Flotsam (what we’re obsessed with right now)
I spent the last week at the annual Gathering for Open Science Hardware in Santiago, Chile exploring the future of science and the open-source movement with one of the most impressive hardware developers, hackers, makers, and artists in the world. It’s my travel day, so this will necessarily be a short one.
- Among the many things still blowing my mind? 3D printing in steel using a MIG welder. So simple, so clever, so brilliantly implemented. See the paper below.
Jetsam (what we’re enjoying from around the web)
- The GOSH2017 is an incredible stream of ideas, discussion, and inspiration.
- New Open Access Journal for open-source hardware launched at GOSH2017: HardwareX!
- The Center for Alternative Coconut Research is either not what you think it is or exactly what you think it is. Either way, Marc Dusseiller is pushing the boundaries for low-cost educational programming using electronics.
Lagan (what we’re reading from the peer-reviewed literature)
- Nilsiam and friends (2015) Integrated Voltage—Current Monitoring and Control of Gas Metal Arc Weld Magnetic Ball-Jointed Open Source 3-D Printer. DOI:10.3390/machines3040339.
Driftwood (what we’re reading on dead trees)
Derelicts (favorites from the deep archive)
Some of the open-source projects we’ve been working on at Southern Fried Science.
- Scanning the Sea: How I create 3D printable ocean objects using a smartphone and free software.
- A year of 3D printing in the home: does it live up to the hype?
- Open source. Open science. Open Ocean. Oceanography for Everyone and the OpenCTD.
- Oceanography for Everyone: Empowering researchers, educators, and citizen scientists through open-source hardware.
Feel free to share your own Flotsam, Jetsam, Lagan, Driftwood, and Derelicts in the comments below. And, of as always, if you enjoy Southern Fried Science, consider contributing to my Patreon campaign to help us keep the servers humming.