Monthly Archives: September 2021

New Resources at OSHWA

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OSHWA is excited to announce two new documents in our Resources file: The Evolving Aspects of a Welcoming Community and How to Write a Code of Conduct.

Two documents were produced as summation of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice research done this summer by LeeLee James and Alicia Gibb on behalf of the Open Source Hardware Association and various entities at CU Boulder. The two documents are The Evolving Aspects of a Welcoming Community, and as requested by some of the labs on the CU campus, How to Write a Code of Conduct. These documents are cross posted at the Blow Things Up Lab where the research took place.

As OSHWA works with many communities as well as having it’s own, we hope these tools are useful in creating welcoming environments.

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OSHWA is hiring a Community Coordinator

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The Open Source Hardware Association (OSHWA) is looking for a Community Coordinator to connect OSHWA with the Open Hardware Community. This position works directly with the community and our Executive Director to expand and communicate OSHWA’s initiatives, partners, and visibility. The position is a part time contractor at approximately 5-10 hours per week. The pay is $20/hour. OSHWA pays travel expenses related to the Open Hardware Summit, our annual community event.

OSHWA strongly encourages all people to apply (please circulate widely), especially those who hold the following intersecting identities: Black, Native or Indigenous, People of Color, LGBTQIA+, non-binary, persons living with disabilities, neurodivergent, young, speak English as a second language, and others with lived experience in overlooked and/or underestimated communities.

Primary Responsibilities: 

 Maintain, support, engage outreach efforts

Connect community organizations

Support OSHWA’s DEI+J initiatives

Assist with the Open Hardware Summit, specifically Hopin / Streamyard and Coordinate speakers and sponsor booths, updating website with their info.

Assist with Open Hardware Month within the community and website updates

Create tweets (specifically news, membership, certification, events etc.)

Scheduling certification tweets with images

Assist in navigating online resources and providing connections to additional resources

Emailing board members signed up for Twitter/Make article

Replying to queries in

Adding endorsements for the definition and SPI resolution

Write the occasional Mailchimp newsletter

Add features and review PR’s for Open Source License Facts Label Generator

Keep WordPress server up-to-date

Post news on

Update our various sites with new content and yearly changes for OHS and OHM

Discord – watch for spam, answer the rare question posted there

Generating membership reports when needed 

Manually add subscriptions missing in MemberPress

Report to the Executive Director

Specific In-progress projects include:

Open Hardware Glossary

Certification evangelization

Open Hardware Month

Required Qualifications: 

Ability to build relationships

Strong communication skills 

Working knowledge of Libre Office or open source equivalent, Mailchimp, and programs in the Google suite 

Working knowledge of WordPress

Familiarity with social media tools 

Helpful Experience: 

Conference and event management

Community building experience


To Apply, please fill out this form. OSHWA will begin reviewing applications on Oct. 11th and then on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

OSHWA is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to a policy of equal treatment and opportunity in every aspect of its recruitment and hiring process without regard to age, alienage, caregiver status, childbirth, citizenship status, color, creed, disability, domestic violence victim status, ethnicity, familial status, gender and/or gender identity or expression, marital status, military status, national origin, parental status, partnership status, predisposing genetic characteristics, pregnancy, race, religion, reproductive health decision making, sex, sexual orientation, unemployment status, veteran status, or any other legally protected basis. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, persons of minority sexual orientation or gender identity, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply for vacant positions at all levels.

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New Product: Surplus SpringRC SM-S4303R Continuous Rotation Servo Pair (Two Servos)

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SpringRC SM-S4303R Continuous Rotation Servo Pair.

We are now offering a two-pack of Surplus SpringRC SM-S4303R Continuous Rotation Servos. These servos are functionally identical to our stock SM-S4303R servos except for the direction of rotation, which is reversed. We are selling them in pairs to help differentiate them. See the product page for more details and specs.

OSHWA 2021-2023 Board Nominations Open!

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OSHWA is looking for 4 new faces to join the board of directors for the Open Source Hardware Association. The nominee form is, as always, for self-nominations only. Please fill out the nominee form (deactivated 11:59PM ET on Oct. 12) to become a nominee or forward the link to someone you want to nominate. Do not fill out the form for someone else. The purpose of this form is to tell voting members why you want to serve on the OSHWA board. We will be publish the nominees and their answers on Oct 14th. Board members hold a 2-year position. Once board members have been chosen by the membership, the board will appoint a President, VP, and Secretary. Board responsibilities include fundraising, promoting OSHWA, advising on goals and direction, and carry out compliance with the organizations purposes and bylaws. Board members must follow our Code of Conduct. See the board member agreement to get a sense of the responsibilities. Board members are expected to adhere to the board attendance policy and come prepared having read the board packet. Board members are expected to spend 5-10 hours of time per month on OSHWA. Nominees can submit questions to Nominations will be open until Oct. 12th.

Member voting will take place Oct 19-26th. View our election policy.

Want to vote in the election? Become a member! Please note that only individuals can vote, corporate members cannot.

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Revoking Certification for ES000022

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Today OSHWA is revoking the certification for the Atmel SAM D10C Breakout Board by San Antonio Technologies, ESPJ, UID ES000022. We are taking this action because the documentation is no longer publicly available and the parties responsible for the hardware have been unresponsive to our requests to republish it.  This was brought to our attention by a member of the open source hardware community.

An effective certification program requires ongoing monitoring of certified hardware, both by OSHWA and by the larger open source hardware community.  OSHWA prefers to work with responsible parties to resolve problems with certified hardware and views decertification as a last resort. 

We discuss the decertification process in more detail in our blog post about the first decertification.  You can learn more about the certification program on the certification page and certification FAQs.

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