The Open Source Hardware User Group (OSHUG) has announced the schedule for OSHCamp 2018, to take place in Lincoln’s The Blue Room on the 30th of June and 1st July.
Announced via a call for participation back in January, the Open Source Hardware Camp (OSHCamp) 2018 is to take place in Lincoln, once home to noted engine builders Ruston & Hornsby – a company which still lives on as Siemens, following a route via GEC and English Electric. As with previous years, OSHCamp 2018 is split across two days: talks on Saturday the 30th of June, with a social event that evening, and hands-on workshops on Sunday the 1st of July.
Confirmed talks for the Saturday include Dr. Graham Markall on cycle-accurate simulation in the Verilog hardware description language, Tony Brookes on high-altitude balloon communications via LoRaWAN, Alan Wood on machine vision, Derek Woodroffe on the creation of electronic Tesla coils, Spencer Owen on how to transition from hobby project to functional business, Anna Sera Lowe on the MakerNet Alliance, James Pawson on electromagnetic compatibility testing for the Internet of Things (IoT), Jonny Edwards on non-standard computation, Damon Hart-Davis on “heating as a service” via technological and societal measures, and Giulio Moro on the ultra-low-latency audio and sensor processing platform Bela.
Workshops on the Sunday include a RISC-V quickstart, an introduction to NetBSD on embedded platforms, an in-depth exploration of high-altitude ballooning, a machine vision project, a Bela hands-on, a two-hour build of the RC2014 Mini Z80 Retro Computer, sold at a discount during the event, and the traditional soldering workshop.