The Open Hardware Summit is the annual conference organized by the Open Source Hardware Association and the world’s first comprehensive conference on open hardware: a venue to discuss and draw attention to the rapidly growing Open Source Hardware movement. This year’s summit will be on September 19, 2015 in Philadelphia, PA.

Speakers include world renowned leaders from industry, academia, and the maker community. Talks cover a wide range of subjects from electronics and mechanics to related fields such as digital fabrication, fashion technology, self-quantification devices, and DIY bio. As a microcosm of the Open Source Hardware community, the Summit provides a friendly forum to be as inclusive as possible. The Open Hardware Summit was founded in 2010 by Alicia Gibb and Ayah Bdeir with support from Peter Semmelhack and Bug Labs in its founding years. Read more history.



Dustyn is a Philadelphia-based engineer and Assistant Professor at the University of Delaware, where she teaches hands-on classes in design and robotics and helps run the Design Studio. Dustyn holds a BS in Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University, an MS in Biomechanics & Movement Science from the University of Delaware, and a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from New York University.


Addie is the co-founder of NORTD Labs, an international research and development lab founded in 2007. NORTD produces open source hardware projects that have been used and built by millions worldwide including the open source laser cutter Lasersaur. She is also a member of the hacker collaborative Free Art & Technology (F.A.T.) Lab and the founder of Deep Lab, a crypto-deep web collaborative. Her works are available at bitforms gallery in New York City. More information is available at her website or follow her on twitter.

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Saturday, September 19th




First Unitarian Church of Philadelphia