oshug mtg April 2013

Open Source Hardware User Group Meeting

London, 18 April 2013, 6pm

This event is organised by our friends the Open Source Hardware Group

The second meeting of 2013 marking their third anniversary will feature a talk on writing embedded firmware and a panel discussion that will explore the future of open source hardware. Topics:

  • Writing firmware for the AVR: A Morse Code Beacon
  • Panel discussion: The Future of Open Source Hardware

Writing firmware for the AVR: A Morse Code Beacon

A look at a number of techniques for making the most of the miniscule MSP430 and ATTiny embedded microcontrollers.

Approaching the task of developing software for constrained systems such as those with only a few hundred bytes of RAM or a few kilobytes of Flash. Predominantly writing in C and using Chris Swan’s Morse Code Beacon as an example, revealing why code needs to be structured in ways that may initially seem counter-intuitive or undesirable, as well as how the resources are used and allocated.

Panel discussion: The Future of Open Source Hardware

Interest in open source hardware continues to grow unabated and the movement has come a long way in the three years since the origins of OSHUG.

Could it ever provide opportunities on the same scale as those afforded by its much older and now well understood cousin, open source software? What are the barriers to growth? How are the intellectual property and economic considerations different to those of open source software?

Please aim to arrive for 18:00 – 18:20 as the event will start at 18:30 prompt

More details and registration

15 April 2013