Open Hardware Summit 2021

morreale Sunday 11 of April, 2021

The Open Hardware Summit 2021 was held as a virtual meeting again this year on April 9, 2021. The event platform, Hopin, was used instead of Discord and YouTube live. It worked well for the event stage and provided venues for vendors in a virtual expo setting. It was a little harder to follow chats for each talk without opening multiple windows.

The Open Hardware community appears to be doing well even in the pandemic with the number of talks, the enthusiasm of the participants, and number of sponsors. The recording can be seen on YouTube. There were ~17 talks on the schedule and my list of links and brief talk summary for each talk follows.

COVID 3D TRUST: a public-private collaboration to support manufacture of open source PPE and medical devices during the COVID-19 public health emergency

Meghan McCarthy

reGOSH: appropriating technology in Latin America with open science hardware

Julieta Arancio

Open Hardware Makers mentorship program: making open hardware the default everywhere, one project at a time!

Andre Maia Chagas

Mobilizing People to Act on Air Pollution with the Bucket Air Monitor - a Community Science Tool

Rico Euripidou, Katie Gradowski

Hardware innovation, an opensource way in Nigeria

Oluwatobi Oyinlola

Open Hardware Needs Open Standards

Chris Chronopoulos

Interface Design in Open Source Hardware and Software

Scott Shawcroft

Twirling Tech Goddess Q&A

LeeLee James

How Open Hardware Supported the COVID19 Response and Lessons for Public Policy

Alison Parker, Alex Long

Transitioning an Open Hardware Project to Distributed Medical Device Production

Julian Stirling


Fred Benenson

What's the Buzz About?: The Rise of Open, Personal Sex Tech

Laura Lytle, Alice Stewart

Robot unicorns, moon cello gloves and open technology

Helen Leigh

Open hardware chip design panel

Megan Wachs, Drew Fustini, Mohamed Kassem, bunnie, ​ Jason Kridner

A Hyena Ate My Project! - Open Source Hardware in Wildlife Conservation Technology

Akiba Jacinta Plucinski

OpenAir Cyan: Accelerating Carbon Dioxide Removal through Open Hardware

Dahl Winters

Conservation AI: The World's Most Advanced Wildlife Tracker Is Now 100% Open Source

Adam Benzion