— 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. Lightning talks and BCS OSSG AGM
  2. Open Source Hardware Camp 2019
  3. Inaugural London RISC-V meetup
  4. What's New In Cryptography & Security
  5. Makerspaces
  6. Open Source FPGA Hardware and Tooling Past, Present and Future
  7. Machines and systems of past, present, future
  8. Mentoring & Advocacy in Open Source + OSSG AGM
  9. Members' Lightning Talks
  10. 3D Printing and Making
  11. Open Source Hardware Camp 2018
  12. Shrimping (hand-built Arduino) workshop for children and adults
  13. Yanking the Chain: Open Source Software Compliance in the Supply Chain
  14. Intel® Movidius™ Neural Compute Stick Workshop
  15. Collaborative music making, ultra-low latency audio and sensor processing
  17. OSSG AGM, Reimagining EDSAC, NetBSD Updates, Semantic and Change Coupling of Software Classes
  18. Open Source Hardware Camp 2017
  19. CHERI CPU, Adding Security to Compilers, Trust & Provenance in Open Data
  20. Getting started with NetBSD on embedded platforms Pt. 2
  21. Getting started with NetBSD on embedded platforms
  22. An introduction to software-defined radio with LimeSDR
  23. FPGA projects past, planned and possible
  24. Educating the Next Generation (myStorm update, micro:bit, encouraging next generation)
  25. Getting started with FPGAs and Verilog using project IceStorm and myStorm
  26. The Future of Open Source (chip design for the masses, musical instruments, algorithms as pictures, open source research)
  27. Open Source Hardware Camp 2016
  28. Drones Pt. 2 (Captain Buzz, Whirly Blades of Death, Bounder)
  29. Open Source Chips Pt. 3
  30. NMI Open Source Conference
  31. Open Source Where You Least Expect It
  32. Embedded Platforms (BSD, OpenWRT, Plan 9 & Inferno)
  33. Open Energy Tools & Interoperability (Open Inverter, OpenTRV, Heat Pump Monitoring)
  34. Security (Hardware RNG, PGP key signing party)
  35. Open Source Hardware Camp 2015
  36. Chips Pt.3 (BERI, Do we need separate Hardware Construction languages? OpenTransputer)
  37. Wiring the Internet of Things with Raspberry Pi & Node-RED
  38. Hackerspace/makerspace/fablab panel discussion
  39. Radio Pt. 3 (OpenBeacon, HPSDR, Ruling Drones)
  40. Energy (Exploring "open" in energy, Electricity from Woodchips, OpenTRV)
  41. Open Source in Business
  42. Chips Pt.2 (Chip Design for Teenagers, Cocotb, lowRISC)
  43. Open Source Hardware Camp 2014
  44. Teaching (Teaching with LilyPad, Raspberry Pi in education, MzTEK)
  45. Radio Pt.2 (Networking Literacy Project, Everyone has a radio in them)
  46. Embedded Scripting (Lua, Espruino, Micro Python)
  47. Privacy and Security (Security protocols in constrained environments, RFIDler, Indie Phone)
  48. Speed (overclocking, souped-up BBC Micro, compiler optimisation)
  49. Production by the Proletariat (RepRap, TVRRUG)
  50. Open Source Hardware Camp 2013
  51. Boards (Beautifully Functional Circuits, Little Printer)
  52. Sensor Networks (Contiki, Low Power Wireless Sensors, quick2link)
  53. Is Three (Writing AVR Firmware, Panel)
  54. Lightning Talks
  55. Products (Nanode, An Industry Perspective, Licensing Update)
  56. Embedded (Erlang, Parallella, Compiler Options and Energy Consumption)
  57. Open Source Hardware Camp 2012
  58. Drones (UDB4, OpenRelief, ARDrone + Kinect)
  59. Kits (Homesense, Quick2Wire)
  60. Energy-efficient Computing (Open Compute, BeagleBoard, Event-driven XCore)
  61. Practical System-on-Chip (Program your own open source FPGA SoC)
  62. Manufacturing (Breadboard to Finished Product, Arduino Shield, Modular RepRap Electronics)
  63. Wireless (Hacking Commodity Wireless, Practical Wireless, Contiki OS, CWIG)
  64. Open for Change Pt.2 (Hexayurt, O + S Project, Onawi)
  65. Open Source Hardware Camp
  66. Practical Approaches (Double-sided PCB Design, Controlling Power, 3W RGB LED Controller )
  67. Goes to Canterbury! (Collaboration, building communities, surface mount adventures)
  68. Open for Change (Radiation Monitoring in Japan, 40 Fires, Bristol Braille Technology)
  69. Chips (Programmable Logic, Computer Conservation with FPGAs, OpenCores & OpenRISC 1000)
  70. Performance (MilkyMist)
  71. Learning (BBC, Tinker London)
  72. At Home (Tacticalendar, Denkimono Clock)
  73. Radio (HPSDR)
  74. Community (mbed, DesignSpark, London Hackspace)
  75. Arduino: An Open Source Hardware Success Story
  76. Open Hardware Licensing and Models for Sustainability
  77. An introduction to the XMOS XCore XS1 and Amino

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