Ultimaker is now one of the latest additions to the fauna of open sourced 3D printers! Check it out at Thingiverse.
To make a machine easy to build and repair, it is important to choose the right kind of fasteners. If you want to get a good overview of what standard fasteners there are, check out boltdepot.com.
Massimo Banzi, one of the creators of the popular Arduino board talks about this phenomena and why they released it as open source.
One of the projects that we have at Geekubator is the Open Source Photo Studio (OSPS). It aims to design and develop a hardware for image documentation of objects through hardware, photography and smart software. We have spent ages brainstorming, tinkering and defining concepts.
Now we are very proud to have started the hardware design in Kompas-3D CAD where we create all the hardware components. The whole design and matching software will be released under an open source license for everyone to download.
The screenshot above shows a very simple but crucial component of the OSPS. It is the spin table and measures 500 mm in diameter and 22 mm in thickness. The five holes are for holding small magnets for object positioning purposes.
Stay tuned here at geekubator.org for more information about the Open Source Photo Studio.