Published May 11, 2023 | Version v1
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Critical Making Open Hardware Programme

  • 1. Global Innovation Gathering


The Critical Making Open Hardware Mentorship Program aimed to support global makers and innovators in shaping a sustainable future of making. Over the span of nine months, 18 mentees received guidance and input from our esteemed teachers on key principles of the sustainable making framework for their projects: Make Things That Make Sense, Share How You Make, Include Ecosystem Services, Integrate Local Knowledge, Build for Continuity. This report is two fold:

1) it documents the process on how to design and run the open hardware programme, which is open and free to be adopted by other organizations worldwide. 

2) It includes an Open Hardware projects catalogue featuring the project documentations resulting from the mentoring programme. The catalogue features an inspiring range of open source hardware projects in the context of open science hardware, social innovation, and environmental sustainability. The twelve projects show a diversity of used materials, needs that inspire the solution, complexity and production-readiness. All projects show a short description, pictures, relevant RRI dimensions, the lead maker, the materials and the tools needed.


CriticalMaking_D5-2_Open Hardware Programme_v5_final.pdf

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Critical Making – Critical Making: Studying RRI Principles in the Maker Community 101006285
European Commission