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FOSDEM Schedule 2021
Embedded, Mobile and Automotive

Adding Open Hardware to Open Software for a More Equitable IoT

How I Became an Indie Manufacturer and How You Can Too
D.embedded
Adrian McEwen
We all know the benefits of open software, but not as many of us take the step into designing and building the hardware to run it on. Consumers are left with a choice of mass-market devices - hoping the company doesn't turn off its servers, and doesn't sell their data - or going DIY and soldering up things themselves. We need a wealth of Indie Manufacturers, building open hardware devices to provide more options and freedom to end users. This talk shows MCQN Ltd's path on that journey and how you could follow it too.
We'll look at the whole process of making an open hardware product, from the design through to batch manufacturing and shipping. Sharing the open-source tools used plus the services and kit you'd need.

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