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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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July classes in the Test Kitchen

7/22 Soft Circuits class: Sign up here. Learn soft circuits with conductive thread!  We'll be stiching up electrical designs in fabric.This class will be a beginner course, the core concepts of a circuit will be covered. No previous experience required.Materials will be provided.Just bring yourself and a desire to learn and create! A copy of Diana Eng's Fashion Geek will be given away curtesy of the author! (dianaeng.com) 7/26 Urban Farming is back by popular demand! ...
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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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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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When Internet leaves streaks in the real world: case study

Sometimes we have to break away from the fun and games of day to day operations at Bug and focus on practical, real world, nut-and-bolts activities.  Today was one such day as by team effort we created the world's first IRC fart machine.  Using parts from around the office cobbled together and attached to the venerable Motherbug, now anyone can connect to us via IRC and let us know how you feel.  First off Matt...
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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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Our latest member to the BUG community

I met Kevyn at LinuxCon in Portland. He's a software engineer in Montreal. He was really enthusiastic about working with BUG so we gave him one at the end of the conference.Kevyn had previously worked with Gumstix and other hardware projects. He showed me this LCD screen embedded in Legos. When I saw this project, I knew he'd be a great at developing his own stuff on BUG!
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Need testers for Usability Feedback!

 Hey Bug Community!! We are looking for people willing to do some usability testing for us on our new homepage design.  If you are in New York and are interestd in helping us out within the next two weeks, please email alicia@buglabs.net to arrange a time. The usability test will take approximitately 30-45 minutes, your face and voice will be recorded and we will ask you a series of questions to get your feedback about...
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Collaboration!

It was a tough battle, with lots of nasty name calling, carboard sword-fighting, and foam bullet barrages (read: 3 minutes of irc broadcasts), but in the end we decided to open up our internal bugtracker to the world. This isn't just some public-facing subproject but the real, SCRUM-wranglin day-to-day relied-on backlog-filling redmine project for all BUG development.And since I dislike system-level enforcement and believe our community to be made of some of the best people...
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