[Open Design + Hardware] International Hackathon on Open Source Lab Hardware (Summer 2015)

Christian Villum christian.villum at okfn.org
Wed Oct 15 15:08:10 UTC 2014

This sounds great Jenny! I'll spread the word on my networks, many of which
are Copenhagen-based communities. I would personally love to see something
like this take root here.



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On Wed, Oct 15, 2014 at 4:52 PM, Jenny Molloy <jenny.molloy at okfn.org> wrote:

> Dear All
> Open Knowledge hosts both open science and open hardware and design
> working groups and one area where our interests cross is in open source lab
> hardware, which is a growing field of interest internationally both within
> academia and within broader society, for example through maker spaces and
> DIYBio groups.
> A group of us in the UK would like to propose an open lab hardware weekend
> in Summer 2015 that could take simultaneously in different locations, in
> the same manner as the Open Data Day hackathons [1].
> It would be a great showcase for some of the amazing hardware already out
> there [e.g. 2,3,4] and a chance to get people solving real lab problems and
> demonstrating the power of open designs and manufacturing.
> Would you be interested in hosting (or asking someone to host) a weekend
> event in your city/institution/space? I've booted up a really basic
> planning pad you can contribute to if so: https://pad.riseup.net/p/la
> <https://pad.riseup.net/p/labhack2015>the events bhack2015
> <https://pad.riseup.net/p/labhack2015>
> Please do add other potential event hosts and suggestions, we could work
> together on funding and advertising if you think it is a good idea. This is
> a soft call for participants but if we manage to get a few spaces on board
> we will make a larger announcement next month.
> Thanks very much everyone and I look forward to hearing from you! Do get
> in touch with any comments or suggestions.
> Jenny
> [1] http://opendataday.org/
> [2] http://www.appropedia.org/Open-source_Lab
> [3]
> http://store.elsevier.com/Open-Source-Lab/Joshua-Pearce/isbn-9780124104624/
> [4]
> http://www.synbio.org.uk/hardware/diy-lab-equipment/diy-lab-equipment.html
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