Biography[edit | edit source]
The open source movement is something I really connect with through my values of collaboration, liberty, and community. I was elated to find out that so many prominent engineers, coders, and other professionals were in full support of moving humanity forward by sharing their findings and creations with the world instead of keeping it under the lock and key of a patent. Getting to experience the surface of this movement when building my 3D printer from open source instructions felt like a taste of the world I hope we become. I was able to benefit from the work of others with no hassle from patents or copyrights that would block me from participating and I'm eternally grateful for that opportunity that so many talented and selfless engineers made possible. In the future I hope to support the open source movement in whatever way I can. It has already been a benefit to me and has brought me joy and I sincerely aspire to try and help others have the same experience I had. As an education major, I'm not sure if I will be able to professionally support the movement, but I will always advocate for a freer, less restrictive future for engineering.
Past Work Relevant to Appropedia[edit | edit source]
List and link to other projects.
Mini Projects[edit | edit source]
My submission for the Rock Wall Hold Mini-Project and my first design made in OpenSCAD. I appreciated getting to learn the program but I quickly found it was the one I was least compatible with. I started with a basic square and did a lot of trial and error to get a more interesting shape. It took way longer than I was hoping because I wasn't able to get a hang of the program, but I've been pretty grateful to get exposure to the more coding type of designing.
My submission for the Propeller Mini-Project and my first design made in FreeCAD. The tutorial was comprehensive and easy to follow and was a great introduction to the program. The ability to draw shapes and turn those into 3D objects is definitely something that made a lot more sense to me and I was glad to have a program that had that as a method.
My submission for the Snowman Mini-Project and my first design made in Blender. While my design was quite simple, there is a wealth of things available in Blender that I didn't even begin to get into. Working in that 3D space is quite disorienting, I wasn't able to move objects around like I would have wanted to because I have never had to work spatially like that before. I also put the top hat on the ground next to the snowman because I didn't want to make it too tall and I didn't know if it would like right with a top hat on already.
Big Projects[edit | edit source]
This is my submission for the second OSH project, the science project. I designed a phone holder that can also support a solar cell. I felt that this particular design was necessary because so many phone holders only plan for a vertical position which doesn't allow a charging cord to be connected. In my model, the phone can be held up vertically as well as horizontally and a charger can be connected at either orientation. Additionally, the slats in the middle are removeable and can be used to adjust the height of the roof to accommodate the phone at different angles and reposition the solar cell to better face the sun. My only qualm is that it was too big to print, it wouldn't fit inside the Cura parameters and took 23 hours, so I had to make it smaller which makes it not fit the phone as well as I would like.
The print of my OSH Educational project. This island is a hands on learning supplement I designed for a lesson I taught during my internship I undertook for Ed Block. While I am satisfied with how it turned out, I would love to take it a few steps further to make more terrain like rivers, trees, and caves. Also it would be interesting to make pegs so the environment could be rearranged for more customization on the student's end.
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