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Solar-powered 3-D printer - Literature review
| By Michigan Tech's Open Sustainability Technology Lab.
Wanted: Students to make a distributed future with solar-powered open-source 3-D printing.
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