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

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Create, Share, and Save Money Using Open-Source Projects[edit | edit source]

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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 written by Joshua Pearce, 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 and much more.


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ISBN-10 : 1260461769
ISBN-13 : 978-1260461763
Publisher : McGraw-Hill Education TAB; 1st Edition (October 29, 2020)

Hyperlinks to Free Stuff from Create, Share, and Save[edit | edit source]

1. Introduction to the Open Source Philosophy and The Benefits of Sharing[edit | edit source]

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Read Chapter 1 for free here.

2. Making and Sharing Recipes, Life Hacks, and Household Tricks[edit | edit source]

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3. Making and Sharing Digital Photographs, Open Source Camera[edit | edit source]

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4. Making and Sharing Art, Krita[edit | edit source]

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5. Making and Sharing Music, Software and Instruments[edit | edit source]

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6. Scanning, Making Paper and Audio Books and Sharing Books[edit | edit source]

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7. Making, Editing, and Sharing Videos[edit | edit source]

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8. Making and Sharing Maps and GIS Data[edit | edit source]

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9. Making and Sharing Clothing: Patterns for Sewing and Knitting[edit | edit source]

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10. Making and Sharing Woodworking and Other Old School Skills[edit | edit source]

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11. Making and Sharing Electronics: Open Source PCB Mills, Arduino & Security[edit | edit source]

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12. Making and Sharing Digital At-Home Manufacturing[edit | edit source]

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13. Making and Sharing Scientific Equipment[edit | edit source]

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14. Making and Sharing Data as a Citizen Scientist[edit | edit source]

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15. Making and Sharing Waste Recycling: RecycleBots[edit | edit source]

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16. Making and Sharing Big Free Stuff: Open Source Cars, Free Electricity, Open Building Institute, & Open Source Ecology[edit | edit source]

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17. How to Make a Million Dollars of Value[edit | edit source]

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18. Making the Future of Sharing[edit | edit source]

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Media mentions[edit | edit source]

  1. reddit
  2. Joshua Pearce: 3D Printing Waste into Profit - MTU Blog
  3. 29 Best Sites to Read Online or Download Free Books (Legally) in 2020 Up Journey 84.3k
  4. How to influence people to join open source- Opensource.com 6.3k
  5. Milly Space

Reviews[edit | edit source]

  1. 3D With Us -
    1. " I wish I read this book in the beginning of my 3D printing and blogging journey, because a lot of the open source software listed and described was tried by me in one or the other way. As my budget didn’t allow me to use paid versions of software, I spent a lot of time searching for appropriate solutions. That’s how I found OBS, GIMP, Inkscape, not to mention all 3D design and 3D printing related software and communities." - Max Funkner (3D With Us)
    2. "Honestly speaking, before reading this book I was only partly convinced about the open-source “religion”. Now I am 75% converted. I truly hope I can keep the open source mindset for as long as possible unless life fills up with cruel bills and expenses, which may drag me back into the “unsharring, world of the Apes”." - Max Funkner (3D With Us)

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