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OSE 4 Year Review

It’s been quite a ride over the last 4 years. We introduced the Global Village Construction Set (GVCS) on the world stage at TED in 2011: Critics of the open source economy point out that “Open source is a system of development that doesn’t...

MicroHouse prep continues

Days 38-43   Factor e Farm interns did a lot of prep work for the MicroHouse workshop, which Founding Director Marcin Jakubowski decided to push back to the second week of August due to weather and scheduling conflicts.   A small group of interns...

Power Cube almost built

Days 35-37   Last weekend’s Power Cube workshop was a multi-faceted learning experience. Workshop attendees Luke and Lourdes Crowley learned the ins and outs of the PowerCube v7 and the Micro Power Cube.   At the same time, the interns...

Micro Power Cube workshop begins

Day 34   On top of celebrating the fourth of July with food, music and fireworks, Factor e Farm also hosted the first day of this weekend’s Power Cube/Micro Power Cube workshop yesterday.   Founding Director Marcin Jakubowski had interns...

New week, new oven :D

Days 30-33   Founding Director Marcin Jakubowski had interns focus their efforts this week on preparing for both the MicroHouse workshop coming up at the end of this month and the Power Cube workshop taking place now.   Victor Macul, Emily Dixon,...

Soffit done, interns visit KC

Days 26-30   The interns spent Thursday and Friday finishing up the projects they started earlier in the week. Now the Hab Lab‘s soffit is complete and the Solar Cabins are almost ready to be lived in.   Founding Director Marcin Jakubowski...

Farm infrastructure build out

Day 25 In the morning, interns continued to revise their instruction manuals for the modules and overall assembly of the CEB brick press to clarify and streamline future builds. When individual module manuals are completed (CEB Press modules), the team...

FeF has visitors

Day 24   While OSE interns aren’t building any machines this week, they still had plenty of work to do yesterday at Factor e Farm.   The first part of the morning was spent continuing edits to CEB Press modules. Before breaking up for...

Improvements to FeF dorms continue

Day 23   After returning from their Wisconsin road trip Sunday evening, OSE interns got straight back to work on Monday.   Their morning started off with a discussion about how the workshop went and what could be improved for future workshops....

Interns come home

Days 20-22   OSE interns who travelled to host the CEB Press-building workshop this past week stayed in Custer, Wis., until Sunday morning to enjoy more of the Midwest Renewable Energy Fair.   At the fair, they visited workshops on everything...