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Create, Share, and Save Money Using Open-Source Projects

Joshua Pearce


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Live a more sustainable and economical life using open-source technology

Designed for beginning hobbyists and makers, this engaging guide is filled with ways to save money by making use of free and open-source technologies on a wide and impressive range of products. Written by a leader in the field of open-source technology, the book reveals the potential of at-home manufacturing and recycling projects―and even how to score free big-ticket items, including housing and electricity. All the projects have big money saving in mind, but also big fun

Create, Share, and Save Money Using Open-Source Projects lays out the many ways in which you can employ these resources on a small scale to live a more economical and sustainable lifestyle. You'll find tons of DIY projects that demonstrate how to use open-source software and hardware to save money on:

  • Digital photographs and videos
  • Music, software, and instruments
  • Scientific equipment
  • Paper and audio books
  • Maps and GIS data
  • Patterns for clothing
  • Security systems
  • Cars
  • Electricity

McGraw Hill Tab, 9781260461763, 176pp.

Publication Date: October 29, 2020

About the Author

Dr. Joshua M. Pearce is the Witte Professor, cross-appointed, in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering and the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Michigan Technological University. He is the author of Open-Source Lab: How to Build Your Own Hardware and Reduce Research Costs.