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Open Hardware Observatory

From OHO - search engine for sustainable open hardware projects

About OHO

The Open Hardware Observatory OHO was created by the non-profit association Open Source Ecology Germany e.V. (OSEG) and the Technical University of Berlin (TU Berlin). OHO consists of a search engine and of an assessment platform.

The search engine crawls Open Hardware and Do It Yourself projects in the whole WEB. It offers full text search, category search and professional search. Every user can upload his proyects on OHO.

The assessment platform is based on the DIN Spec 3501, which was created by OSEG, TU Berlin and other institutions in cooperation with the German Institute for Standardization DIN e.V. Here we offer all individuals and organizations to assess their projects.

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Founding Partners

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Open Source Ecology Germany e.V.

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Technical University Berlin TU Berlin

Cooperation Partners

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Hans Sauer Stiftung

The Hans Sauer Foundation is a charitable foundation which is both supportive and foundation operationally active.
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Deutsches Institut für Normung DIN

The German Institute for Standardization (DIN) is the independent platform for standardisation worldwide.
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The Free Encyclopedia
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OPENNEXT seeks to empower companies and consumers to co-design and co-manufacture products
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Practical Action (previously ITDG)

Practical Action is an innovative international development organisation
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The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft is the largest organisation for application-oriented research in Europe.
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Precious Plastic

We design and develop machines to recycle plastic and we tell the world how to replicate them
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Innovative open source tools and machines and free learning ressources.
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Werkstatt Lastenrad

Ist ein Projekt von anstiftung gemeinnützige Stiftung bürgerlichen Rechts
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Is the site for collaborative solutions in sustainability, poverty reduction and international development
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Working Group on Development Techniques

A student association at the University of Twente, which is engaged in developing technical applications for developing countries
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Wikifactory is the fastest place on the web to get a physical product made with just a laptop and an internet connection
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Open Source Hardware Association

A non-profit organization that advocates for open-source hardware.
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