Create, Share, and Save Money Using Open-Source Projects
Live a more sustainable and economical life using open-source technology!
Designed for beginning hobbyists and makers, this engaging guide is filled with ways to save money by making use of free and open-source technologies on a wide and impressive range of products. Written by a leader in the field of open-source technology, the book reveals the potential of at-home manufacturing and recycling projects?and even how to score free big-ticket items, including housing and electricity. All the projects have big money saving in mind, but also big fun!
Create, Share, and Save Money Using Open-Source Projects lays out the many ways in which you can employ these resources on a small scale to live a more economical and sustainable lifestyle. You’ll find tons of DIY projects that demonstrate how to use open-source software and hardware to save money on:
- Digital photographs and videos
- Music, software, and instruments
- Scientific equipment
- Paper and audio books
- Maps and GIS data
- Patterns for clothing
- Security systems
- Electricity [Bob frowns on “and much more.”