Open science hardware assembly at 35C3

I registered an open science hardware assembly for the upcoming Chaos Communication Congress. This should mean we will have a table to meet and discuss and hopefully show off some hardware (if you are coming, please bring some!)


If anyone wants to send me something to showcase at the assembly. Let me know. There will be over 15,000 geeks at the congress so it’s a good opportunity to advertise. :grin:

Hi kaspar, this is Erik from the FSFE and I kind of organise the cluster about:freedom at 35C3, see here:

We are a big fan of open science and so I think the open science hardware assembly might make a good fit for our cluster. Especially if you also do some advocacy towards open science / hardware?

If you feel we have things in common, I wanted to invite you to be part of our cluster. That would mean, however, you would be the only hardware-related assembly in it. Not sure if this in your interest. In any case, please let me know by writing me an email:

I only registered here to leave this message and will most probably not recognise any answer in here.

Picked up Open Flexure Microscope demos from @rbowman and printed some signs in the Bristol Hackspace.



This looks great @kaspar! I hope you have a great response from the 35C3 attendees and thanks for representing the GOSH Community :slightly_smiling_face: :raised_hands:

@kaspar see you at 35c3 I’ll be hanging out with the Chaos West / GiG LabMobile. Come by the big blue truck or png me if I can help in any way?


who else is coming? Too many GOSHers told me they’d go this year so I had to signup and make use of my CCC membership :slight_smile:
with @kaspar @bengtsjolen @moritz_lablab nd a few others we have a Signal group chat going to synchronise for the congress

Hi, FOSSASIA as well a number of Open Hardware projects are part of the Critical Decentralisation Cluster. We would love to connect with you and join up. We will be holding a number of workshops about Pocket Science Lab as well.

Since the CCCamp is coming up (Call for participation/sunbathing: CCCamp 2019 - August 21-25 (north of Berlin)) I remembered that we wanted to share pictures and a short summary on our open science hardware assembly at 35C3:
The assembly was run by @kaspar, Mishkat, @moritz_lablab and myself. @saadcaffeine and @sam were also at the congress with their own groups.
@kaspar had printed large posters and banners which made our desk quite attractive. Most of the neighbouring desks didn’t have much to share so ours turned into a little hot spot. A lot of people which randomly passed by actually stayed and wanted to know more about the OpenFlexure and FlyPi microscopes, the neuron simulator, my radioactivity detectors (we had all 4 projects on display and in use) and why the hell we are doing this and care about open science hardware.
Personally, I remember a stimulating discussion with a scientist heading a research group on quantum dots (his PhD student told him to go to the CCC congress :-). Another visitor had the necessary medical tools in his pocket to draw a little blood sample which allowed us to watch blood cells via our microscopes.
All in all it was a pretty successful way to do outreach, have fun & catch up with GOSHers and learn a lot of unexpected new stuff (I bought my first FPGA board at the openFPGA assembly despite being a die-hard embedded multi-core advocate for years ;).

(translation: Knowledge is power, open knowledge is empowerment)
People which are recognisable in the pictures have been ask for permission.