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OH/DC: Open Source Hardware Comes to the Nation's Capital

Public Knowledge

Friday, April 20, 2012 from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM (EDT)

Washington, DC

OH/DC: Open Source Hardware Comes to the Nation's Capital

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Join Public Knowledge as we introduce the wonks of DC to the geeks of Open Source Hardware (OSHW)!

We will have panels to introduce you to the ideas behind OSHW, and talk with some of the people who use OSHW to power their businesses.

Later in the day, we will have a hands-on demonstration area so you can use some of the projects yourself.

Stay tuned for a full agenda, but here's a sneak peak: Squishy Circuits, Open Source Hardware Association, littleBits, Arduino, SparkFun Electronics.

1:00-1:15 – Registration (Rayburn House Office Building 2168, Gold Room)

1:15-1:25 – Introduction

1:25-2:40 – Panel 1: What is Open Source Hardware? (Rayburn House Office Building 2168, Gold Room)

David A. Mellis , PhD Candidate, MIT Media Lab; Co-Founder Arduino

Catarina Mota, Co-chair, Open Hardware Summit

AnnMarie Thomas, Assistant Professor, University of St. Thomas; co-creator, Squishy Circuits

Moderated by Alicia Gibb, President, Open Source Hardware Association

2:40-3:30 – Panel 2: Open Source Hardware for Fun and Profit (Rayburn House Office Building 2168, Gold Room)

Ayah Bdeir , Founder, littleBits; TED Fellow

Leah Buechley, Assistant Professor, MIT Media Lab; creator, LilyPad Arduino

Andrew "bunnie" Huang, owner bunniestudios LLC

Nathan Seidle, CEO, SparkFun Electronics

Moderated by Michael Weinberg, Senior Staff Attorney and Innovation Evangelist, Public Knowledge

3:30-5:00 – Hands-on Demonstration: Experience Open Source Hardware First Hand(Rayburn Foyer)

Arduino

LilyPad Arduino

chumby

littleBits

MakerBot Industries

NeTV

The Rascal

RepRap

The Resistor Jeltone

Safecast Geiger Counter

Seeing Eye Gloves

Sparkfun

Squishy Circuits

And more to come!

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Rayburn House Office Building
45 Independence Ave SW
Washington, DC 20515

Friday, April 20, 2012 from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM (EDT)


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Founded in 2001, Public Knowledge is a Washington, D.C.-based public interest group working to defend citizens' rights in the emerging digital culture.

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