Philadelphia Area Computer Society
Supported by Ubuntu US PA Local Community Team.
September 17, 2011 "Open-Source 3D Printing" by Members of Hive76
3D printing would have been science fiction just a short time ago. Now there are many printers available at affordable prices. Hive76 members will be demonstrating one this month. It's an open-hardware model using open-source software.
They have offered to 'print' any 3d object that a PACS member makes with Blender (preferred) or Google Sketchup. If there are more objects than time available, members can visit Hive76 open houses to print their 'things'.
The September meeting coincides with Software Freedom Day. SFD celebrates Free and Open Source Software (FOSS). If you think FOSS is just Linux, it's much more than. Free and open source applications exist for Windows, Linux, and Mac desktops see this. The Linux SIG will devote their session to FOSS.