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The $250 3D Printer & Custom Cookie Cutter
6/27/2014

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Ann R. Thryft
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Re: open source
Ann R. Thryft   6/30/2014 7:10:15 PM
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Unfortunately for everyone involved (except those commercial companies), Nancy, you are not alone there!

Nancy Golden
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Nancy Golden   6/30/2014 7:04:15 PM
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In my world anyway, Ann :)

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Ann R. Thryft   6/30/2014 6:59:49 PM
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I tend to think more in terms of hardware, too, Nancy, although open source really does mean source code. Controller cards--and for that matter commercial execution of IEEE standards--do seem to live in their own world, though, don't they?

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Cabe Atwell   6/30/2014 6:57:47 PM
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The Open Source Hardware Association. http://www.oshwa.org/

 

After reading a bit about their efforts to standardize the open hardware license, it seems like it will not foster the same level of sharing and innovation. It seems like a copy and sell situation. As in the makerbot case.  

Saying open-anything is a great way to promote your product to a certain crowd. Thinking, most will not copy their designs due to the lack of ability. Or so one major company I interviewed said.

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Nancy Golden   6/30/2014 6:52:25 PM
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Thanks for elaborating, Ann - that was pretty much what I was trying to communicate. I was approaching it more from a hardware view. For example: the IEEE-488/GPIB standard. With that you should be able to get any IEEE compatible instrumernt to talk with an IEEE controller card because of the standard. However, some megacompanies who shall remain nameless (Grrrrrr) have advocated a proprietary approach to their controller cards and software so that makes everything not quite standard and necessitates either extra drivers (for purchase of course) or using only their stuff. You could use different products but sometimes the customer insists on a particular company which makes the test engineer's task much more difficult.

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Ann R. Thryft   6/30/2014 6:44:00 PM
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Cabe, the technologies that are usually called "3D printing"--SLS, SLA and FDM--actually are patented. But the patents have been expiring over the last couple of years (SLA, FDM), and are continuing to expire this year (SLS), which is why there's been an explosion in low-cost SLA and filament fusion printers over the last 12-18 months or so.

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Ann R. Thryft   6/30/2014 6:34:35 PM
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Nancy, open platform usually means based on open standards, such as software with a fully documented, published API, or hardware based on a non-proprietary OS and/or chips. Open source usually refers to software and means you get access to the source code and can modify it.
Here's an example from ancient tech history: open platform is what happened when Cisco lost its proprietary death grip on the router market in the 1990s because others started building routers with Intel chips and the Microsoft OS, vs Cisco's own proprietary ASICs running their proprietary OS.



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Cabe Atwell   6/30/2014 4:58:53 PM
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Open-source hardware... Not quite the happy thing open source software is right now.

The definition and reules are still in flux, but it will be there eventually. I was considering making a design I had open, but not after the makerbot copy cat hit it big on kickstarter.

 

 

As for the cookie cutter, I would buy one. How else would I make one that is so pro and exact?

 

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NadineJ   6/30/2014 3:08:20 PM
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@a.saji - I really think someone will pay for a design because it happens everyday.  We buy things that we can make ourselves because someone else does it more creatively or with more skill or more convenience.

Sandwiches, cupcakes, t-shirts...I'd bet that everyone on this site could do that themselves. 

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a2   6/30/2014 12:19:20 PM
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I disagree. Most people pay other not because they can't but because they can simply afford it. Until recently there was an application in the App Store which was named "I am rich". It cost $999 but couldn't do anything at all.

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