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🛠Helpful items for making open source hardware projects.
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Awesome Open Hardware Awesome

🛠 Helpful items for making and learning about open source hardware projects.



  • Arduino - Arduino is an open-source electronics platform.
  • Prusa3D - 3D printer manufacturer who shares their work open online.
  • Precious Plastic - Tools to make plastic recycling as simple as possible.
  • Open Source Ecology - Industrial machines made open.
  • SafeCast - Environmental measurements for the public domain.
  • WikiHouse - Digital designed open housing.
  • RepRap - Humanity's first general-purpose, self-replicating manufacturing machine.
  • OpenBCI - Brain computer interface.
  • OpenMVstars1.9k - Open-source, low-cost machine vision platform.
  • OpenSPIM - Open Access platform for Three-dimensional (3D) microscopy.
  • mesoSPIM - Open-source light-sheet microscopes for imaging in cleared tissue.
  • Mutable Instruments - Open-source eurorack classics.
  • openUC2stars328 - Open-source modular microscopy toolbox.
  • OpenFlexure - Open-source, 3D-printed microscope, including a precise mechanical stage.
  • Biohack Academy - Open-source biotechnological hardware such as Incubator, Thermocycler, Centrifuge, Microscope, etc.
  • GaudiLab - Open-source hardware projects for biology laboratories.
  • Winterbloom - Open-source eurorack modules, Thea has some stellar design write-ups on her blog.




  • Fosdem - Open Source event online on 5 & 6 February 2022.
  • Open Hardware Summit - Annual conference on open hardware on 22 April 2022.
  • Maker Faire - A celebration of the Maker Movement, locally organized.


  • Open Hardware Repository - For electronics designers at experimental physics facilities to collaborate on open hardware designs.
  • Open Hardware Observatory - Free blueprints for sustainable open hardware.
  • Instructables - Instructables is a place that lets you explore, document, and share your creations.
  • - is the world's largest collaborative hardware development community.
  • - Connecting developers where exploring tomorrow starts today.
  • - Tracking amazing open hardware projects.
  • - Make open science hardware ubiquitous by 2025.
  • Openlifescience - Program to make Open Science ambassadors in research.
  • Thingiverse - A platform for sharing and contributing to design hardware for 3D printing, laser cutting and CNC milling.
  • - A place to build and share electronics projects.



  • Building open source hardware - Book by Alicia Gibb, on building open source hardware from 2014.
  • Open-source Lab - Book by Josua m. Pearce, how to build your own hardware and reduce costs.
  • Free to Make - Book by Dale Dougherty, how the maker movement is chaning our schools, our jobs, and our minds.
  • The bridge - Issue of the national academy of engineering on open source hardware.

Training programs

Further Readings

  • Open Source Guide - A website created by GitHub to help people work on open source projects.
  • Wikipedia - General information about Open Source Hardware.
  • Open Collective - Enables groups to quickly set up a collective, raise funds and manage them transparently.
  • The Journal of Open Hardware - (JOH) is a peer reviewed open access publication for open hardware research and development.
  • OSHWA Certification - Provides an easy and straightforward way for producers to indicate that their products meet a uniform and well-defined standard for open-source compliance.
  • HardwareX Journal - An open access scientific hardware journal.


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  1. Awesome Open Hardware Awesome
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  5. Papers
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  7. Platforms
  8. Podcasts
  9. Books
  10. Training programs
  11. Further Readings
  12. Related awesome
  13. Contributing
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