Who are we?
We are a group of university students concerned with the current anti-consumer and anti-freedom nature of current embedded systems companies. These companies do not:
- produce products with freedom (including repairability) in mind
- make replacement parts for their products freely available
This is an issue of ownership, you do not own what you buy, nor can you service it.
What do we do differently?
We will produce open-source hardware embedded systems, meaning we will make schematics and detailed diagrams of the designs freely available for access from our git repository. This allows users to easily modify our embedded systems if they so wish, or manufacture their own. We will also design these embedded systems with users’ freedoms, including right to repair, in mind. This is through making repair easier, especially at the board level, since we make our schematics freely available to all.
We will also produce stylish shirts and other merchandise highlighting issues we perceive within the technology field, which will not only serve as fashionable clothing, but will also help stimulate conversation about these topics.
What are embedded systems?
Chances are, you’re using an embedded system right now without realising it. Embedded systems are a type of computer system designed to perform a particular function. These include:
- USB devices
- MP3 players
And many more.
What do we offer?
Currently, we have produced an LTE expansion card as an accessory for the Framework Laptop, however this device can also be used on any device with a USB-C port. We are also currently selling stylish shirts on our store promoting right to repair and other issues in technology.
Liberated Embedded Systems Ltd. is registered in England and Wales (company no. 14722578). Our registered business address is Portland House, Bute Street, Cardiff, CF10 5EQ. You may contact us via post, email (feel free to use our PGP key), or XMPP.