July 17-20, 2000 in Monterey, California
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Carl W. Vilbrandt.
After receiving an MFA in Fine Art/Sculpture, Carl went
to work as a manufacturing research engineer in aerospace,
where his goal was to implement manufacturing for
complex/compound shapes. Becoming heavily involved
in 3D CAD and CAM, he started writing his own interfaces
to many of the CAD programs to enhance the use of
3D design and was always frustrated by the proprietary nature
of the software and the high cost. After 16 years in his own
company, Applied 3D, dedicated to creating a base of
commonly used computing tools and open source solutions,
he joined the University of Aizu, an international computer
science university in Japan. There, he has been researching
environmentally friendly open source hardware designs that
can be built and maintained by anyone, anywhere for low cost.
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