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The Enable Community Foundation (ECF) aims to improve options for those with upper limb (UL) loss or differences worldwide by doing what no one else has attempted. We have developed forward leaning draft product specifications for hyper affordable prosthetics and are building tools and platforms, to support technology empowered cross-disciplinary teams in order to deliver scalable and sustainable, quality holistic prosthetic and rehabilitation services for UL amputees.
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COS is a non-profit technology company providing free and open services to increase inclusivity and transparency of research. COS supports shifting incentives and practices to align more closely with scientific values.
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Built upon the philosophy of freedom, Aleph Objects, Inc. is transforming the 3D printer industry.Based in Loveland, Colorado, we are committed to Libre Innovation, which means the hardware and software we create is free to be copied modified and converted by all users. Empowering customers is part of our innovative spirit, and why we set out to manufacture the LulzBot line of rapid prototyping 3D printers, the first ever hardware product to receive the Respects Your Freedom (RYF) certification from the Free Software Foundation.
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Rep Rap is an organization but it is first and foremost an open-source community based around 3D printing. Much like other open source hardware communities, such as Arduino, it is based on the a basic 3D printer which can be built and modified by anyone with the sufficient technical abilities. Rep Rap 3D printers are mainly based on basic FMD processes but also include some machines suited for resin based and powder based 3D printing.
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Wings 3D is an advanced subdivision modeler that is both powerful and easy to use.Originally inspired by Nendo and Mirai from Izware, Wings 3D has been developed since 2001, when Björn Gustavsson (bjorng) and Dan Gudmundsson (dgud) first started the project. Richard Jones (optigon) maintained Wings and coded many new features between 2006 and 2011. Wings 3D is currently maintained by Dan and Richard with the help of the great community.Wings 3D offers a wide range of modeling tools, a customizable interface, support for lights and materials, and a built-in AutoUV mapping facility. There is no support in Wings for animation.
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OpenSCAD is a software for creating solid 3D CAD models. It is free software and available for Linux/UNIX, Windows and Mac OS X. Unlike most free software for creating 3D models (such as Blender) it does not focus on the artistic aspects of 3D modelling but instead on the CAD aspects. Thus it might be the application you are looking for when you are planning to create 3D models of machine parts but pretty sure is not what you are looking for when you are more interested in creating computer-animated movies.
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The Raspberry Pi is a credit-card sized computer that plugs into your TV and a keyboard. It is a capable little computer which can be used in electronics projects, and for many of the things that your desktop PC does, like spreadsheets, word-processing and games. It also plays high-definition video. We want to see it being used by kids all over the world to learn how computers work, how to manipulate the electronic world around them, and how to program.
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Open BioMedical Initiative is a global nonprofit initiative supporting the traditional Biomedical world engaged in the development and distribution of low-cost, open source and 3D printable Biomedical Technologies. It is composed by Open BioMedical Community, Open BioMedical Organizations and its Partners.
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OUR MISSION IS EMPOWERING MAKERS TO TURN IDEAS INTO REALITY The open source software movement has proven that creating and sharing in an open way sparks innovation, empowers developers and makes technology more accessible. Now it's time for innovation in open source hardware technology.THE GROWING OPEN HARDWARE MOVEMENT Advancements in affordable and open source manufacturing technologies, such as 3D printing, have enabled more people to create products. In addition, the sharing of blueprints and online tools makes collaborating with others simple and effective – so that any individual can turn their ideas into real technology.THE BENEFITS OF OPEN HARDWARE The democratization of technology development puts the maker in control. It encourages greater innovation through collaboration. And empowers people to tackle social and sustainable issues that are not addressed by corporations or governments. The development of technology is increasingly becoming a bottom-up process. Access to making, buying and using technology is growing because low cost technologies are becoming more readily available. On a personal level, open source hardware allows you to access knowledge and improve skills. And on a wider level, it creates a pool of information useful for developing and understanding technology This is a disruptive time for the development of technology.ABOUT THE WEBSITE At Wevolver, our mission is to empower makers to turn ideas into reality. That's why we built our application to be powerful, flexible and intuitive. With our clean design and easy to use interface, you can focus on exploring and building your project. Wevolver is an inspiring place that's open, transparent and social. A place where ideas become reality.WHAT YOU CAN DO Wevolver allows you to explore innovative and inspiring open source technology projects such as InMoov, the 3D printable robot. It also gives you the ability to share blueprints of your own work and collaborate with others on new technology.
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The first agency dedicated to unlocking the talent and insight of citizen space explorers.

We’re part of a growing community of ‘Astropreneurs’ who believe that the technology, skills and industrial base to meaningfully contribute to space exploration are now within the reach of small teams of passionate individuals.


Fifty years ago space exploration was the domain of governments. With no off-the-shelf technology or experience, everything had to be invented from scratch at substantial risk.After the end of the ‘Space Race’ the charge skyward was taken up by commercial entities who were able to re-purpose proven cold war technologies and profit from the telecommunications boom.Recently things have changed again. We’re now seeing the emergence of platform technologies such as cube sats, additive manufacturing and low-cost micro controllers that are further driving down the cost of space exploration, finally allowing anybody to conceive and launch their own space program.
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re:3D Inc.® is breaking through the current limitations of 3D printing to unlock new applications and growth markets worldwide. Gigabot, re:3D’s flagship technology, enables industrial strength, large format 3D printing at an affordable price point.  With a build volume of eight cubic feet and robust construction, Gigabot can print objects up to 30x larger than competing desktop models. re:3D’s customer base comprises an esteemed group of specialty manufacturers, engineers, designers, universities, and hobbyists in over 20 countries around the globe.
Currently, re:3D is scaling manufacturing operations, and exploring alternate materials and feedstocks with global leaders in material and life sciences.  We’re so excited to see how 3D printing changes the world, and we’re enjoying all the adventures along the way.We want to encourage the spread of 3D printing and support the diverse ideas for 3D printing applications, one Gigabot at a time.
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The Yale OpenHand Project is an initiative to advance the design and use of robotic hands designed and built through rapid-prototyping techniques in order to encourage more variation and innovation in mechanical hardware.Commercially available robotic hands are often expensive, customized for specific platforms, and difficult to modify. It is typically impractical to experiment with alternate end effector designs. This results in researchers needing to compensate in software for intrinsic and pervasive mechanical disadvantages, rather than allowing software and hardware research in manipulation to co-evolve.This project intends to establish a series of open-source hand designs, and through the contributions of the open-source user community, result in a large number of useful design modifications and variations available to researchers.
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OpenΒionics is an open-source initiative for the development of affordable, light-weight, modular robot hands and prosthetic devices, that can be easily reproduced using off-the-shelf materials. Our robot hands cost less that 100$ and weigh less than 200gr while our new anthropomorphic prosthetic hand costs less than 200$ and weighs less than 300gr. All files required for the replication of our hands, can also be found in our GitHub repository: OpenBionics GitHub RepositoryThis initiative is inspired by the Yale Open Hand Project.The OpenBionics initiative was initiated via the support of the European Commission through the Integrated Project no. 248587, “THE Hand Embodied” (2010-2014), within the FP7-ICT-2009-4-2-1 program Cognitive Systems and Robotics.Minas Liarokapis Postdoctoral Associate, Grab Lab, Yale University, New Haven, CT, USA. Agisilaos Zisimatos, Undergraduate Student, Control Systems Lab, NTUA, Greece. Christoforos Mavrogiannis PhD Student, Sibley School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, Cornell University, USA. George Kontoudis Undergrad, Control Systems Lab, Sch. of Mechanical Eng., NTUA, Greece. For any inquiry and/or suggestion you may contact: Minas Liarokapis.School of Mechanical Engineering – National Technical University of Athens. Advisor: Prof. Kostas J. Kyriakopoulos, National Technical University of Athens, Greece.
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The Geospatial Modeling & Visualization (GMV) site has been developed to serve as a source of workflows for data acquisition and processing – largely of “unorganized” 3D data from sources such as photogrammetry, laser (and other) scanning and related technologies.  These pages have been developed as part of the NSF funded CI-TRAIN project. The CI-TRAIN project is a partnership of institutions of higher education in Arkansas and West Virginia to transform the practice of information technology services for enabling scientific discovery. The CI-TRAIN project is a partnership that builds on common research in nanoscience and geosciences and leverages these domain areas to research and complementary expertise in high performance and graphic computing. Additional funding and support for the development of this site has been provided by the Arkansas Science and Technology Authority (ASTA) and the University of Arkansas Facilities Management.

Early in the CI-TRAIN project it became clear that while access to the range of instruments provided through the project was essential, an equally critical element was to provide the access to the knowledge base that is needed to effectively utilize these devices. While there are a number of excellent tutorials and manuals available from the commercial vendors, as well as other resources from the user community, they frequently do not focus on the complex workflows that are necessary for effective field use and data processing of the acquired data.  It was clear that this was an important limitation to the widespread adoption of these devices and, more importantly, the growth of high quality research data sets.

Even where detailed documentation was available it was frequently difficult to focus in on the essential documentation elements needed. The Geospatial Modeling & Visualization (GMV)  site has been developed to address this need.  It consists of a substantial number of 3D data acquisition and processing workflows that are cross-indexed so that the necessary workflow can be identified.

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The Open Source Hardware Association aims to be the voice of the open hardware community, ensuring that technological knowledge is accessible to everyone, and encouraging the collaborative development of technology that serves education, environmental sustainability, and human welfare.

The purposes and activities this organization aims to do are as follows: (1) Organize conferences and community events (2) Educate the general public about open source hardware and its socially beneficial uses. (3) Organize the open source hardware movement around shared values and principles. (4) Facilitate STEM education through the use of open source hardware conferences and other events focused on Open Source Hardware. (5) Collect, compile and publish data on the Open Source Hardware movement.Many thanks to the hours of IT volunteer work by Kelly Maguire and George Shammas. Many thanks to Aaron Williamson at the Software Freedom Law Center for acting as our legal advisor. Many thanks to Per Andersson who donated the URL to us for the good of the movement.
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...the free and open source software to create realistic 3d humans for:
  • Illustrations
  • Animations
  • Games
  • Zbrush/Mudbox sculpting


Content created with MakeHuman is licensed under the CC0 license, giving artists unprecedented freedom for using their MakeHuman
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ROW is a global humanitarian innovation consortium, whose mission is to employ​ ​advance​​d​ ​technology to improve human rights fulfillment of both refugees and host communities in conflic​t-affected areas​ - technology such as 3D printing, robotics, the internet of things, brain-computer interface and virtual/augmented reality. We seek to save lives, reduce trauma and improve basic needs provision while driving long-term economic development, productivity growth, venture creation and employment generation. Moreover, we​ ​aim​ ​to reduce the costs of humanitarian relief by providing affected communities with access to advanced manufacturing tools, training, raw materials and access to international experts, especially global open-source hardware​ ​and​ ​software communities. In brief, we are building a network of makerspaces / innovation centers in conflict-affected areas that provide training to displaced persons and host communities, while building solutions to the hardest problems facing victims of conflict Ours is a journey of moonshot humanitarian innovation, with and for the most violent and unstable areas of the planet.
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