Session
Schedule FOSDEM 2020
Open Source Computer Aided Modeling and Design

Designing and Producing Open Source Hardware with FOSS/OSHW tools

We will show you how easy is now to design and setup your own production of Open Source Hardware with only FOSS/OSHW tools
H.2213
Tsvetan Usunov
We have possibility to setup small electronic assembly/production "factory" at our house for less than EUR 1000. I will try to explain every step from the design to final product:
We live in exciting times. It was never so easy to design and produce electronic devices like today. This really unleash people's creativity. The Open Source Hardware movement helps people to study, modify, improve and share designs and knowledge. Today we have FOSS CAD tools like KiCad to design our electronic boards. There are multiply choices to manufacture PCBs even in small quantity. There are lot of places to source components at low cost. We have possibility to setup small electronic assembly/production "factory" at our house for less than EUR 1000. I will try to explain every step from the design to final product: How to design your product with KiCad How to generate files for production Where to order your PCBs Where to source the components for the assembly How to setup small "factory" at home at budget How to certify your OSHW project at OSHWA.org and will demonstrate Do-It-Yourself oven, solder paste printer, manual pick and place tools which could be used for production.

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