To celebrate the 10 year anniversary which will happen in December 2022, I would like to propose creating a special RIOT board for that occasion.
It would be interesting to see what happens when board design is shared amongst a large community like with RIOT. Also, it will be a great way to share expertise and learn useful aspects of the full lifecycle of a product.
Other open-source OSes have done this before but more as a partnership than coming from the community.
We can collect a list of people interested in contributing to this project, along with some information about what they can provide (expertise, time, money). Once we have enough people we can start with sorting out tooling, admin details, and specifications (what do we want to provide and how will we accomplish that).
We can use the board for promotional purposes (giveaways) but maybe also we can distribute it on tindie or from our website?
I would like to avoid any politics and bureaucracy on this, keeping it completely community-driven and fun (ie, no looking for sponsors or dealing with creating companies).
Please write down if you are interested and what things you can contribute, such as:
- PCB design expertise
- Adding board/cpu/radio support
- Manufacturability experience
- Enclosure design
- Access to EMC test equipment
- Distribution and logistics
Things of that nature. Once we have a list of people we can sort out the next steps.
EDIT: It seems already there is quite some interest so I will add some useful links
We are still looking for people with enclosure design experience, maybe comfortable with a 3D printer and basic molding concepts?
It would also be good to have someone familiar with logistics and distribution though we may not need to take it that far.