created_at2021-11-01 02:27:48.120778
updated_at2023-06-17 17:26:02.225508
descriptionshare your hardware through the rerobots infrastructure
Scott C. Livingston (slivingston)





hardshare is a system for sharing your hardware through the rerobots infrastructure.

If you are a new or potential user, then begin reading at https://docs.hardshare.dev/ where you will find instructions about installation and sharing your robots!

If you want to contribute to development, then read more below, and clone the repository at https://github.com/rerobots/hardshare Until version 1.0.0, the API between hardshare clients and rerobots servers should be considered "strictly internal" and can change without warning.

Navigating the Sourcetree

The main repository is https://github.com/rerobots/hardshare.git and cloning requires Git LFS. Note that git clone will succeed without git lfs available, but some large files will not be fetched.

Besides the root README (you are reading it), the sourcetree contains more README files in subdirectories that describe contents therein.


  • doc - source of the user guide.

  • devices - code and configuration data for target hardware.

  • src - main source code.

Building Documentation

Go to doc/

Building and Testing

This tool is implemented in Rust, and releases are posted to the crate registry at https://crates.io/crates/hardshare. To build,

cargo build

To perform tests,

cargo test

To check code style,

cargo +nightly fmt -- --check
cargo clippy --tests -- -D clippy::all

To build for release on x86-64 Linux,

cargo build --target x86_64-unknown-linux-musl --release --locked


All participation must follow our code of conduct, elaborated in the file CODE_OF_CONDUCT.md in the same directory as this README.

Reporting errors, requesting features

Please first check for prior reports that are similar or related in the issue tracker at https://github.com/rerobots/hardshare/issues If your observations are indeed new, please open a new issue

Reports of security flaws are given the highest priority and should be sent to security@rerobots.net, optionally encrypted with the public key available at https://rerobots.net/contact Please do so before opening a public issue to allow us an opportunity to find a fix.

Contributing changes or new code

Contributions are welcome! There is no formal declaration of code style. Just try to follow the style and structure currently in the repository.

Contributors, who are not rerobots employees, must agree to the Developer Certificate of Origin. Your agreement is indicated explicitly in commits by adding a Signed-off-by line with your real name. (This can be done automatically using git commit --signoff.)


This is free software, released under the Apache License, Version 2.0. You may obtain a copy of the License at https://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0

Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing, software distributed under the License is distributed on an "AS IS" BASIS, WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, either express or implied. See the License for the specific language governing permissions and limitations under the License.

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