Open Source Hardware Certifications For November 2023

Maker News Technology
Open Source Hardware Certifications For November 2023

The Open Source Hardware Association (OSHWA) runs a free program that allows creators to certify that their hardware complies with the community definition of open source hardware.  Whenever you see the certification logo, you know that the certified hardware meets this standard.

Currently the Certification database lists over 2600 individual certifications! In November we added 25 new certifications, from debug probes to joystick adapters to smart city sensor devices, and everything in between! Here are three new certifications from around the world that we think you should check out today. 

Bajo Board UID ID000011

Photo via Muhammad Ihsan Al Hafiz

The Bajo Board is a low-cost multi-sensor seismic imaging system that combines accelerometers, inclinometers and seismometer sensors. This project includes open source hardware and software, and is designed to fit into a standard commercially-available enclosure. Developed by the National Research and Innovation Agency of Indonesia, it is part of a project to create early warning systems for earthquakes and tsunamis. Reducing the cost of sensor units allows for the deployment of more sensors, which increases the system resolution, accuracy, detectability of events and resiliency.

BeagleV®-Fire UID US002572

Photo via Deepak Khatri

The BeagleV Fire is an open-source hardware single-board computer (SBC) based around a quad-core 64-bit RSIC-V processor. Multiple high-performance I/O interfaces are provided, including Gigabit Ethernet, on-board ADC, USB, and two PCIe Gen2 ports. The project includes open source hardware and software, but unfortunately the additional FPGA functionality still requires a closed-source toolchain. This SBC allows the open source community to quickly and easily start to work with a high-performance RISC-V platform.

Synthwave UID US002582

Photo via Alexander Ose

The severity of the CO2 pollution crisis demands that we explore all available options to draw down CO2 levels in the atmosphere, and CO2 extraction from water is one such promising approach. The Synthwave is for an experimentation platform for electrochemical CO2 capture from seawater, based on a technique developed by MIT. It provides all of the infrastructure required to experiment with different types of electrodes. The project includes open source hardware, open source software, and 3D printable models for holding all the components together, and is a good example of how open source hardware can make cutting-edge science and technology more accessible. 

You can keep up with updates on all the latest certifications by following our certification bot on mastodon or submit your project to be certified today at 

Discuss this article with the rest of the community on our Discord server!
David Slik

OSHWA board member and technology professional who is taking a sabbatical between industry-leading contributions in the field of data storage. When not wrangling wayward bits, they prefer to relax by chasing wayward 0603 parts with tweezers while working on multiple open-source hardware projects, including a low-cost electronics learning system and various Eurorack modules. Their background ranges from embedded systems to large-scale distributed storage, with a focus on modular and reusable components, both in hardware and in software.

View more articles by David Slik


Maker Faire Bay Area 2023 - Mare Island, CA

Escape to an island of imagination + innovation as Maker Faire Bay Area returns for its 15th iteration!

Buy Tickets today! SAVE 15% and lock-in your preferred date(s).