The ANAVI Gardening uHAT is open source hardware designed with free and open source tools only. For example, the printed circuit board was created using KiCad. All schematics and resources for the hardware are available at GitHub under Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-SA 4.0). ANAVI Gardening uHAT is certified by Open Source Hardware Association with UID BG000079.
KiCad is a free, open source software suite for electronic design automation (EDA) written in C++. It works on MS Windows, Mac OS X and GNU/Linux distributions. The majority of KiCad’s source code is available under GNU GPLv3 (or later) and third-party code included in KiCad is under GNU AGPLv3 (or later).
KiCad was started decades ago! The initial release dates back to 1992. However, its popularity rapidly increased in 2013 because The European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) started using and contributing to it. After that, numerous individuals and companies switched to KiCad. To celebrate our successful crowdfunding campaign and to spread the word about this amazing open source software, we’re including a couple of KiCad stickers with each ANAVI Gardening uHAT kit.
To learn more about open hardware best practices and open science, visit Crowd Supply’s YouTube channel and have a look at Teardown Session 8. During this livestream, which was aired on Friday, October 15th, Helen Leigh talked with Alicia Gibb from the Open Source Hardware Association and Javier Serrano from CERN.
The crowdfunding campaign for ANAVI Gardegning uHAT ends in a few days. We have already started manufacturing, so please order now to be sure you will be among the very first owners!