Arduino: An Open Hardware Success Story.

Andrew Back andrew at osmosoft.com
Sun Jun 13 21:16:36 UTC 2010


For the third meeting we'll be asking the question "what factors contribute
to the success of an open source hardware project?", and using Arduino and
derivatives LilyPad Arduino and the concurrency.cc board as the basis for an
informal case study. We are hoping to confirm a third presentation on
running an Arduino based business (offers to present are, as always, most

Date: Thursday 1st July 2010
Time: 18:00 - 20:00
Location: Osmosoft, SW1

For further info see below, or visit: http://oshug.org/event/3

To register: http://oshugsuccess.eventbrite.com/




* Concurrency.cc - parallel programming for makers and artists

The concurrency.cc project describes itself as "a group of educators and
researchers exploring the development of tools that make parallel
programming more accessible to more people. Our hope is that concurrency.cc
will serve the community of developers surrounding parallel and concurrent
languages on the Arduino and other low-cost embedded platforms." 

Adam Sampson is a research associate in the field of concurrent programming
and complex systems simulation at the University of Kent. He has enjoyed
electronics as a hobby ever since being told off for dismantling the family
vacuum cleaner as a small child.

Omer Kilic (twitter) is a research student at the University of Kent working
on dynamically reconfigurable architectures and embedded systems. He is
passionate about the open-source hardware movement and likes tinkering, so
much so that he founded TinkerSoc, The University of Kent Tinkering Society.

* LilyPad - an Arduino based platform for wearables and e-textiles

The LilyPad Arduino is a microcontroller, plus a set of sewable electronic
components designed so they can be put together to create interactive
wearables or textiles based artworks. There is quite a range of components
such as LEDS, sensors, buzzer, accelerometer and more that can be connected
with conductive thread. The board is based on the ATmega168V/328Vand was
designed and developed by Leah Buechley and SparkFun Electronics. 

Rain Ashford (twitter) is Senior Producer at BBC Learning where she is
presently across the BBC's Media Literacy supertopic portal. During her 10
years at the BBC she has developed and produced many of the BBC's high
priority sites and online activities. Passionate about technology, she
recently started a Women in Technology network for her colleagues to discuss
careers, training, raising their profile and encouraging women to look at
careers in tech. She previously worked for BBC R&D as a Technologist where
she worked on the groundbreaking R&DTV project and the BBC's developer
network, BBC Backstage, she's a hardware hacker, coder, artist, gamer and

Andrew Back
mailto:andrew at osmosoft.com

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