Open Know-How

What you need to know how to make things.

Open Know-How is an open data model for sharing hardware designs and documentation online, to know how something can be made. The discoverability standard is in use, and the next phases of its development are portability and interactivity.

With more know-how, more people will make more things. This is how we make it happen…

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Promote
knowledge sharing

Distribute open, shareable, low-cost designs to advance science, inspire innovation and save lives.

Develop
open standards

Define open standards and specifications to make knowledge sharing fast, easy and accessible to all.

Increase
adoption

Inspire individuals to become real-world makers, and enable a thriving environment of innovation.

Documentation

Better designs created by all, shared with all. Step-by-step, industry-standard open hardware recipes to recreate, build on, or adapt as required.

Discoverable

Live

Instant instructions to make anything as, when and where needed. Search for open hardware, regardless of where it resides.

Portable

Due 2021

Documents publishable in multiple formats. Cohesive data standards that are easy to use, freeing up time to make more things and help more people.

Interactive

Due 2021

Write once, circulate everywhere. Faster publishing with maximum reach, speeding up research and reproduction.

Channels and resources

Open Know-How is supported by

Open Know-How members