2nd Convention on Open Source Hardware, Electronics and Robotics, organized by Synusia.



-= Open Source Hardware Convention 2012 =-


21 to 23 September, at C.F. Padre Piquer, Madrid, Spain


1.- Presentation and Objectives


2.- Topics of interest

Any topic related to Open Source Hardware,Electronics in general or Robotics is admissible at  this Convention. Nevertheless, papers on propietary technology will  not be accepted unless there is provable evidence of interaction with open or similar technologies.
This is a list of Topics of Interest to be discussed at the Convention, but you may always suggest a subject for debate or an activity not included on this list.:
  • Wired/Wireless Communication Systems and modules
  • Microcontrollers
  • Real Time Operating Systems
  • 3D printers
  • Laser cutters and other CNC machinery
  • Low power devices and technics
  • Programming
  • Arduino
  • Electronics History
  • Open Source Hardware Philosophy
  • GSM
  • GPS
  • USB
  • Reverse engineering
  • Robotics
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Vision
  • Biometrics
  • Retro electronics
  • Sound
  • Automatisms
  • FPGA
  • Sensor technology
  • Engines
  • Electronic simulation
  • Personal projects presentation
  • Openmoko
  • RepRap
  • OpenSCAD, FreeCAD
  • gEDA
  • KiCAD

3.- Kinds of Conference

Speakers can choose from any of the following:
  • Lecture
  • Workshop
  • Round table
  • Personal Project presentation

4.- Terms and Conditions of Participation

Speakers and organizers of activities taking place at this Convention must register at, filling in all the sections of  the form.The speaker likewise accepts the audio and video recording of the activity for its subsequent broadcasting  by means of appropriate telematic procedures, thus guaranteeing the free and unrestricted broadcasting of the same.
Registration must take place within the stipulated dates.See  section 7.
All the documents relevant to the activity to be pursued (detailed data, documentation of activity,etc.) must be sent within a month of its having been presented. In the event of our not receiving the said documents, the activity will be rejected.
Except for the name or alias,no information presented for  inscription will be made public,unless otherwise specified by the speaker.
Please, bear in mind that if your talk is in English, an interpreter will be translating it consecutively.
To guarantee the success of your talk, try to speak in shot thought groups, and pause for your interpreter to catch up. If you do not, you may force the interpreter to omit some of your words. Be concise and deliberate in you speech pattern, enunciate clearly, and agree in advance with the interpreter on the pace and pause intervals you will use --we sugest you to plan stops every 2 to 4 minutes (or after every change of slide of the PowerPoint presentation, for example) to allow the interpreter reproduce your speach in Spanish. Please, refrain from using pedantic vocabulary, acronyms, idioms, slang and jargon.
We also ask you to provide written text and/or supporting documents in advance of the interpreting session (this will futher allow the interpreter to become familiar with your manner of speech): If you have an outline of you speech or even the transcription of it, it will be very useful for the intepreter. Also, if you’re going to have a PowerPoint presentation, please, send it to the translator/interpreter as soon as possible to translate it.
Remember that getting in touch with the translator/interpreter before your talk is advisable. Please, send anything you might consider useful for the interpreter/translator at

5.- Venue

Centro de Formación Padre Piquer. C/ Mártires de la Ventilla 34, Madrid, Spain.

6.- Important dates

  • Submission of paper proposals opens: 14 May
  • Open registration for attendees: 1 June
  • Deadline for submission of paper proposals: 23 July
  • Notification on acceptance of proposals: 1 August
  • Deadline for submission of documents of activities: 31 August
  • Presentation of activities: 7 September
  • Presentation of the official timetable: 15 September
  • Presentation of feedback for speakers: 28 September
  • Deadline for spreading the material of the Conference: 5 November

7.- More information