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Before contacting us, please read this page to learn more about the community contribution areas. After that, you can send us an email at to ask anything.


It is extremely important for this community to grow by having people collaborate with each other. This is the true soul and drive of the community. So we invite you to be part of this community and start help us in exciting projects or create brand new ones. Our mission: make robots smarter everyday.

Where can you contribute?

There are several things you can do to contribute to the OpenQbo Community:

  • Ask/answer questions in our forum.
  • Document this Wiki, by correcting existing pages, or creating new ones.
  • Create Qbo Apps or participate in the development of ones that already exist.
  • Reporting bugs in our bug tracker.
  • Resolving bugs in our bug tracker.
  • Translating pages in the OpenQbo Wiki.

See below to learn how you can contribute to the OpenQbo community.

What do I need to know to start contributing?

There are several projects associated with Qbo and developers from a wide range of fields, each with their own knowledge, can contribute to this community. These fields cover Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, Electronics and Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science, Open-source systems, and a lot more.

You could be a valuable contribution to our Software and Hardware projects if you know about:

  • Linux distributions
  • Linux configuration
  • Dokuwiki
  • Robotics
  • ROS (robotic operating system)
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Vision and OpenCV
  • Text-to-speech software
  • Speech recognition
  • Arduino programming
  • Electronic boards

How to contribute

There are several ways to contribute to this community. Next you'll find a list of them.

Create a Wiki account

By creating a Wiki account, you can edit its pages and create new ones, just as a regular Wiki. It is a necessary step if you want to share your Qbo apps with the community, add or edit documentation or translate pages.

To create a Wiki account, click on the Register button below this page. Once you successfully register, you'll have a Wiki profile page, accessible after you log in, via the Update Profile button, that you can fill with whatever info you want. We suggest you leave your e-mail, so you can be available for contact by other community members.

Click here for support on how to use this Wiki.

Join our forum

Visit our forum.

Subscribe to the developers mailing list

Join the collaborators list in Github

We use Git Version Control System and Github (Online project hosting using Git) for the development of Qbo Apps and other software projects. If you want to collaborate with us in OpenQbo's software projects and have never heard of these terms - Git and Github - we suggest you spend a few moments getting an idea of what they consist of.

You can create a free Github account by clicking here. It will remain free as long as you create open-source projects, such as the ones of OpenQbo.

You can click on the OpenQbo Git Repositories to check the available GIT repositories in which you can collaborate via Github. If you want to participate in the development of these repositories, send an e-mail to telling us your Github account name and the repositories in which you want to collaborate, and we will add you to the list of the repositories' collaborators as soon as possible.

Participate in the Bug Tracker

Actually we are using github tracking system. So you can directly open an issue to the repository.

Create and share your Qbo Apps

All of OpenQbo's applications must be associated with the OpenQbo Git repositories. Click here to access OpenQbo's Github account and check its current public Git repositores.

You must use the Git Control Version system to manage the developments of your application via Github. It's quite easy and you only have to know the basics of how Git and Github works. Here you can find information about Git and Github.

If you want to collaborate on an already existing OpenQbo repository, click here to learn how (FIXME - insert link).

If you wish to develop a ROS application (ROS Package or ROS Stack) and have never used ROS before, we suggest you visit the ROS Wiki Page and follow it's tutorials.

Next we present a step-by-step guide on how to create and share your Qbo App.

How to create and develop your Qbo App

  1. Create a Github account
  2. Create a repository. The name of the repository will be the name of your app.
  3. Send an e-mail to or with your account name and the repository you wish to add to OpenQbo
  4. Wait for the OpenQbo account to fork your repository.
  5. Develop your application.

Note: remember that any software collaborators of the OpenQbo Community can help you out with your application.

How to share your app with the OpenQbo community

  1. Click here to create a Wiki Page for your Qbo App.
  2. Insert all the info you can give to your Qbo App Wiki page, using the appropriated Wiki Template.

After you have successfully shared your Qbo App, by creating its Qbo Wiki page, it will be automatically available in the Qbo Apps section.

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