Hardware Freedom Day 2013

buildscc | 20 Apr 2013 | | events

Saturday, April 20, 2013 - Sunday April 21, 2013 in BUILDS

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When is Hardware Freedom Day?

April 20, 2013, exact times to be announced.

What is Hardware Freedom Day?

Hardware Freedom Day is a worldwide celebration of Open Hardware. Initiated in 2012 by the same organization behind Software Freedom Day it aims at educating the worldwide public about the benefits of using and promoting Open Hardware. It also provides an international day to serve as a platform to raise awareness to existing projects and communities around the world as well as encourage participation in local Open Hardware initiatives. The non-profit organization Digital Freedom Foundation coordinates HFD at a global level, providing support, giveaways and a point of collaboration, but volunteer teams around the world organize the local HFD events to impact their own communities. (from HFDay website).

How Will We Contribute?

We will hold a hackathon in the traditional BUILDS style, except with a focus on a topic related to hardware in some way.


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Who We Are

We are a inclusive group of students, artists, hackers, and organizers that believe strongly in experimental learning and the Do-It-Yourself ethic. We facilitate student-led technology initiatives and encourage hands-on learning by maintaining an open workshop and creative space that is freely available to all students. We maintain an inclusive membership policy, and strive to apply the principles of the open-software and open-hardware movements within our design policies. In short, we are an immersive experiment into the hacker ethic.

Location & Hours

We are located in the basement of the Math and Computer Science building at Boston University, room B26. We are accessible 24/7 to cardholding members, and are available by appointment to non-members. Please e-mail acm@bu.edu to schedule a meeting with us.

Want to be a Member?

You can join us by e-mailing acm@bu.edu and expressing your interest. Please include your name, university affiliation (if any), and an e-mail address where we can reach you.

BUILDS Current Officers

  • President – Kyle Brogle
  • Vice President – John-Nicholas Furst
  • Treasurer – Valerie Young
  • Secretary – Brian Hepler
  • Lead Artist – Keisuke Nakayama

BUILDS Founders

  • Founding President: David House
  • Founding VP: Kyle Brogle
  • Founding Treasurer: Maggie Clemens
  • Founding Secretary: Robert Fera
  • Founding Artist: Elina Starobinets
  • Founding Support: John-Nicholas Furst
  • Founding Support: Valerie Young
  • Almighty Keeper of Time: Andy Kalenderian

about BUILDS

BUILDS is a student-run research lab and workshop that provides BU students with tools and resources for conducting collaborative student-led tech projects. Access is open to members 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Contact us to set up a visit or swing by MCS B26 to check out this unique student-supported hackerspace.

Contact us

  • E-mail: acm@bu.edu
  • Address: 111 Cummington St Rm. B26, Boston MA 02215