Discount Lab Jack (image) Michigan Technological University Caption After Joshua Pearce priced a lab jack at about $1,000, he decided to make his own using a 3-D printer and open-source software. The resulting piece of equipment cost him about $5. Credit Joshua Pearce Usage Restrictions None Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.