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In Michigan Tech's open source 3D printing course, students build their own 3D printers and use them to complete various class projects. The entire course—from hardware, software, firmware, and course materials—is free and open source.
3 comments Posted 31 Mar 2015 by Joshua Pearce Feed
Robots for Good is a project with roots in 3D printing, open source, and education. In this interview with Richard Hulskes, co-­founder of Wevolver, he tells me what Wevolver is up to at the moment, which includes collaborating with the e-NABLE project, a group of makers creating open design files... Read more
0 comments Posted 19 Mar 2015 by Don Watkins Feed
Over the past few years we’ve seen an explosion of “open” models, which emerged as a result of several different factors. The general motivation behind this movement includes the ability for the free sharing of resources and tools in an effort to promote economic efficiency by improving access to a... Read more
2 comments Posted 12 Mar 2015 by Hal Gottfried Feed
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Last year Pamela Fox, Computing Curriculum Engineer at Khan Academy, was part of a panel on called "Disruptive Innovation in CS Education." I spoke with her afterwards to get her thoughts on how open source fits into education and the future of computer education.
1 comment Posted 6 Mar 2015 by Remy DeCausemaker (Red Hat) Feed
In this week's edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look at OnePlus adopting a new mobile OS, robots powered by the Raspberry Pi 2, a big data vendor going open source, and more!
1 comment Posted 20 Feb 2015 by Scott Nesbitt Feed
Imagine a world where scientists and inventors had no access to the accomplishments of the generations which came before us. The wheel would, quite literally, need to be reinvented by everyone who came along and wanted to move forward.
0 comments Posted 20 Feb 2015 by Opensource.com (Red Hat) Feed
In this week's edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look at Microsoft's investment in Cyanogen, U.S. government budget data on GitHub, the debut of the Raspberry Pi 2, and more! Open source news roundup: January 31 - February 6, 2015
1 comment Posted 6 Feb 2015 by Scott Nesbitt Feed
Open source and Creative Commons licensing has opened the door for everyone to inexpensively and easily find a new and authentic audience for their work.
2 comments Posted 23 Jan 2015 by Don Watkins Feed
Stephen O’Connor is a fifth grade public school teacher at Wells Central School. He contracts with the New York State Education Department to create and maintain openly licensed curriculum for the EngageNY mathematics and English language arts modules.
2 comments Posted 20 Jan 2015 by Don Watkins Feed
In this lightning talk presentation, Remy tells us about the first academic minor in open source software at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) that has both a technical and non-technical track. The courses in this minor all use open source software in some way, shape, or form. Additionally,... Read more
3 comments Posted 30 Dec 2014 by Opensource.com (Red Hat) Feed

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