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Open Know-How


Open Know-How is an open data model for sharing hardware designs and documentation online, to know how something can be made. With more know-how, more people will make more things.

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


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


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


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

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Open Know-How Specification on PubPub

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Open Know-How covers everything you need to know to manufacture things.