Invention, intellectual property and income

To the future!

Posted by Amy on May 29,2019

What is creative commons?

On the website of Creative Commons we can find the next description:

Creative Commons helps you legally share your knowledge and creativity to build a more equitable, accessible, and innovative world. We unlock the full potential of the internet to drive a new era of development, growth and productivity.

Another thing that people often forget is that Open source is not always free. And free is not always Open Source.
When you work Open Source, you're open to sharing your code, your manual, your workflow for other people to build on that. But Open Source is not always free. You can pay for software that has the code open online.

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What kinds are there?

I could explain all the types here, but there are sites that do that much better than I can. So I'm going to keep it short. On a lot of sites, papers... you'll see a CC logo. A good site to find what kinds there are is actually the wikipedia page about it.. It has the best picture online to explain all the logo's and what they do within creative commons.

By Shaddim; original CC license symbols by Creative Commons - CC license icons licensed under CC BY 4.0, CC BY 4.0,

One of the nicest example that we've found with our lab is the moment I went onto Pinterest and found a remake of one of our boards.

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What will I use and why?

The final project will fall completely under the NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0) Attribution.
But what does this actually mean? The NonCommercial-ShareaLike attribution means that you can: share in any medium that you like, but also adapt and remix the source material.

But, there is also a but, the attribution tag means that you have to link to the original content. For example, if you find a file here on my FabAcademy site, and you want to use it, be free, but mention my name. Second, it's NonCommercial. This means that you can not use the materials for commercial purposes. This means that you cannot make money out of it. The last term is the ShareALike, you can share your newly made file, and share it but only under the same license as I originally posted it.

All detailed info can be found here!

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Dissemination of my final project

At the end of the FabAcademy, the breadboard will be used mainly in the Ingegno MakerSpace. During summertime we have several Arduino workshops planned that will make use of the giant breadboards. This will also mean that the breadboard will be intensively tested for the first time by non-experienced users.

Next to that, the breadboard will be presented during the FabAcademy Final presentations, and that might give some (educational) FabLabs and makerspaces the idea to take, change and adapt the project to their needs please do so and show us your version!). As educations hangs closely together, once the standard is high enough and the board extensively tested, we might concider putting it on the SCOPES-DF website.

At time of writing we're thinking about applying for the Rome MakerFaire with this project. It would be a nice ending and a great opportunity to gather some feedback for the next version.

Ofcourse, as we teach in a lot of schools and libraries, some of them will ask us to make one for them. The same happened with the MakerUnits that got a redesing in the Make something big week. As we are limited in work hours (we already work to much) we'll rather invite the teachers over to make a breadboard than to do it for them. This might also strengthen their STEM and FabLab skills as they will need to use the machines. This will strengthen their confidence around FabLab machines as they often still feel insecure even after had a multiple-day training on the machines.

Mapped out outreach of the final project
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Progress of the Final Project

Date of writing: May 29, 2018

As Neil said during the past class, only 2 more weeks to go before the Final Project presentations. So after the Applications and implications week, it's time to review the planning, the do do and how much I still have to do to finish in this cycle.

To Do

    The giant components

    • Giant Resistors
      • 3D print resistors (full hull) - done
      • Drill through the giant resistors to remove inside support - Friday 31 may
      • Add primer to the giant resistors - Thursday 30 may / Friday 31 may
      • Spray paint the giant resistors - Saturday June 1
      • Add reinforcement to the giant resistor cables - ?
      • Solder the giant resistor electronics - Friday 31 may
      • Add the right color schemes to the resistors - Sunday 2 june
    • Giant LED
      • Vacuum form the LED's - Friday 31 may
      • Print a new mold for the LED - Thursday 30 may
      • 3D print base for LED - Thursday 30 may
      • Make small pcb for inside the LED (copper epoxy plate or vinyl)- ?
      • Solder components - Friday 31 may

    Breadboard for children

    • Make filt file in inkscape - Thursday 30 may
    • Find settings for MetaQuip laser cutter for filt. - Friday 31 may
    • Lasercut thick filt as base - Friday 31 may
    • Bend small metal strips - Saturday 1 june
    • Cut small metal strips - Saturday June 1
    • Lasercut wooden plate above - Friday 31 may
    • Redesing lasercut file - Thursday 30 may
    • redesign plastic sheet - Thursday 30 may
    • vinylcut plastic sheet - Friday 31 may
    • Order connection parts - Thursday 30 may
    • 3D print wire connectors - Thursday 29 may - Friday 31 - Saturday 1
    • Buy M6 x 40 bolts - Saturday 1 june
    • Make electronics for kids (solder LED's) - Friday 31 may
    • Add a place for power supply - ?

    Breadboard for teachers

    • Order filt - done
    • Contact Beckaert again - Monday 3 june
    • Sew filt - ?
    • Add rings for hook system - ?
    • Order hooks for hang system - Thursday 30 may
    • Look for tent poles as extra strength in length of the board - Saturday 1 june

    Electronic board

    • Find correct shape - Saturday 1 / Sunday 2 june
    • Solder test pcb - Friday 31 may
    • Test the test PCB - Saturday 1 june
    • Mill out final pbc - Deadline next week! Last chance to use bantam!

    Other assignments

    • Electronics design
      • Solder pcb - Friday 31 may
      • Program pbc - Saturday 1 june
      • re-write code
      • document - Sunday 2 june
    • Computer controlled machining
      • Add spindle speeds
      • Add process in software
      • Hero shot
      • Make 3D prints for holding up the sidebar
      • Add side table
      • Add power supply
      • Add wheels
      • Document - Sunday 2 june
    • Embedded programming
      • Solder pcb - Friday 31 may
      • Program pcb - Saturday 1 june
      • re-write code
      • document - Sunday 2 june
    • Input and output devices
      • Solder pcb - Friday 31 may
      • Program pbc - Saturday 1 june
      • re-write code
      • document - Sunday 2 june
    • Networking and communications
      • Solder pcb - Friday 31 may
      • Program pbc - Saturday 1 june
      • document - Sunday 2 june
      • describe code - sunday 2 june
    • Mechanical and machine design
      • Adjust original 3D prints for new rods
      • Add delta extruder motor to syringe system
      • document
      • measure fans
      • make 3D drawing fan cooling system
      • figure out how to connect fans to printer
      • figure out how to connect extruder to printer
      • Change cura settings for right chocolate / jello cooldown.
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Draft of the presentation

The draft of the slide: Mapped out out final slide

In the small video I want to show the next things:

  • A short why and what explanation / in black and white.
  • A teacher teaching a class with the giant breadboard
  • A child working with their breadboard and having at least a led blink
  • Showing how the PCB is being soldered.

storyboard for the 1min movie.

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