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<big>'''Welcome! If you are new to the Enterprise, please create a userpage, instructions are shown below'''
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<big>'''We exist!  MTU Open Source Hardware Enterprise Info Night at 5pm on Sept 21 in 610 M&M''' </big>
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[http://openhardware.eit.mtu.edu/ Official website] </big>
  
Why is this a good idea? See:[[Building research equipment with free, open-source hardware]]
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*Help for creating a userpage: [[MediaWiki:Create a userpage]]
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*Example userpage [[User:lwilder|Lucas Wilder]]
  
Contact [[User:J.M.Pearce|Dr. Pearce]] for more info. [[image:OSHlogo.png|thumb]]
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Once you have created a page for yourself, read through the plan for the semester plan below. Wherever you see your name, edit that section and replace your name with four tildes. This will sign the page for you and link to your profile.
  
==Michigan Tech Open Source Hardware Enterprise==
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''The Open Source Hardware Enterprise (OSHE) will develop open source hardware solutions specifically to address problems of our project partners, while sharing the solutions in the commons.  Open source hardware consists of physical technologies designed and offered in the same manner as free and open source software.''
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==Michigan Tech Open Source Hardware Enterprise Course Syllabus ==
 
  Enterprise Team - [[Michigan Tech Open Source Hardware Enterprise]]
 
  Enterprise Team - [[Michigan Tech Open Source Hardware Enterprise]]
  Faculty Advisor - [http://www.mse.mtu.edu/faculty/pearce.html Dr. Joshua Pearce]
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  Faculty Advisor - [http://www.mse.mtu.edu/faculty/pearce.html Dr. Joshua Pearce], pearce@mtu.edu, office hours: by appointment
Course Number -  
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  * Open Source Hardware - 82335 - ENT 2950 - L33
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===Course Description===
* Open Source Hardware - 82336 - ENT 2960 - L33
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''The Open Source Hardware Enterprise (OSHE) will develop open source hardware solutions specifically to address problems of our project partners, while sharing the solutions in the commons. Open source hardware consists of physical technologies designed and offered in the same manner as free and open source software.'' This course is designed as a project based course in which small teams of students work on free and open source hardware (FOSH) projects. The team will use a FOSH methods to to conceptualize, model, design, verify, optimize and integrate all aspects of an engineering system to complete project goals. The  project must meet the [http://www.oshwa.org/definition/ Open Source Hardware Associations' definition] of open hardware and follow their guidelines for [http://www.oshwa.org/sharing-best-practices/ best practices].
* Open Source Hardware - 85007 - ENT 3950 - L33
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* Open Source Hardware - 85008 - ENT 3960 - L33
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The OSH Enterprise is a student-organized and student-led program. The faculty advisor are available for guidance and advice, but the success of the project falls upon the shoulders of its participants. For students enrolled in one of the ENT course sections, grading is based on participation, teamwork, completion of a comprehensive technical report which includes full FOSH design documentation. Progress reports submitted orally are also required. In general, a student has a core project, but is also expected to use their skill sets as needed to assist other sub-teams.
* Open Source H'dwe Pre-Capstone - 85011 - ENT 3980 - L33
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* Open Source Hardware - 85012 - ENT 4900 - L33
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===Course Identification===
* Open Source Hardware - 85013 - ENT 4910 - L33
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Course Numbers
* Open Source Hardware - 85009 - ENT 4950 - L33
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* Open Source Hardware - 82335 - ENT 2950 - L33
* Open Source Hardware - 85010 - ENT 4960 - L33
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* Open Source Hardware - 82336 - ENT 2960 - L33
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* Open Source Hardware - 85007 - ENT 3950 - L33
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* Open Source Hardware - 85008 - ENT 3960 - L33
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* Open Source H'dwe Pre-Capstone - 85011 - ENT 3980 - L33
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* Open Source Hardware - 85012 - ENT 4900 - L33
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* Open Source Hardware - 85013 - ENT 4910 - L33
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* Open Source Hardware - 85009 - ENT 4950 - L33
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* Open Source Hardware - 85010 - ENT 4960 - L33
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  Disciplines Needed - All welcome especially need MSE, MEEM, MTE,  EE, CS, BA, STC
 
  Disciplines Needed - All welcome especially need MSE, MEEM, MTE,  EE, CS, BA, STC
  
==Proposal==
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===Course requirements===
===Section 1: Development===
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* Required Course Text: none
'''What type of business, organization, or service will the new Enterprise Team pursue? (1-2 paragraphs)'''
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* Course Supplies: none (will be provided by Enterprise)
  
* The Open Source Hardware Enterprise (OSHE) will develop open source hardware solutions specifically to address problems of our project partners, while sharing the solutions in the commons. Open source hardware consists of physical technologies designed and offered in the same manner as free and open source software. We will follow the design and service model made famous by the open source software company RedHat, which is now valued at a billion dollars. The examples of open source hardware companies like Arduino and Adafruit Industries have shown that the open source paradigm can also be ported to hardware while remaining highly productive and innovative. However, open source hardware is not a business model,in and of itself; it is a driver for innovation in business. The open source paradigm when applied to hardware accelerates innovation and enables companies to move faster and be more flexible than ever before.
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==Grading==
* OSHE will build our enterprise by saving our clients money on development of integrated hardware and software solutions, savings which they can then invest hiring superior employees to build their necessary open source infrastructure in a non-propriety, heavily customized and flexible manner.
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* The value of the open source hardware movement is clear with some of the leading American manufacturers taking a more active role. For example, Ford Motor Co., not only offers TechShop (an open source hardware group) memberships to employees, but also based their Open XC platform on Bug Labs, when is an open source platform that lets developers create phone apps to interact with Ford vehicles.
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! <font><font>'''''Letter Grade'''''</font></font>!! <font><font>'''''Percentage'''''</font></font>!! <font><font>'''''Grade points/credit'''''</font></font>!! <font><font>'''''Rating'''''</font></font>
* Initially OSHE will focus on five design areas to improve STEM education with open source hardware: i) distributed technologies for recycling waste such as a [[glass crusher and tumbler]], [[newspaper insulation shredder]], and the plastic [[recyclebot]] developed by the [[Michigan Tech Open Sustainability Technology Research Group]],  ii) self-replicating rapid prototypers such as the [[RepRap]] 3D printer, iii) open source scientific hardware, iv) open source hardware to assist [[local food]] production, and v) the use of [[digital fabrication]] of [[open source appropriate technology]] (OSAT) through cooperation with industrial research and development and non-profit organizations.
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| <font><font>'''A'''</font></font>
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| <font><font>93% & above</font></font>
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| <font><font>4.00 </font></font>
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| <font><font>Excellent</font></font>
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| <font><font>'''AB'''</font></font>
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| <font><font>88%– 92%</font></font>
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| <font><font>3.50 </font></font>
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| <font><font>Very good</font></font>
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|-
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| <font><font>'''B'''</font></font>
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| <font><font>82% – 86%</font></font>
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| <font><font>3.00 </font></font>
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| <font><font>Good</font></font>
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| <font><font>'''BC'''</font></font>
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| <font><font>76%– 81%</font></font>
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| <font><font>2.50 </font></font>
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| <font><font>Above average</font></font>
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| <font><font>'''C'''</font></font>
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| <font><font>70% – 75%</font></font>
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| <font><font>2.00 </font></font>
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| <font><font>Average</font></font>
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| <font><font>'''CD'''</font></font>
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| <font><font>65%– 69%</font></font>
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| <font><font>1.50 </font></font>
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| <font><font>Below average</font></font>
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| <font><font>'''D'''</font></font>
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| <font><font>60%- 64%</font></font>
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| <font><font>1.00 </font></font>
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| <font><font>Inferior</font></font>
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| <font><font>'''F'''</font></font>
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| <font><font>59% and below</font></font>
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| <font><font>0.00 </font></font>
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| <font><font>Failure</font></font>
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| colspan="3" | <font><font>Incomplete; given only when a student is unable to complete a segment of the course because of circumstances beyond the student’s control. A grade of incomplete may be given only when approved in writing by the department chair or school dean.</font></font>
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| <font><font>'''X'''</font></font>
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| colspan="3" | <font><font>Conditional,with no grade points per credit; given only when the student is at fault in failing to complete a minor segment of a course, but in the judgment of the instructor does not need to repeat the course. It must be made up within the next semester in residence or the grade becomes a failure (F). A (X) grade is computed into the grade point average as a (F) grade.</font></font>
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'''Goals/Objectives'''
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==Grading Policy==
  
Our mission is to link high school, college, and professional organizations through the development of [[open source hardware]] for the betterment of the entire world. Open source hardware consists of physical technologies designed and offered in the same manner as free and open source software. We will stimulate high school students' interest in the fields of science and technology via rapid prototyping education and competition. We will work toward improving i) distributed technologies for recycling waste such as a [[glass crusher and tumbler]], [[newspaper insulation shredder]], and the plastic [[recyclebot]], ii) self-replicating rapid prototypers such as the [[RepRap]] 3D printer, iii) open source scientific hardware, iv) open source hardware to assist [[local food]] production, and v) the use of [[digital fabrication]] of [[open source appropriate technology]] (OSAT) through cooperation with industrial research and development, non-profit organizations, and investors. We will work to gain exposure to the industrial world and positively impact the community while conducting ourselves in a businesslike manner with gracious professionalism.
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Grades will be based on the final documentation for their FOSH project. The  project must meet the [http://www.oshwa.org/definition/ Open Source Hardware Associations' definition] of open hardware and follow their guidelines for [http://www.oshwa.org/sharing-best-practices/ best practices], which are adapted for Michigan Tech below.
  
'''Source of Funding'''
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=== Elements of an Open-Source Hardware Project ===
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Here are some files that you should consider sharing when publishing your open source hardware project. You are not required to post them all, but the more you share the more the community benefits and the higher the likelihood the community will pick up your project.
  
* Grants (e.g. Ford Foundation)
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==== Overview / Introduction ====
* Crowd sourced funding (e.g. Kickstarter)
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Your open-source hardware project should include a general description of the hardware’s identity and purpose, written as much as possible for a general audience. That is, explain what the project is and what it’s for before you get into the technical details. A good photo or rendering can help a lot here.
* Reducing costs of equipment for MTU faculty internally. Example: Dr. Pearce is currently building a sophisticated PV materials characterization device, which needs a filter wheel. A commercial filter wheel costs $2500. Dr. Pearce provides $2000 to OSHE to fund both the development of prototypes and a filter wheel for his lab. Preliminary work shows that a filter wheel can be fabricated using an Arduino and RepRap 3-D printer for less than $100. Dr. Pearce receives a 20% discount on his filter wheel and the ability to make future filter wheels for an astounding 96% discount.  The designs are then open sourced so everyone else both at MTU or in the greater scientific community can have that same discount. This both ensures that the next time Dr. Pearce needs a filter wheel he will pay much less either by making the OSH version, which presumably would evolve to be even better in the open source design community or even if he chose a commercial version the price pressure from the open source community would help restrain price-gouging and profiteering on scientific equipment.
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* Companies - primarily SMEs. For companies our approach will be to design and build an OSH product for less than they would spend on standard proprietary solution - and then offer that design into the open source community to have assistance with future improvements and support.
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* Open source hardware competitions, call for solutions such as http://www.innocentive.com/ or http://www.openideo.com/
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===Section 2: Educational Component===
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==== Original Design Files ====
* '''What will MTU students learn by being part of the new Enterprise team? (2-3 paragraphs''')
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These are the original source files that you would use to make modifications to the hardware’s design. The act of sharing these files is the core practice of open-source hardware.
  
Enterprise is education had by doing. Students develop and execute business plans, acting as key stakeholders in their business. The open source hardware initiative has the whole spectrum of manufacturing to draw business plans from. Initially the focus will be limited to development of high value products (e.g. scientific equipment) from rapid prototyping and reuse of waste materials (e.g. glass, plastic and newspaper), but will expand into development of equipment to assist in local food production and open source appropriate technology for the global community. All of the designs will be open source, that is, they will be licensed in such way as to insure non-exclusivity. The designs will be the property of humanity.
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Ideally, your open-source hardware project would be designed using a [[free and open-source software]] application, to maximize the ability of others to view and edit it. For better or worse however, hardware design files are often created in proprietary programs and stored in proprietary formats. It is still essential to share these original design files; they constitute the original “source code” for the hardware. They are the very files that someone will need in order to contribute changes to a given design.
  
Students will learn business imperatives by developing not only business plans, but also by designing, building and operating hardware that produces the objects of those business plans. The use of open source design in business is expanding rapidly and MTU students will gain first-hand experience with existing open source hardware and software solutions, learning the power and shortcomings of these offerings while developing their own solutions. They will employ knowledge and skill from their educational specialties towards the production of demonstrably working designs that produce high value products. Students will learn to work in multiple specialty functional groups, while also taking part in the overall operation of the business, just like a real manufacturing operation.
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Try to make your design files easy for someone else to understand. Organize them in a logical way; comment complex aspects; note any unusual manufacturing procedures; etc.
  
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Examples of Original Design Files include:
  
* '''How will students’ learning outcomes be measured? (1-2 paragraphs)'''
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* 2D drawings or computer-aided design (CAD) files, such as those used to describe two-dimensional laser cut, vinyl cut, or water-jet cut part, in their original format.Example formats: Native 2D design files saved by Corel Draw (.cdr), Inkscape (.svg), Adobe Illustrator (.ai), AutoCAD, etc.
Delivery of the business plan. (They all take part in poster sessions where they present their project and outcomes.)
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* 3D designs that can be 3D printed, forged, injection molded, extruded, machined, etc. Example formats: Native files saved by SolidWorks (.sldprt, .sldasm), Rhino, etc. MTU prefers [[OpenSCAD]], [[FreeCAD]] and [[Blender]]
Delivery of reports and prototypes to project partners -- and both formal (surveys) and informal feedback from the project partners on the student work.
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* Circuit board CAD files such as capture files (schematics) and printed-circuit board (layout) design files.Example formats: Native files saved by Eagle, Altium, KiCad, gEDA, etc.
Delivery of open source designs and monitoring feedback from the open source community. These can include posting 3-D printable designs on Makerbot Industries' [http://www.thingiverse.com/ Thingiverse], OSAT on [http://www.appropedia.org/ Appropedia], scientific equipment on [http://publiclaboratory.org/home Public Laboratory], software on [http://sourceforge.net/ SourceForge] or [https://github.com/ GitHub] and general designs at Make Magazine's [http://makeprojects.com/ Make Projects].
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* Component libraries (symbol, footprint, fastener, etc.) necessary for native modification of CAD files.
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* Additional technical drawings in their original design formats, if required for fabrication of the device.
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* Additional artwork that may be used on the device and is included as part of the OSHW release, such as an emblem, or cosmetic overlay in the original design format.
  
* '''From what disciplines will students come to join the new Enterprise Team?'''
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In the event that a design was originally created in an alternative format, even one that might normally be considered as an auxiliary design file (as discussed in the following section), that original design in the original format could be considered the “original design files”.
ME, MSE, ECE, MTE, Econ, CEE
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* '''What is the ideal number of students to begin the new Enterprise Team?'''
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Examples of alternative formats that could constitute original design files under special circumstances include:
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===Section 3: Finances===
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* Hand-coded G-code for a machined part. (G-code)
* '''Include preliminary operational budget for one year'''
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* Scans of hand-drawn blueprints. (JPEG)
* Discuss possible departmental or unit support for the proposed new Enterprise Team (1-2 paragraphs)
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* Detailed 3D scans of a hand-carved resin-casting mold. (STL)
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* Mask pattern for etching a single-side circuit board, as drawn in MS Paint. (PNG)
  
We have already submitted a grant for two of the projects that would cover preliminary operating expenses.
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==== Auxiliary Design Files ====
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Beyond the original design files, it is often helpful to share your design in additional, more accessible formats. For example, best practice open-sourcing a CAD design is to share the design not just in its native file format, but also in a range of interchange and export formats that can be opened or imported by other CAD programs.
  
===Section 4: Computing and Space Considerations===
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It is also helpful to provide ready-to-view outputs that can easily be viewed by end users who wish to understand (but not necessarily modify) the design. For example, a PDF of a circuit board schematic, or an STL of a 3D design. These auxiliary design files allow people to study the design of the hardware, and sometimes even fabricate it, even without access to particular proprietary software packages. However, note that auxiliary design files are never allowed as substitutes for original design files.
* Discuss both first-year and long-term computing needs and office/workspace needs (2-3 paragraphs)
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Initially, the team will need access to five computers and 3-D printers to start and then expand as projects continue. Initial computers could come from MTU discards brought back to life with less heavy/faster open source software (e.g. Linux).
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Ideal space would include both an office for 5 people (e.g converted faculty office or close packed grad student office) - that could house the computers and the 'clean work' e.g. 3-d printing and a dirty space the size of a small lab (several hundred square feet) for doing projects like the newspaper shredding recycling.
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Examples of auxiliary design files include:
  
The Enterprise team will also make use of existing facilities on campus such as the machine shops, characterization laboratories, and MOST's lab following standard protocols.
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* 2D drawings or CAD files, in a 2D export or interchange format.Example formats: DXF, SVG
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* 2D drawings or CAD files, in an easily viewable 2D export format.Example formats: PDF, JPEG, PNG, etc. &nbsp;(Where possible, vector formats are preferred over bitmap formats.)
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* 3D designs or CAD files, in a 3D export or interchange format.Example formats: STEP, IGES
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* 2D or 3D designs in manufacturing-ready export formatsExample formats: G-code, STEP-NC, STL, AMF
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* Circuit board design files in export or interchange formats.Example formats: EDIF, Open JSON
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* Circuit board designs in manufacturing-ready formatsExample formats: Gerber RS-274X, Excellon
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* Additional technical drawings in their original formats, if required for fabrication of the device, in a commonly-readable format such as PDF.
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* Additional artwork, for example different colored skins for an instrument panel.
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==== Bill Of Materials ====
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While it might be possible to infer from the design files which parts make up a piece of hardware, it is important to provide a separate bill of materials. This can be a spreadsheet (e.g. ODS, CSV, XLS, Google Doc) or simply a text file with one part per line. If your CAD package has integrated or add-on BOM management tools, those are also a good option. (Examples include the built-in tools in SolidWorks and bom-ex for Eagle.) Useful things to include in the bill of materials are part numbers, suppliers, costs, and a short description of each part. Make it easy to tell which item in the bill of materials corresponds to which component in your design files: use matching reference designators in both places, provide a diagram indicating which part goes where, or otherwise explain the correspondence.
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==== Software and Firmware ====
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You should share any code or firmware required to operate your hardware. This will allow others to use it with their hardware or modify it along with their modifications to your hardware. Document the process required to build your software, including links to any dependencies (e.g. third-party libraries or tools). In addition, it’s helpful to provide an overview of the state of the software (e.g. “stable” or “beta” or “barely-working hack”). Github is recommended.
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==== Photos ====
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Photos help people understand what your project is and how to put it together. It’s good to publish photographs from multiple viewpoints and at various stages of assembly. If you don’t have photos, posting 3D renderings of your design is a good alternative. Either way, it’s good to provide captions or text that explain what’s shown in each image and why’s it’s useful.
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==== Instructions and Other Explanations ====
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In addition to the design files themselves, there are a variety of explanations that are invaluable in helping others to make or modify your hardware:
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''Making the hardware.'' To help others make and modify your hardware design, you should provide instructions for going from your design files to the working physical hardware. As part of the instructions, it’s helpful to link to datasheets for the components / parts of your hardware and to list the tools required to assemble it. If the design requires specialized tools, tell people where to get them.
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''Using the hardware.'' Once someone has made the hardware, they need to know how to use it. Provide instructions that explain what it does, how to set it up, and how to interact with it.
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''Design rationale.'' If someone wants to modify your design, they’ll want to know why it is the way it is. Explain the overall plan of the hardware’s design and why you made the specific choices you did.
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The instructions could be in a variety of formats, like a wiki, text file, Google Doc, or PDF. Remember, though, that others might want to modify your instructions as they modify your hardware design, so it’s good to provide the original editable files for your documentation, not just output formats like PDF.
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=== Open-Source Hardware Processes and Practices ===
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==== Designing your Hardware ====
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If you’re planning to open-source a particular piece of hardware, following certain best practices in its design will make it easier for others to make and modify the hardware:
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* Use free and open-source software design (CAD) tools where possible. If that’s not feasible, try to use low-cost and/or widely-used software packages.
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* Use standard and widely-available components, materials, and production processes. Try to avoid parts that aren’t available to individual customers or processes that require expensive setup costs.
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A basic way of sharing your files is with a zip file on your website. While this is a great start, it makes it difficult for others to follow your progress or to contribute improvements. Instead use [[appropedia]] or an online source-code repository (like [https://github.com/ GitHub], [http://gitorious.org/ Gitorious], or [http://code.google.com/ Google Code]) to store your open-source hardware projects. All files (design, bill-of-materials, assembly instructions, code, etc) should be version controlled where possible. If you want to develop your hardware publicly, online repositories make it easy to publish changes to your files as you make them. Or, you might publish updates in conjunction with releases of the hardware.
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Most online repositories also include issue trackers, which are good way to keep track of the bugs in and future enhancements planned for your software in a way that others can view and comment on. Some include wikis, which can be good places to document your project.
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As an alternative to an online repository, you might develop your project in an online CAD tool (like [http://upverter.com/ Upverter]). Or, you could share your files on a site like [https://www.youmagine.com/ Youmagine].
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==== Licensing your Designs ====
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While licensing is a complex subject, use of licenses is an important way of signalling how others can and should use your work. By explicitly applying an open-source license to your hardware design files and other documentation, you make it clear that others can copy and modify them. When licensing your project, keep in mind that someone who makes a derivative of your hardware will probably also want to build on your software, instructions, and other documentation; you should license not just the hardware design files but also these other elements of your project.
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Note that copyright (on which most licenses are based) doesn’t apply to hardware itself, only to the design files for it – and, then, only to the elements which constitute “original works of authorship” (in U.S. law) and not the underlying functionality or ideas. Therefore, it’s not entirely clear exactly which legal protections are or aren’t afforded by the use of a copyright-based license for hardware design files – but they’re still important as a way of making clear the ways in which you want others to use your designs.
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There are two main classes of [http://opensource.org/licenses open-source] or [http://www.gnu.org/licenses/license-list.html free-software] licenses: copyleft (or viral) licenses which require that derivatives be licensed under the same terms; and permissive licenses, which allow others to make modifications without releasing them as open-source hardware. Note that the definition of open-source hardware specifies that you must allow modification and commercial re-use of your design, so do not use licenses with a no-derivatives or non-commercial clause.
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Popular copyleft licenses include:
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* [http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/ Creative Commons Attribution, Share-Alike (BY-SA)]
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* [http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html GNU General Public License (GPL])
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* Hardware-Specific Licenses: [http://www.tapr.org/OHL TAPR OHL], [http://www.ohwr.org/projects/cernohl/wiki CERN OHL]
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* [http://opensource.org/licenses/BSD-2-Clause FreeBSD license]
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* MIT license
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* [http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Creative Commons Attribution (BY)]
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* Hardware-Specific License: [http://solderpad.org/licenses/ Solderpad Hardware License]
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It is good practice to include a copy of the license in the version control repository, and a statement in every file or at least the README specifying the author(s) and year(s) of non-trivial modifications, and the license.
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==== Distributing Open-Source Hardware ====
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* Provide links to the source (original design files) for your hardware on the product itself, its packaging, or its documentation.
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* Make it easy to find the source (original design files) from the website for a product.
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* Label the hardware with a version number or release date so that people can match the physical object with the corresponding version of its design files.
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* Use the open-source hardware logo on your hardware. Do so in a way that makes it clear which parts of the hardware the logo applies to (i.e. which parts are open-source).
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* In general, clearly indicate which parts of a product are open-source (and which aren’t).
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* Don’t refer to hardware as open-source until the design files are available. If you plan on open-sourcing the product in the future, say that instead.
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==== Building on Open-Source Hardware ====
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* Respect the trademarks of others.
 +
* While direct commercial use of existing open source hardware designs is explicitly allowed, it is better — when possible — to make useful improvements to the design and to release that improved version as open source hardware.
 +
* Share your changes and improvements with the creator of the original hardware.
 +
* Be emotionally prepared to allow your project to be copied (unless your trademark is violated, then act according to trademark law).
 +
 
 +
===Late Assignments===
 +
Deduct 10% per day, up to 5 working days, then 0 grade. Only exception is for documented illness. Missed projects are penalized by the negative square of the percent total.
 +
===Course Policies===
 +
Appropriate behaviour, attendance, participation and collaboration with your peers on group assignments is expected. Keep records of your contributions and time spent working on the project along with a summary of tasks completed on your appropedia user page. Attend all scheduled meetings that apply to you. Follow all university and departmental Safety Policies
 +
 
 +
Safety Manual:
 +
 
 +
http://www.mtu.edu/mechanical/facilities/safety/MEEM_Safety_Manual.pdf
 +
 
 +
Keep all areas neat and organized.
 +
 
 +
Complete all assigned projects on time.
 +
 
 +
===University Policies===
 +
Academic regulations and procedures are governed by University policy.  Academic dishonesty cases will be handled in accordance the University's policies. 
 +
If you have a disability that could affect your performance in this class or that requires an accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act, please see me as soon as possible so that we can make appropriate arrangements.  The Affirmative Action Office has asked that you be made aware of the following:
 +
Michigan Technological University complies with all federal and state laws and regulations regarding discrimination, including the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. If you have a disability and need a reasonable accommodation for equal access to education or services at Michigan Tech, please call the Dean of Students Office at 487-2212. For other concerns about discrimination, you may contact your advisor, Chair/Dean of your academic unit, or the Affirmative Programs Office at 487-3310.
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* [http://www.studentaffairs.mtu.edu/dean/judicial/policies/academic_integrity.html Academic Integrity]
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* [http://www.admin.mtu.edu/aao/ Affirmative Action]
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* [http://www.admin.mtu.edu/admin/boc/policy/ch3/ch3p7.htm Equal Opportunity Statement]
 +
 
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==Spring 2019==
 +
===Projects===
 +
*[[Lasersaur Rebuild to Orginal|Lasersaur Rebuild to Orginal]]
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*[[GM Robotic Arm Automation|GM Robotic Arm Automation]]
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*[[Filament Dryer|Filament Dryer]]
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*[[Granulator MK II OSHE]]
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==Fall 2018==
 +
===Projects===
 +
*[[GM Robotic Arm Automation|GM Robotic Arm Automation]]
 +
 
 +
==Spring 2017==
 +
===Projects===
 +
*[[Lasersaur_Rebuild|Lasersaur Rebuild]]
 +
'''Dynamic Zoom Eyeglasses'''<br>
 +
'''Small Scale Manufacturing'''<br>
 +
'''C3 Project'''<br>
 +
The OSH Enterprise won a $25K grant from the Ford Foundation to do the following: Develop a [https://osf.io/auswp/ plastic granulator] to reduce old 3d prints and recyclables into small particles; Use those small particles as feed stock for the [[Recyclebot_v5.1|Recyclebot Version 5.1]], also developed within the OSHE; Optimize the filament making process and develop a reproducible business model for selling 3d printer filament.
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*[https://osf.io/auswp/ plastic granulator]
 +
*[[Recyclebot_v5.1|Recyclebot Version 5.1]]
 +
 
 +
==Fall 2016==
 +
===Projects===
 +
'''Lasersaur'''<br>
 +
'''C3 Project'''<br>
 +
The OSH Enterprise won a $25K grant from the Ford Foundation to do the following: Develop a [https://osf.io/auswp/ plastic granulator] to reduce old 3d prints and recyclables into small particles; Use those small particles as feed stock for the [[Recyclebot_v5.0|Recyclebot Version 5.0]], also developed within the OSHE; Optimize the filament making process and develop a reproducible business model for selling 3d printer filament.
 +
*[https://osf.io/auswp/ plastic granulator]
 +
*[[Recyclebot_v5.0|Recyclebot Version 5.0]]
 +
 
 +
==Spring 2015==
 +
 
 +
===Projects===
 +
 
 +
'''Lasersaur'''<br>
 +
The Lasersaur is operational. The laser is aligned to come through the lens tip, and all that remains is to find a reliable way to send it code for cutting jobs. The extension modifications are [https://github.com/NuclearEagleFox/ExtensionMods here] and Graycoder is available [https://github.com/NuclearEagleFox/graycoder here].
 +
 
 +
'''C3 Project'''<br>
 +
The OSH Enterprise won a $25K grant from the Ford Foundation to do the following: Develop a [[Open Source Hardware Enterprise Plastic Granulator|plastic granulator]] to reduce old 3d prints and recyclables into small particles; Use those small particles as feed stock for the version 4 recyclebot; Optimize the filament making process and develop a reproducible business model for selling 3d printer filament.
 +
 
 +
'''ALS Accessibility Project'''<br>
 +
A local man living in Hancock, MI, has contacted OSHE and asked us to work on a solution for his limited ability to use his computer due to ALS. Also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, ALS develops in a patient, starting with the weakening of limbs and extremeties, and eventually progresses to total paralysis. In order to allow ALS patients increased accessibility to home computers, the OSHE team has begun development of several solutions that allow hands-free interaction with computers. Here is a link to the [[Open Source User Interface]]
 +
 
 +
== Grades ==
 +
Please update your individual user page with a description of your work along with some pictures. Include links to existing documentation or new documentation, depending on what fits your project. Once this is complete, post a quick link to your user page below this section so that Dr. Pearce can evaluate your work.
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 +
 
 +
[[User:gwarmstr| Gage Armstrong]] <br />
 +
[[User:zsarnold| Zach Arnold]] <br />
 +
[[User:jsbaker1| Jennifer Baker]] <br />
 +
[[User:LBeutler | Lucas Beutler ]]<br />
 +
[[User:Jafranz| Jacob Franz]] <br />
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[[User:Mtlekity`|Matthew Lekity]]<br />
 +
[[User:djscsavn| Daniel Scsavnicki]] <br />
 +
[[User:Ssscsavn| Sean Scsavnicki]] <br />
 +
[[User:ejumlor| Erica Umlor]] <br />
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[[User:Ajvincen|Drew Vincent]] <br />
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[[User:Alwoern|Aubrey Woern]] <br />
  
 
== To Apply ==
 
== To Apply ==
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*  Post a Digital Resume -preferably with pics of past projects on your user page - or a link to your website.
 
*  Post a Digital Resume -preferably with pics of past projects on your user page - or a link to your website.
 
*  When complete send link of your userpage to Dr. Pearce via email.
 
*  When complete send link of your userpage to Dr. Pearce via email.
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== Useful things to read ==
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* http://openalia.wordpress.com/
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* http://www.makerbot.com/blog/2012/09/20/fixing-misinformation-with-information/
  
 
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[[Category:Engineering videos]]

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Once you have created a page for yourself, read through the plan for the semester plan below. Wherever you see your name, edit that section and replace your name with four tildes. This will sign the page for you and link to your profile.

Michigan Tech Open Source Hardware Enterprise Course Syllabus[edit]

Enterprise Team - Michigan Tech Open Source Hardware Enterprise
Faculty Advisor - Dr. Joshua Pearce, pearce@mtu.edu, office hours: by appointment
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Course Description[edit]

The Open Source Hardware Enterprise (OSHE) will develop open source hardware solutions specifically to address problems of our project partners, while sharing the solutions in the commons. Open source hardware consists of physical technologies designed and offered in the same manner as free and open source software. This course is designed as a project based course in which small teams of students work on free and open source hardware (FOSH) projects. The team will use a FOSH methods to to conceptualize, model, design, verify, optimize and integrate all aspects of an engineering system to complete project goals. The project must meet the Open Source Hardware Associations' definition of open hardware and follow their guidelines for best practices.

The OSH Enterprise is a student-organized and student-led program. The faculty advisor are available for guidance and advice, but the success of the project falls upon the shoulders of its participants. For students enrolled in one of the ENT course sections, grading is based on participation, teamwork, completion of a comprehensive technical report which includes full FOSH design documentation. Progress reports submitted orally are also required. In general, a student has a core project, but is also expected to use their skill sets as needed to assist other sub-teams.

Course Identification[edit]

Course Numbers

  • Open Source Hardware - 82335 - ENT 2950 - L33
  • Open Source Hardware - 82336 - ENT 2960 - L33
  • Open Source Hardware - 85007 - ENT 3950 - L33
  • Open Source Hardware - 85008 - ENT 3960 - L33
  • Open Source H'dwe Pre-Capstone - 85011 - ENT 3980 - L33
  • Open Source Hardware - 85012 - ENT 4900 - L33
  • Open Source Hardware - 85013 - ENT 4910 - L33
  • Open Source Hardware - 85009 - ENT 4950 - L33
  • Open Source Hardware - 85010 - ENT 4960 - L33
Disciplines Needed - All welcome especially need MSE, MEEM, MTE,  EE, CS, BA, STC

Course requirements[edit]

  • Required Course Text: none
  • Course Supplies: none (will be provided by Enterprise)

Grading[edit]

Letter Grade Percentage Grade points/credit Rating
A 93% & above 4.00 Excellent
AB 88%– 92% 3.50 Very good
B 82% – 86% 3.00 Good
BC 76%– 81% 2.50 Above average
C 70% – 75% 2.00 Average
CD 65%– 69% 1.50 Below average
D 60%- 64% 1.00 Inferior
F 59% and below 0.00 Failure
I Incomplete; given only when a student is unable to complete a segment of the course because of circumstances beyond the student’s control. A grade of incomplete may be given only when approved in writing by the department chair or school dean.
X Conditional,with no grade points per credit; given only when the student is at fault in failing to complete a minor segment of a course, but in the judgment of the instructor does not need to repeat the course. It must be made up within the next semester in residence or the grade becomes a failure (F). A (X) grade is computed into the grade point average as a (F) grade.

Grading Policy[edit]

Grades will be based on the final documentation for their FOSH project. The project must meet the Open Source Hardware Associations' definition of open hardware and follow their guidelines for best practices, which are adapted for Michigan Tech below.

Elements of an Open-Source Hardware Project[edit]

Here are some files that you should consider sharing when publishing your open source hardware project. You are not required to post them all, but the more you share the more the community benefits and the higher the likelihood the community will pick up your project.

Overview / Introduction[edit]

Your open-source hardware project should include a general description of the hardware’s identity and purpose, written as much as possible for a general audience. That is, explain what the project is and what it’s for before you get into the technical details. A good photo or rendering can help a lot here.

Original Design Files[edit]

These are the original source files that you would use to make modifications to the hardware’s design. The act of sharing these files is the core practice of open-source hardware.

Ideally, your open-source hardware project would be designed using a free and open-source software application, to maximize the ability of others to view and edit it. For better or worse however, hardware design files are often created in proprietary programs and stored in proprietary formats. It is still essential to share these original design files; they constitute the original “source code” for the hardware. They are the very files that someone will need in order to contribute changes to a given design.

Try to make your design files easy for someone else to understand. Organize them in a logical way; comment complex aspects; note any unusual manufacturing procedures; etc.

Examples of Original Design Files include:

  • 2D drawings or computer-aided design (CAD) files, such as those used to describe two-dimensional laser cut, vinyl cut, or water-jet cut part, in their original format.Example formats: Native 2D design files saved by Corel Draw (.cdr), Inkscape (.svg), Adobe Illustrator (.ai), AutoCAD, etc.
  • 3D designs that can be 3D printed, forged, injection molded, extruded, machined, etc. Example formats: Native files saved by SolidWorks (.sldprt, .sldasm), Rhino, etc. MTU prefers OpenSCAD, FreeCAD and Blender
  • Circuit board CAD files such as capture files (schematics) and printed-circuit board (layout) design files.Example formats: Native files saved by Eagle, Altium, KiCad, gEDA, etc.
  • Component libraries (symbol, footprint, fastener, etc.) necessary for native modification of CAD files.
  • Additional technical drawings in their original design formats, if required for fabrication of the device.
  • Additional artwork that may be used on the device and is included as part of the OSHW release, such as an emblem, or cosmetic overlay in the original design format.

In the event that a design was originally created in an alternative format, even one that might normally be considered as an auxiliary design file (as discussed in the following section), that original design in the original format could be considered the “original design files”.

Examples of alternative formats that could constitute original design files under special circumstances include:

  • Hand-coded G-code for a machined part. (G-code)
  • Scans of hand-drawn blueprints. (JPEG)
  • Detailed 3D scans of a hand-carved resin-casting mold. (STL)
  • Mask pattern for etching a single-side circuit board, as drawn in MS Paint. (PNG)

Auxiliary Design Files[edit]

Beyond the original design files, it is often helpful to share your design in additional, more accessible formats. For example, best practice open-sourcing a CAD design is to share the design not just in its native file format, but also in a range of interchange and export formats that can be opened or imported by other CAD programs.

It is also helpful to provide ready-to-view outputs that can easily be viewed by end users who wish to understand (but not necessarily modify) the design. For example, a PDF of a circuit board schematic, or an STL of a 3D design. These auxiliary design files allow people to study the design of the hardware, and sometimes even fabricate it, even without access to particular proprietary software packages. However, note that auxiliary design files are never allowed as substitutes for original design files.

Examples of auxiliary design files include:

  • 2D drawings or CAD files, in a 2D export or interchange format.Example formats: DXF, SVG
  • 2D drawings or CAD files, in an easily viewable 2D export format.Example formats: PDF, JPEG, PNG, etc.  (Where possible, vector formats are preferred over bitmap formats.)
  • 3D designs or CAD files, in a 3D export or interchange format.Example formats: STEP, IGES
  • 2D or 3D designs in manufacturing-ready export formatsExample formats: G-code, STEP-NC, STL, AMF
  • Circuit board design files in export or interchange formats.Example formats: EDIF, Open JSON
  • Circuit board designs in manufacturing-ready formatsExample formats: Gerber RS-274X, Excellon
  • Additional technical drawings in their original formats, if required for fabrication of the device, in a commonly-readable format such as PDF.
  • Additional artwork, for example different colored skins for an instrument panel.

Bill Of Materials[edit]

While it might be possible to infer from the design files which parts make up a piece of hardware, it is important to provide a separate bill of materials. This can be a spreadsheet (e.g. ODS, CSV, XLS, Google Doc) or simply a text file with one part per line. If your CAD package has integrated or add-on BOM management tools, those are also a good option. (Examples include the built-in tools in SolidWorks and bom-ex for Eagle.) Useful things to include in the bill of materials are part numbers, suppliers, costs, and a short description of each part. Make it easy to tell which item in the bill of materials corresponds to which component in your design files: use matching reference designators in both places, provide a diagram indicating which part goes where, or otherwise explain the correspondence.

Software and Firmware[edit]

You should share any code or firmware required to operate your hardware. This will allow others to use it with their hardware or modify it along with their modifications to your hardware. Document the process required to build your software, including links to any dependencies (e.g. third-party libraries or tools). In addition, it’s helpful to provide an overview of the state of the software (e.g. “stable” or “beta” or “barely-working hack”). Github is recommended.

Photos[edit]

Photos help people understand what your project is and how to put it together. It’s good to publish photographs from multiple viewpoints and at various stages of assembly. If you don’t have photos, posting 3D renderings of your design is a good alternative. Either way, it’s good to provide captions or text that explain what’s shown in each image and why’s it’s useful.

Instructions and Other Explanations[edit]

In addition to the design files themselves, there are a variety of explanations that are invaluable in helping others to make or modify your hardware:

Making the hardware. To help others make and modify your hardware design, you should provide instructions for going from your design files to the working physical hardware. As part of the instructions, it’s helpful to link to datasheets for the components / parts of your hardware and to list the tools required to assemble it. If the design requires specialized tools, tell people where to get them.

Using the hardware. Once someone has made the hardware, they need to know how to use it. Provide instructions that explain what it does, how to set it up, and how to interact with it.

Design rationale. If someone wants to modify your design, they’ll want to know why it is the way it is. Explain the overall plan of the hardware’s design and why you made the specific choices you did.

Keep in mind that these instructions may be read by someone whose expertise or training is different from yours. As much as possible, try to write to a general audience, and check your instructions for industry jargon, be explicit about what you assume the user knows, etc.

The instructions could be in a variety of formats, like a wiki, text file, Google Doc, or PDF. Remember, though, that others might want to modify your instructions as they modify your hardware design, so it’s good to provide the original editable files for your documentation, not just output formats like PDF.

Open-Source Hardware Processes and Practices[edit]

Designing your Hardware[edit]

If you’re planning to open-source a particular piece of hardware, following certain best practices in its design will make it easier for others to make and modify the hardware:

  • Use free and open-source software design (CAD) tools where possible. If that’s not feasible, try to use low-cost and/or widely-used software packages.
  • Use standard and widely-available components, materials, and production processes. Try to avoid parts that aren’t available to individual customers or processes that require expensive setup costs.

Hosting your Design Files[edit]

A basic way of sharing your files is with a zip file on your website. While this is a great start, it makes it difficult for others to follow your progress or to contribute improvements. Instead use appropedia or an online source-code repository (like GitHub, Gitorious, or Google Code) to store your open-source hardware projects. All files (design, bill-of-materials, assembly instructions, code, etc) should be version controlled where possible. If you want to develop your hardware publicly, online repositories make it easy to publish changes to your files as you make them. Or, you might publish updates in conjunction with releases of the hardware.

Most online repositories also include issue trackers, which are good way to keep track of the bugs in and future enhancements planned for your software in a way that others can view and comment on. Some include wikis, which can be good places to document your project.

As an alternative to an online repository, you might develop your project in an online CAD tool (like Upverter). Or, you could share your files on a site like Youmagine.

Also consider using wevolver - a platform for FOSH specifically for engineering projects

Licensing your Designs[edit]

While licensing is a complex subject, use of licenses is an important way of signalling how others can and should use your work. By explicitly applying an open-source license to your hardware design files and other documentation, you make it clear that others can copy and modify them. When licensing your project, keep in mind that someone who makes a derivative of your hardware will probably also want to build on your software, instructions, and other documentation; you should license not just the hardware design files but also these other elements of your project.

Note that copyright (on which most licenses are based) doesn’t apply to hardware itself, only to the design files for it – and, then, only to the elements which constitute “original works of authorship” (in U.S. law) and not the underlying functionality or ideas. Therefore, it’s not entirely clear exactly which legal protections are or aren’t afforded by the use of a copyright-based license for hardware design files – but they’re still important as a way of making clear the ways in which you want others to use your designs.

There are two main classes of open-source or free-software licenses: copyleft (or viral) licenses which require that derivatives be licensed under the same terms; and permissive licenses, which allow others to make modifications without releasing them as open-source hardware. Note that the definition of open-source hardware specifies that you must allow modification and commercial re-use of your design, so do not use licenses with a no-derivatives or non-commercial clause.

Popular copyleft licenses include:

Permissive licenses include:

It is good practice to include a copy of the license in the version control repository, and a statement in every file or at least the README specifying the author(s) and year(s) of non-trivial modifications, and the license.

Distributing Open-Source Hardware[edit]

  • Provide links to the source (original design files) for your hardware on the product itself, its packaging, or its documentation.
  • Make it easy to find the source (original design files) from the website for a product.
  • Label the hardware with a version number or release date so that people can match the physical object with the corresponding version of its design files.
  • Use the open-source hardware logo on your hardware. Do so in a way that makes it clear which parts of the hardware the logo applies to (i.e. which parts are open-source).
  • In general, clearly indicate which parts of a product are open-source (and which aren’t).
  • Don’t refer to hardware as open-source until the design files are available. If you plan on open-sourcing the product in the future, say that instead.

Building on Open-Source Hardware[edit]

  • Respect the trademarks of others.
  • While direct commercial use of existing open source hardware designs is explicitly allowed, it is better — when possible — to make useful improvements to the design and to release that improved version as open source hardware.
  • Share your changes and improvements with the creator of the original hardware.
  • Be emotionally prepared to allow your project to be copied (unless your trademark is violated, then act according to trademark law).

Late Assignments[edit]

Deduct 10% per day, up to 5 working days, then 0 grade. Only exception is for documented illness. Missed projects are penalized by the negative square of the percent total.

Course Policies[edit]

Appropriate behaviour, attendance, participation and collaboration with your peers on group assignments is expected. Keep records of your contributions and time spent working on the project along with a summary of tasks completed on your appropedia user page. Attend all scheduled meetings that apply to you. Follow all university and departmental Safety Policies

Safety Manual:

http://www.mtu.edu/mechanical/facilities/safety/MEEM_Safety_Manual.pdf

Keep all areas neat and organized.

Complete all assigned projects on time.

University Policies[edit]

Academic regulations and procedures are governed by University policy. Academic dishonesty cases will be handled in accordance the University's policies. If you have a disability that could affect your performance in this class or that requires an accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act, please see me as soon as possible so that we can make appropriate arrangements. The Affirmative Action Office has asked that you be made aware of the following: Michigan Technological University complies with all federal and state laws and regulations regarding discrimination, including the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. If you have a disability and need a reasonable accommodation for equal access to education or services at Michigan Tech, please call the Dean of Students Office at 487-2212. For other concerns about discrimination, you may contact your advisor, Chair/Dean of your academic unit, or the Affirmative Programs Office at 487-3310.

Spring 2019[edit]

Projects[edit]

Fall 2018[edit]

Projects[edit]

Spring 2017[edit]

Projects[edit]

Dynamic Zoom Eyeglasses
Small Scale Manufacturing
C3 Project
The OSH Enterprise won a $25K grant from the Ford Foundation to do the following: Develop a plastic granulator to reduce old 3d prints and recyclables into small particles; Use those small particles as feed stock for the Recyclebot Version 5.1, also developed within the OSHE; Optimize the filament making process and develop a reproducible business model for selling 3d printer filament.

Fall 2016[edit]

Projects[edit]

Lasersaur
C3 Project
The OSH Enterprise won a $25K grant from the Ford Foundation to do the following: Develop a plastic granulator to reduce old 3d prints and recyclables into small particles; Use those small particles as feed stock for the Recyclebot Version 5.0, also developed within the OSHE; Optimize the filament making process and develop a reproducible business model for selling 3d printer filament.

Spring 2015[edit]

Projects[edit]

Lasersaur
The Lasersaur is operational. The laser is aligned to come through the lens tip, and all that remains is to find a reliable way to send it code for cutting jobs. The extension modifications are here and Graycoder is available here.

C3 Project
The OSH Enterprise won a $25K grant from the Ford Foundation to do the following: Develop a plastic granulator to reduce old 3d prints and recyclables into small particles; Use those small particles as feed stock for the version 4 recyclebot; Optimize the filament making process and develop a reproducible business model for selling 3d printer filament.

ALS Accessibility Project
A local man living in Hancock, MI, has contacted OSHE and asked us to work on a solution for his limited ability to use his computer due to ALS. Also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, ALS develops in a patient, starting with the weakening of limbs and extremeties, and eventually progresses to total paralysis. In order to allow ALS patients increased accessibility to home computers, the OSHE team has begun development of several solutions that allow hands-free interaction with computers. Here is a link to the Open Source User Interface

Grades[edit]

Please update your individual user page with a description of your work along with some pictures. Include links to existing documentation or new documentation, depending on what fits your project. Once this is complete, post a quick link to your user page below this section so that Dr. Pearce can evaluate your work.


Gage Armstrong
Zach Arnold
Jennifer Baker
Lucas Beutler
Jacob Franz
Matthew Lekity
Daniel Scsavnicki
Sean Scsavnicki
Erica Umlor
Drew Vincent
Aubrey Woern

To Apply[edit]

  • Create a User Account here on Appropedia (see upper right hand corner of page)
  • Post a Digital Resume -preferably with pics of past projects on your user page - or a link to your website.
  • When complete send link of your userpage to Dr. Pearce via email.

Useful things to read[edit]


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