Dear GOSH people,
You are an open hardware enthusiast and want to contribute? – Awesome!
DIN SPEC 3105-2 is going into application!
Open Source Ecology Germany e.V. (https://opensourceecology.de) is looking for great people, willing to support the idea of open source hardware right now (Oct. 2020). How? – By becoming a volunteer reviewer of an open source project. This means the project was originally created by another person/ team. Now you are checking/reviewing it.
Scope of review: Review is according to DIN SPEC 3105-2. So the reviewer double-checks the completeness of technical documentation (=are you as a reviewer enabled, by the given documentation, to explain how this hardware works and actually build it?). Reviewing technical aspects is out of scope for now. – If you want to comment that: file upstream.
The platform for reviewing open source projects is Open Hardware Observatory (OHO; https://en.oho.wiki/. Never heard of OHO? - OHO in a nutshell: OHO is both 1.) a crawler based search engine for open source hardware (OSH) and do it yourself (DIY). 2.) a “conformity assessment body according to DIN SPEC 3105-2”, which is basically a (fully forkable) platform to review the technical documentation of OSH designs.
Curious, what kind of projects we have? Go to OHO WIKI (https://oho.wiki/). Have a look at the list of projects waiting for review. Want to see an example? These are 3 projects:
1.) Open Hardware Loom: https://en.oho.wiki/wiki/Open_Hardware_Loom,_Open_Source_Ecology_Germany
2.) Cosi Measure: https://en.oho.wiki/wiki/Cosi_measure_new
3.) Precious Plastic – Extrusion machine: https://en.oho.wiki/wiki/Plastic_extrusion_machine,_Precious_Plastic
If you are interested in reviewing a project, you are welcome! Further questions? Get in touch with us (firstname.lastname@example.org)!