Archives for Jun,2012

You are browsing the site archives by date.

Call Out for Inverter Project

Hey all, Vann here. If you have a background in Power Electronics, and are interested in acting as a consultant, mentor, or remote developer of our Power Inverter project, please contact me at [email protected] We’re just starting and thus...

Recruiting Documentation Team

We are recruiting 6 documenters: Videographer, Communications Director, Documentation Director, CAD Director, Documentation Community Manager, and Director of Learning. See the Role Descriptions, and pass this announcement on through your networks. This...

Thiel Fellow

Yoonseo Kang, one of our core crew of 8 at Factor e Farm – recently received $100k to keep out of school. He won the prestigious Thiel Fellowship. This fellowship is also known as the 20 Under 20 program – which is awarded to superstars under...

Filmmaker Ian Midgley visits Factor E Farm

I recently caught a ride with James Slade from Texas while filming the conclusion to my documentary on Open Source Ecology.  We tied the LifeTrac prototype 4 onto a trailer and trucked it from Creation Flame outside Austin, TX straight through the night...

June 14 Update

Here is a quick summary of the state of affairs: This does not include the flurry of recruiting that we are working on – 6 documenters for the second half of 2012, as introduced in the last post. We also just shipped the tractor – brick press...

Shuttleworth Foundation Fellows Gathering Report

I don’t think many people have heard of the Shuttleworth Foundation. Yet the Shuttleworth Foundation Fellowship is perhhaps the most prestigious social enterprise fellowship in the world, if the metric of evaluation is the funding provided. Is...