Creative PCB Design Tools for Open (Science) Hardware and Manufacturing
Collaboration inspired by GOSH
svg2shenzhen (@badgeek, @kaspar )
KitSprint ANORG 2018 (@dusjagr, @gaudi, @kaspar and the Swiss Mechatronic Art Society), see post by Kaspar “ETCHING OSCILLATORS IN ZURICH”
Our-Sci soil moisture sensor (@dusjagr, @test , Manuel Di Cerbo, @kaspar and the HUMUS.Sapiens project)
Some reflections… me and Budi have participated during the first GOSH, and anyway, have been collaborating before for many years, especially within the Center for Alternative Coconut Research, 8Bit Mixtapes and all the Hackteria / Lifepatch collaborations.
Enter @kaspar: GOSH 2017 Chile, discussions on creative PCB design, hand-drawn circuits, how to develope a learning on re-design of open hardware, children friendly electronincs drawing and especially Kitspace.org as an online tool to share full production files and BOM.
SGMK has a long tradition of creative hand-drawn PCBs for joyous soldering “maker” workshhops. With the DIY-CAD, I tried to implement some of the creative potential into a fun short workshop that introduces the concept of open hardware, re-design of existing projects to fullfil personal interest (in this case mostly aesthetic). The workshop / project was introduced and developed during GOSH 2017. Earlier experience by @gaudi to prepare such creative hand-drawn designs for manufacturing under the term “Shenzhen Ready” then lead to an event held in Zurich to share and learn, go deeper and bring some people from the local network together with GOSH people.
Enter @badgeek: Somewhere else in the world, our friend @badgeek, watches our activitiy and develops a new extension for inkscape to simplify the generation of .gerber files for creative and hand-drawn paintings.
Continued developement of the svg2shenzhen extension by @kaspar and @badgeek via github
Further development of the “Mole Soil Sensor” and implementation with the Our-Sci Platform… HUMUS.Sapiens RandeLab Soil Retreat. Many other collaborations within the hackteria network, locally and globally, Mikrobiomik.org and investigations into CO2 respiration of soils (see dedicated post below).