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About OHO Open Hardware Observatory

From OHO - search engine for sustainable open hardware projects

Sustainable Open Hardware (OH), Do it Yourself (DIY) and Appropiate Technology Projects

OHO strategy 1.png In difference to other OH websites OHO is specialized in areas which are relevant for socially, ecologically and economically sustainable development.

The OHO community is a network of individuals, companies and organizations who contribute with projects, technical documentations, new ideas, man power
OHO strategy 2.png You can find informations about Sustainable Open Hardware and Do It Yourself projects in different types of websites. More than 80% of the best projects are hosted on Youtube.
OHO strategy 3.png OHO Search Engine is a specialized search engine developped to find Sustainable Open Hardware and Do it Yourself Projects. OHO Search Engine is a multilingual (actually: english, german, spanish) and category based search engine.
OHO strategy 4.png The OHO Directory contains selected projects from the Search Engine o directly uploaded projects.

The community selects projects to be reviewed. The technical documentation of these projects like drawings, CAD files, parts lists etc. becomes completed and actualized.

If necesary reverse engineering projects are carried out, i.e. complete drawings, parts lists and parts lists are created based on videos or photos.
OHO strategy 5.png Projects of the directory can be reviewed through a Peer Review Process following DIN Spec 3105

  • two or more reviewer with specific experience examine all parts and assemblies of the project
  • technical clarification is made online together with the project developers and the OHO-Team
  • a certificate is granted by OHO
OHO strategy 6.png In order to achieve the widest possible publicity for the certified projects, OHO cooperates with various organizations, such as Wikipedia and a number of other organizations. All these organizations can freely use the projects and their documentation because they are usually published under a free license.
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  • want to reproduce projects for their own needs
  • want to start a new business

  • Startups
  • Small or Medium-Sized Enterprises (SME)

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