This year’s Open Source Hardware Camp will be hosted at The Blue Room in the historic county town of Lincoln, over the weekend of Sat 30th June & Sun 1st July. Lincoln is home to, amongst others, noted engine builders Ruston & Hornsby — now Siemens, via GEC and English Electric — and is well served by rail, reachable from Leeds and London within 2-2.5 hours, and 4-5 hours from Edinburgh and Southampton.

The call for talks and workshops has now gone out, there is no theme and topics may include, for example:

  • Open source hardware projects
  • Open development practices and principles
  • Novel/interesting/fun projects built using open source hardware
  • Tools (hardware and software)
  • Skills and techniques, e.g. PCB fab, DIY SMT assembly
  • Relevant technologies, e.g. SPI/I2C bus programming
  • …something else relevant to the community

If you would like to give a talk on the Saturday and/or run a workshop on the Sunday, please submit details via the online form.

Any questions can either be directed to the OSHUG discussion list or sent to myself via

The deadline for submitting titles and abstracts is Monday 25th March at 17:00. If you would like to discuss ideas etc. please get in touch sooner, rather than later.

A social is planned for the Saturday evening and details of accommodation nearby to the venue will be provided in due course.