Open Make. Towards open and FAIR hardware
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Roland Jochem, Technical University of Berlin, Prof. Matthew Larkum, Humboldt-University of Berlin, Prof. Dr. Tim Landgraf, Free University of Berlin
During the COVID-19 pandemic, the significance of open hardware became evident as 3D-printed face shields for medical professionals could fill a crucial production gap. The concept of open hardware applies the principles of freely usable, open-source software to products, allowing for their replication and quality control. With an interdisciplinary approach, the project is developing new methods, guidelines, and standards to examine and publish open hardware in an academic context.