MICHIGAN TECH’S JOSHUA PEARCE LAUNCHES FREE OPEN-SOURCE 3D PRINTING COURSE

3D Printing Industry | 2/28/2019 | Beau Jackson
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One of the most popular open-source 3D printing courses, taught by Dr. Joshua Pearce at the Michigan Technological University is now available online for free.

Dr. Pearce, an open-source champion and professor of Materials Science & Engineering and the Electrical & Computer Engineering at Michigan Tech is the author of Open-Source Lab: How to Build Your Own Hardware and Reduce Research Costs and several papers on the subject. He currently teaches the MY4777 course which is “an introduction to distributed additive manufacturing using open-source 3D printing.”

Introduction - Course - Dr - Pearce - Students

In the introduction to the course Dr. Pearce tells his students:

“I REALLY ONLY HAVE ONE GOAL FOR THIS CLASS AND THAT IS TO BECOME LEGENDARY.”

Professor - Pearce - Course - Printing - Open-source

Professor Pearce’s course is equally focused on 3D printing and open-source framework. Therefore, students are only allowed to use open source tools which include repositories, electronics, software, firmware, and hardware.

The primary project of the course is the improvement of MOST Delta, an open-source RepRap 3D printer developed at Michigan Technological University.

MOST - Delta - Printer - Image - Appropedia

The MOST Delta 3D printer. Image via Appropedia.

According to the course description, “Each student will build a customized RepRap and the course will cover hardware, firmware, slicing and printer controller software for operating and maintaining the device. Finally, the material properties, applications and ramifications of RepRap technology will be discussed.”

Course - Modules - Part - Specific - Problem

The course is divided into five modules, each part deals with a specific problem related to 3D printing and open-source....
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