Open-source Maker, Mover and Shaker Takes Share-everything Philosophy to the Mainstream
Forget dog-eat-dog. We’re hardwired to cooperate, says Joshua Pearce (MSE, ECE). His new how-to book tells—and shows—how to survive and thrive by sharing not just a little bit, but aggressively and widely.
Create, Share, and Save Money Using Open Source Projects, published this fall by McGraw Hill, offers hundreds of ways to give and receive, from uploading photos to the digital commons and participating in audiobook projects to widen the world’s library to building crowdsourced vehicles. Written for a mainstream audience, the book introduces readers to two worldwide communities: makers and open source. It’s for families, educators and anyone interested in making and sharing cool and useful stuff, saving money and living sustainably.
“This book is my educational outreach,” Pearce said. “I want to see my future students show up in Houghton with their open source 3D printers.”
This year the MOST Lab is recognizing an incoming first-year student who actively worked to make the world a better place during their high school career by awarding a 3D printer kit and copy of the book.
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