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Building Open Source Hardware: DIY Manufacturing for Hackers and Makers by Alicia Gibb

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8. Remix a 3D Print(er)

Steven Abadie

“If I can’t dance, it’s not my revolution!”

—Emma Goldman

In the last three years, 3D printing has exploded into the mainstream. You’ve likely seen it covered on national and local television or in print media, discussed on radio, and plastered all over the Internet. 3D printing is transforming the way we design, manufacture, and repair objects. You can see 3D printers currently in use in scientific research labs, manufacturing facilities, classrooms from K–12 to colleges and universities, and your local community hackerspace. What you may not have seen in the 3D printer media rush is how 3D printing is spreading the use and creation of open source hardware. Not only are many of the desktop 3D printers in ...

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