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Launch Day!


Launch day!

We're launching Open Hardware Hub today, and we're excited to see how people like it. We've poured our hearts into it in the short time we've been working on it, and we know we have a lot of work left to do. There are so many features we want to add to make this a really cool place for open source hardware, so we're going to spend as much time as possible to make this a great site.

To that end, the more popular this site becomes, the more time we'll be able to spend improving it. If you like this site and want to see it grow and mature, share it with your friends, contribute your own projects, and get the word out that open source hardware has a new home on the web: Open Hardware Hub.

We hope you'll enjoy using Open Hardware Hub to share your open source hardware designs and give us some great feedback on what we can do to improve the site. We're building Open Hardware Hub as a community site for people passionate about open source hardware, so we want it to meet your needs. We'd love to hear from you, so if you encounter any bugs, have a feature request, or even general comments, drop us a line!


Honestly, our goals for Open Hardware Hub are lofty:

  • Creating a community built around sharing, collaborating, and contributing to open source hardware projects. 
  • Becoming the de facto reference for electronic and mechanical designs.
  • Enabling people with zero technical knowledge to build devices that better their lives.
  • Furthering the state of the art in electrical and mechanical engineering by raising the baseline of knowledge that is readily and easily accessible.

As an electrical engineer, I envy my peers in computer science for their excellent software communities like SourceForge where they can jump right in and start contributing to open source software. Nothing like that exists for open source hardware projects! Open Hardware Hub is our effort to change this and make wide-spread collaboration on open source hardware a reality.


Daniel and I first met to discuss some ideas we had for new products and services way back on 4/30/11. That was the first time I had discussed my idea for an open-source hardware comunity with anyone. It took a couple meetings for us to really hash out what this site would be like. After the initial planning was out of the way, we got straight to work specifying each of the pages of the site and how our users would interact with them. It's been a speedy development cycle, and now here we are. Five months later and we're launching our contribution to the open source hardware community. This is just the beginning, and we can't wait to see where we'll go next with Open Hardware Hub.


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