Open Source Hardware is hardware that is shared, copied and reproduced. In this talk, the founders of the Open Hardware Summit give a recap of a movement that will change the way the electronics industry functions forever.
About the Makers
Alicia Gibb is a researcher and prototyper at Bug Labs. She is a member of NYCResistor, co-chair of the Open Hardware Summit, and a member of the advisory board for Linux Journal. Her work has appeared in Wired magazine, IEEE Spectrum, Hackaday and the New York Times.
Ayah Bdeir is an engineer from the MIT Media Lab and her work has been exhibited at numerous venues including the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), the New Museum and Ars Electronica. Bdeir is a fellow at Creative Commons, the cochair of the Open Hardware Summit and founder of littleBits.
Ayah Bdeir is founder and CEO of littleBits, the easiest and most extensive way to learn and prototype with electronics. As an engineer and a leader in the Maker movement, Ayah's career has centered on advancing open source hardware to make education and innovation more accessible. She is a co-founder of the Open Hardware Summit, an alumna of the MIT Media Lab, and a TED Senior Fellow. Ayah has been named one of MIT Tech Review's 35 Innovators Under 35, one of Fast Company’s 100 Most Creative People in Business, and one of Inc.'s 35 Under 35. Originally from Lebanon and Canada, Ayah lives in New York City.
Alicia Gibb is a researcher and prototyper at Bug Labs. She is a member
of NYCResistor, co-chair of the Open Hardware Summit, and a member of
the advisory board for Linux Journal. Her work has appeared in Wired
magazine, IEEE Spectrum, Hackaday and the New York Times.
Computer machinery and equipment, including memory, cabling, power supply, peripheral devices, and circuit boards. Computer operation requires both hardware and software. Hardware design specifies a computer's capability; software instructs the computer on what to do. The advent of microprocessors in the late 1970s led to much smaller hardware assemblies and accelerated the proliferation of computers. Today's personal computers are as powerful as the early mainframes, while mainframes are now smaller and have vastly more computing power than the early models.