Archives for Apr,2011

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OSE Trifold Brochure

The official trifold brochure for Open Source Ecology is now available: You can download this in GIMP or Photoshop and jpg format. There are 2 pages, front and back. If you are printing these, make sure that you use the Rockwell font, which is also included...

Call for Curriculum Developers: University Construction Set

Today I talked to Guerra Freitas, leader of an initiative to build  Angola University, the first university in Angola. We discussed the creation of the Department of Open Economic Development based on the GVCS platform. The project is currently at the...

Explosion: After the Online TED Talk

The development behind the scenes has been tremendous since my TED Talk went online. In case you missed it, here is the talk: Here is an update on some of the developments.

CEB Machine Controller: Fabrication Recursion

We have built the complete automatic controller for The Liberator Open Source Compressed Earth Brick (CEB) press a year ago, and have demonsttrated up to 16 brick per minute brick pressing rates. Now we move on to technological recursion of the open source...

Going Digital: CAM Files for the Open Source Tractor

Last year, we didn’t use any automation in our fabrication procedures. For example, check out the LifeTrac II build. We’re moving to digital fabrication this year. Our work this year will be a test case for optimizing production – to...

Looking for Fabricators

If you are a fabricator, we want you at Factor e Farm. We’re in the middle of a production run of tractors, CEB presses, and soil pulverizers. Spring is here. In case you missed my TED Talk, here it is again: Subscribe to support us if you like...

TED Fellows Talk

My TED Fellows talk is officially online at TED: You can see our presence on the front page of TED.com today: Chris Anderson, TED Curator, has even sent me a personal email regarding the talk: Your project is amazing. Thrilling, actually…It’s...

Workshop Addition

We have just built a 750 square foot workshop addition: Workshop Addition from Open Source Ecology on Vimeo. Rosa from Los Angeles is an early adopter who invested in our Tractor-Soil Pulverizer-Compressed Eearth Brick (CEB) Press package – to start...

Cohabitat Gathering 2011 Report

Here is a report from the Cohabitat Gathering 2011, the first international natural building conference in Poland: Cohabitat Gathering 2011 from dobraidea on Vimeo. Here are some interviews, including Pawel Sroczynski, the lead organizer of the Cohabitat...