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  • The Ups and Downs of Open Source Hardware

    Posted on July 31st, 2015 Pastor Kevin Draper No comments

    Open Source Hardware

    Did I mention that this particular 3d printer design is “open source”. That means the design is freely available to anyone. Not only can anyone get the plans and use them, but anyone can make their own changes . . . and many people do. So you have people all over the world improving the design. It’s nice to have those improvements, but sometimes they aren’t documented very well and it can get confusing.
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  • 3D Printing is coming to the Draper house

    Posted on July 27th, 2015 Pastor Kevin Draper No comments

    Yes, we have been talking about 3D printing for a long time and now we are starting to make progress toward our very own 3D printer. Today we started building a Mini-Mendel (aka Huxley). This is one of the RepRap 3D printers. If you are not familiar with RepRap, it is a collection of 3D printer designs that use 3D printed parts (Yes, you have to print parts on a 3D printer in order to build the 3D printer). They are open source – that means the designs are available for free.

    I plan to post details and pictures here as the build progresses.
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