We develop digital infrastructure to make the documentation of Open Hardware in science easier and better. At its core, Open Source Hardware is a shared hardware design file plus documentation and a free & open hardware licence. It starts to make a real positive difference for scientist’s experiments and for hobbyists. In contrast to Free and Open Source Software, Open Hardware cannot be taken into use if the documentation is incomplete or difficult to understand. Documentation is the key to successful replication and (more importantly) to winning contributors who modify and improve the work. We also founded a community governed open access journal, the Journal of Open Hardware. We are currently the only journal that also peer-reviews accompanying hardware documentation.
For more information email Tobey at Tw347@cam.ac.uk