Archives for Sep,2011

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LifeTrac Frame Construction – Instructional Video

I just completed this full instructional on fabrication and assembly of the LifeTrac III frame.  All measurements are accurate and up to date.  As mentioned in the video, we are working to further simply the process of fabricating the steel tube frame...

Dedicated Project Visit: Ian Midgley

Howdy, I arrived on the Factor E Farm a few days ago for a three week stay.  I’ll be making instructional videos on the function and fabrication of the Global Village Construction Set from right here in the cozy HexaYurt. We’ve got a lot...

Dear True Fans: Beginning Construction

. . . Dear True Fans and Supporters – here’s an update from September 25, 2011 at Factor e Farm. Construction is beginning.

Enterprise Replication

Currently, there are 3 independent efforts to replicate production of CEB Presses, tractors, and Power Cubes. Brianna is one of them. See her log from Factor e Farm. These are the beginnings of distributive enterprise playing out, towards distributive...

OSE Europe

Prototyping and production at Factor e Farm will be a core aspect of the GVCS Rollout Plan. At the same time, nonprofit sector donations can help. Robert Anteau, an American settled in Denmark, is taking the leadership to incorporate OSE Europe Foundation,...

Open Hardware Summit Report

Here is a report from Mark Norton, who presented the OSE Steam Engine Project at the Open Hardware Summit 2011:   I attended the Open Hardware Summit at the New York Hall of Science located on site of the 1964 World Fair site in Queens, New York...

Dear True Fans: Production Scaling

Dear True Fans and supporters, first, thank you so much for the $20.1k total collected – of the $20k called for – on the emergency construction funding. Monday, I’m ordering the insertable tooth blades for the dimensional sawmill; Tuesday...

Groundbreaking for Construction 2011

Dear True Fans and Supporters, the emergency construction crowd funding is a major success – $19.7k of $20k as of 2 PM, Sep. 15, 2011, a little under 7 days from emergency campaign start (the ChipIn at $5,209 as of this time reflects only a part...

Dear True Fans: Construction Shall Move Forward

. . Dear True Fans, thanks for your support. The Recovery Plan for continuing construction has yielded $15k in 3 days of crowd funding, and we are 75% of our goal. Chip in if you haven’t: (Others have made direct donations) There are 4 days left...

Recovery Plan

Recovery Plan from Open Source Ecology on Vimeo. Dear True Fans and Supporters – I vlogged about our plans in the last blog post, and the expected $60k construction grant did not arrive yet. Without this cash we will NOT deliver on our stated construction...