Matt Howard did a fantastic job explaining and demo-ing the concept of "open source hardware" and showing live projects at work, to the group of 20 or so attendees. The DorbotColumbus resource page contains links to Matt's notes and project info, and a wide variety of other projects, platforms, resources and suppliers.
The plan is to add a number of additional presentations this year at a number of site around the area. We are still in the planning stages of a presentation to be held in the timeframe of Earthweek - late April, 2008. If you have any suggestions, ideas - or wish to volunteer to offer a presentation about a subject in which you have some expertise and interest - please comment on this blog or write to dorkbotcolumbus @ gmail.com.
Thanks to Matt for his efforts - There may be a repeat or an updated presentation in the not-too-distant future!