Lovers of Free Hardware and 3D Printing surely already know Juan González's nickname, Obi Juan. For the rest who do not know this figure of the Spanish Free Hardware, say that Juan González is a Spanish engineer who has spread the use of 3D Printing in Spain as well as educational robotics.
This engineer has been nominated for the O'Really Open Source awards this year. One of the most important garladons in the world of Free Software. Obi Juan is the first Spaniard to have been nominated for these awards and it is also the first Spanish to win the first prize.
Obi Juan's nickname comes from the 3D printing community that Juan González created. Clone Wars is the Spanish 3D Printing community which is based on the RepRap Project.
Juan González nicknamed his first 3D printer as R2D2 as well as the Imperial March from the Star Wars saga. This is what made the Spanish engineer Obi Juan.
Obi Juan was the forerunner of the Clone Wars 3D Printing Community
But Obi Juan has made much more than a 3D printer. Despite the fact that the most popular is the Clone Wars community, Obi Juan has educational robotics spread throughout Spain as well as creating modular robot projects that everyone can reproduce.
All of this is part of what Juan González calls "Technological Heritage of Humanity", a concept that has more and more followers and that has undoubtedly caused the O'Really Open Source judges to rule in favor of Juan González.
Really the awards that Obi Juan is receiving are totally deserved. Few people are doing so much work for Free Hardware. Not forgetting that many Spanish and Spanish speakers are having their first 3D printer thanks to this man. Congratulations Obi Juan !! May the Force be with you!!