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Open Make. Towards open and FAIR hardware

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Roland Jochem, Technische Universität Berlin, Prof. Matthew Larkum, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Prof. Dr. Tim Landgraf, Freie Universität Berlin

The importance of open hardware became obvious during the Covid-19 pandemic when 3D printed face shields for healthcare professionals were able to fill a key manufacturing gap. The concept of open hardware applies the principles of freely usable, open-source software to products and thus enables their replication and quality control. With an interdisciplinary approach, the project develops new methods, guidelines, and standards to investigate and publish open hardware in an academic environment.