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Open Source Ecology

Open Source Product Development

On Feb. 1, 2016, we continue to clarify the 20 year horizon for OSE in terms of creating the next economy, the open source economy. This is from our Roadmap wiki page: A viable Open Source Product Development (OSPD) methododology is critical to this....

Velocar – the Open Source Tilting Microcar

We are collaborating with Yann Lischetti – developer of an open source, tilting, electric Microcar. See his latest progress. The site is http://en.velocar.cc.

OSE Lasersaur Build and Documentation Sprint Update

The OSE Lasersaur build of the open source, 100 Watt laser cutter is going well – see intro in last post. We have so far uploaded a few instructionals on Dozuki – The instructionals were generated in real-time from picture and step uploads...

OSE Lasersaur Build + Documentation Sprint

I am now in Innsbruck, Austria, at Nortd Labs for OSE’s build of a Lasersaur, an open source, 100W laser cutter operated by wireless control from any browser. We will use the laser cutter for rapid prototyping at Factor e Farm, and we intend to...

Seeking Microhouse Client in the Southern USA

We have built the first prototype of the Microhouse at Factor e Farm, and we would like to build more of these as we build out our infrastructure in 2014. We are increasing our capacity to host people, such as university student internships and Dedicated...

The First Design-Build-Documentation Sprint – and Open Source Ironworker Cuts 1″x8″ Steel

Last Saturday we accomplished a significant milestone in the GVCS development process. For the first time, we did a machine build at the same time that we uploaded media in realtime, and created an online instructional at the end of the build –...

Architecture Lead Joins the OSE Team

This is our overview and result timelapse for the Microhouse – Our microhouse build came from dirt and open-source equipment such as the soil pulverizer, tractor: and brick press to final product: This was a major milestone of showing how an open...

The MicroHouse Goes Up

The MicroHouse Goes Up An idea for a small, energy-efficient, low-cost sustainable house   that could be built using OSE machines became a carefully laid out plan, devised in modules. With the help of energetic and dedicated volunteers, 2513 pressed-earth...

The MicroHouse, the Tractor, and the Spark That Changes Everything

MicroHouse Build  With the kickoff for the MicroHouse build only four days away (Sept. 28), preparations are in high gear. Chris Reinhart has put together materials lists for each module (see log), with diagrams. Gravel arrived on September 23, and Marcin...

OSE Update for September 16

Open Source Ecology is busy on many fronts. The first is that our Compressed Earth Brick Microhouse build is almost here. MicroHouse Build The MicroHouse foundation is ready for the build September 28-Oct. 4! See  Chris Reinhart’s Log for details...