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4 days and counting to the Open Hardware Summit!

We've got 4 days to go until the Open Hardware Summit! And it's coming together marvelously. Don't forget to get your ticket!The Open Hardware Summit is a venue to discuss and draw attention to the rapidly growing open source hardware movement. Speakers at the Summit include world renowned leaders from industry, academia and the DIY community. The summit focuses on hardware as a system through a series of discussions and panels on BUSINESS, LAW, MANUFACTURING,...
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Support the Open Hardware Summit!

Sponsor the Summit! Sponsorship for the Open Hardware Summit is open! Special thanks to our sponsors who have already donated. The summit is in its second iteration in partnership with MAKE and Makerfaire at the New York Hall of Science. Last year, 350 people came together to share knowledge about bringing open hardware to market, solving issues around open design, protocols and licensing. Many more people watched online and got involved in the conversation through...
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Open Hardware Summit 2011 - Call for Submissions

* * * Please Redistribute * * * The Open Hardware Summit (OHS) invites submissions for the second annual summit, to be held on September 15, 2011 in New York City. The Open Hardware Summit is a venue to present, discuss, and learn about open hardware of all kinds. The summit examines open hardware and its relation to other issues, such as software, design, business, and law. We are seeking submissions for talks, breakout sessions,...
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Open Hardware Definition 1.0

Read the official post on the Open Hardware Summit blog! This is an exciting day in opening hardware!Finally D-day is here! We are pleased to announce the 1.0 of the Open Source Hardware Definition.The definition has undergone a few rounds of feedback, and feedback collection has been done (online, forums, open hardware summit, stakeholder’s websites, email etc) and posted here for review. Gradually, feedback has been converging more and more, and support for the definition growing.We would like to thank everyone...
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Run a python weather module on BUG

 Today I installed a python weather module on my BUG. I was using our 1.4.3 rootfs and it was easy peasy! Here's what I did: alicia-imac:~ agibb$ ssh root@ The authenticity of host ' (' can't be established. RSA key fingerprint is ba:78:f9:af:8b:92:e8:5b:48:8d:7d:e3:40:cb:0e:5b. Are you sure you want to continue connecting (yes/no)? yes Warning: Permanently added '' (RSA) to the list of known hosts. root@'s password: ********* root@pipix:~# wget http://python-weather-api.googlecode.com/files/pywapi-0.2.1.tar.gz Connecting to python-weather-api.googlecode.com[]:80 pywapi-0.2.1.tar.gz 100% |**************************************************|...
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Update Open Hardware Definition

The Open Hardware Definition has been updated with a statement of principals: Open source hardware is hardware whose design is made publicly available so that anyone can study, modify, distribute, make and sell the design or hardware based on that design. The hardware's source, the design from which it is made, is available in the preferred format for making modifications to it. Ideally, open source hardware uses readily-available components and materials, standard processes, open infrastructure,...
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Join us for the Open Hardware Summit

ickets for the Open Hardware Summit are on sale! Follow this link to purchase your ticket:http://www.openhardwaresummit.org/attend/Tickets include breakfast, lunch and cocktail hour at the end of the day. Along with your ticket price, you will also receive a one-day pass to Maker Faire! Special thanks to Maker Faire for partnering with the Open Hardware Summit.There is a reduced pass, while it lasts for artists, non-profits and students.Thank you to HTINK, our fiscal sponsor for handling our ticketing...
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Announcing the Open Hardware Summit

Bug Labs is excited to announce the Open Hardware Summit in conjunction with MAKE, and Creative Commons, and a little help from our friends at NYSCI, littleBits and Eyebeam! The Open Hardware Summit will be a venue to present, promote and discuss the undergoing open source hardware movement. The summit will focus on hardware as a system, involving conversations on software, manufacturing, legal, and other factors surrounding open source hardware. It is taking place on...
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BUGduino knocks on our door...

BUGduino prototypes have arrived at our office! Behold all its prototypable glory: When our most excellent EE, Dave Riess, started at Bug he was looking for an easier way to drive motors through the BUGbase. Driving motors with BUG took an additional microcontroller, such as an Arduino strapped to a breadboard and ziptied to a BUG for handling Pulse Width Modulation (PWM). With some help from the community members who use both Arduino and BUG,...
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How to Start Concierge and use Grep

You may want to look at what messages are coming through in your concierge log. Here's how:root@BUG ~# cat /var/log/concierge.logIf you want to find particular words or instances of something happening, you can use grep:root@BUG ~#  grep -i Exception /var/log/concierge.logException can be changed to anything you're looking for, in the video below there weren't any exceptions reported back, so I grepped for "started" to show what it would look like to get messages back.  
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