is creating open-source experiences, things and tutorials

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Hello. My name is Marcio.

My passion lies in open-source and the free sharing of knowledge. My special interests are 3D printing, electronics, computer graphics, virtual reality and retro-computing.

I'd like to show you what I have been working on!

Drunken Octopus Marlin: Alternative Firmware for LulzBot 3D printers (view online)

I am developing an alternative Marlin 2.0 for LulzBot 3D printers. LulzBot made the decision of keeping customers on older firmware; they also turned off certain features for the comfort of new users. With Drunken Octopus Marlin, you get the latest Marlin without compromises! All Patreon supporters will receive pre-compiled binaries for several printers and toolheads!

SynDaver Virtual Experience: (try it online)

In this demo I made for SynDaver, you get to interact with a 3D printer in virtual reality. This demonstration can be experienced on a PC, smartphones, Google Cardboard or high-end VR headsets such as the Oculus Rift or the HTC Vive.

Award-Winning Designs on Thingiverse: (visit online)

Just like my source code, my 3D printed designs are made in open-source software and shared freely for everyone to use and enhance!

My Tutorials on Instructables: (view online)

Over at Instructables, I've created several step-by-step how-tos and tutorials on the topics of electronics, 3D printing and science. Each project is accompanied by clear instructions, helpful photographs and step-by-step videos.

My Source Code on GitHub: (browse source)

I am a strong believer of open source and all my source code is released under the GPLv3 and is available for everyone to use and enhance!

Retroweb Vintage Computer Museum: (visit online)

This website uses emulation to teach visitors about vintage computers. Browse through the many demonstrations to learn about the early history of personal computers.

TRON on the Dome! (try it online)

This demonstration grew out of DomeLab, a gathering for creative artists at the planetarium dome at the Fort Collins Museum of Discovery. Experience this VR demo at home on your PC or using Google Cardboard.

How can you help?

I've gotten pretty far on my own, but now I need your help. I hope the demos give you confidence in my abilities to bring innovative projects to life!

Today, I spend most of my day earning a living and I always feel I have neither enough time nor energy to work on these projects. There is so much more I would like to do; with your help, perhaps I will!

$250 of $250 per month
I will be able to develop content more regularly, sharing with you techniques, providing source code and explanations, and offering useful tips for your own projects.
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