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Hardware Freedom Day

Saturday, April 20, 2013, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
The Hacktory, 3711 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
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‪As part of the Science Festival, The Hacktory is hosting Hardware Freedom Day (HFD) events on Saturday April 20th at 3711 Market St. to help Philadelphians celebrate Open Source Hardware (OSHW), learn about Open Source, and get hands-on with a variety of projects. There are several events scheduled at The Hacktory for HFD, and the event is free and open to the public.

11AM to 12Noon: “Why Open Source Hardware?”

Come by for our “Why Open Source Hardware?” talk. Far McKon will cover the basics of what is and is not Open Hardware. The talk will cover how to find and buy Open Source Hardware, and some of the reasons that OSHW is important.

12Noon to 1PM: Lunch Discussion

Lunch break! Meet at The Hacktory by 12 to join a lunch conversation about OSHW at one of the nearby restaurants. Bring along Open Hardware projects you have, or just your curiosity.

1PM to 3PM: Open Source Hardware Hackathon

In the afternoon, join our Open Source Hardware Hackathon. Bring your own Open Source Hardware projects, or pick up a DIY Open Source project ($15 – $35) at the event! For beginners, this is your chance to grab a soldering iron and build your first Open Hardware project. For experts, this is a chance to bring and show your projects, and maybe even find some helpers.

Join us at The Hacktory on Saturday April 20th at 3711 Market St. to get your hands on Open Source Hardware (1PM – 3PM) or just learn about it (11AM – 12Noon). Remember: If you can’t open it, can’t fix it, or can’t share it, you don’t really own it.

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