Solar-powered 3-D printer - Literature review

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Debbie L. King, Adegboyega Babasola, Joseph Rozario, and Joshua M. Pearce, "Mobile Open-Source Solar-Powered 3-D Printers for Distributed Manufacturing in Off-Grid Communities", Challenges in Sustainability, 2(1), 18‒27, 2014.

  • Many communities have no access to electricity or appropriate technology
  • RepRaps can help those communities
  • Improvements in power consumption are needed
  • All components of the system need to be open source