Hi. I am Brad Mulwenge, a computer science major at Principia. I'm currently enrolled in 3D - Technology class
Biography[edit | edit source]
Brad Mulwenge is an international student from Nairobi, Kenya. He is a freshman enrolled at Principia College with a major in Computer Science. Brad is part of the indoor track and field team at Principia where he competes in the long jump and hopes to try the triple jump soon. In his free time, he loves to write codes and play sports. He hopes to join the soccer team in the fall and also be a member of the esports team.
Reflection on Open Source Hardware[edit | edit source]
The open source movement is a way of life that encourages communication, openness, and the sharing of information and assets. It is fueled by a community of programmers, engineers, and tech enthusiasts who are committed to creating software and technologies that anybody can use.
I'm drawn to the open source movement because of its focus on accessibility, openness, and diversity. International collaboration on software development is made possible through open source projects, which might result in better and more creative solutions. The availability of the source code also promotes a high level of transparency, which contributes to the development of trust and credibility in the product.
I had a wonderful opportunity to get involved in the Open Source movement through the Jellybox build experience and observe how it functions firsthand. The schematics, software, and design files for the Jellybox 3D printer kit were all made accessible to the public for free. It was a true collaborative project because the public was invited to participate in the printer's development. I had to follow the detailed directions that were easy to understand in order to build the Jellybox. I did, however, occasionally need the assistance of the community and my course mates, especially when it came to resolving problems or making adjustments. This experience confirmed to me the value of community support and cooperation in open source projects.
In the future, I see myself continuing to participate in the open source movement by contributing to existing projects or even starting my own. I am thrilled to be a member of the open source movement because I think it has the ability to produce more cutting-edge and approachable technologies.
Projects[edit | edit source]
Courses with a service learning component[edit | edit source]
I have used Appropedia to support the following courses:
- ENGR242 - 3D Printing Technology
Resources for Educating Children[edit | edit source]
- http://www.ixl.com/ math language arts k-12
- https://ohs.stanford.edu/ online school, from 7th grade onwards.
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