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Bringing Arduino and open-source hardware to Washington D.C. tomorrow.

David MellisApril 19th, 2012

Tomorrow afternoon, I’m going to be part of OH/DC: Open Source Hardware Comes to DC, organized by Public Knowledge. This public event is bringing practitioners and experts to Washington D.C. to explain what open-source hardware is, how it’s being used, and how it can work as a business. If you’re in the area, please stop by the Rayburn House Office Building from 1 to 5 pm and check it out!

Here are some highlights from the schedule:

1:25-2:40 – Panel 1: What is Open Source Hardware? (Rayburn House Office Building Room 2322)

  • 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 Room 2322)

  • 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)

I hope to meet some of you tomorrow at OH/DC!