We finally kicked off our crowdsource funding yesterday – or online donations. You can chip in to our project here.
We are migrating towards full direct support by such small online donations. The bottom line is – with the collected resources, we plan on delivering:
This is within the context of our 6 month technology tree development as in the last post. We have learned that progress goes only as fast as how many collaborators we find. For example, when Bob and Stewart were here- we were able to get major progress done on LifeTrac, plus intstall a biodiesel reactor. In reference to the above timeline, here is all that we’ll be able to do without your support:
As such, we invite you to contribute. The basic goal is to get people here, build a CEB workshop and living environment, and develop the CEB press to a marketable, open source product – including an open business model for community-supported manufacturing. We aim to have product in six months by March – after going through a second and third prototype of the CEB press, documenting the fabrication procedure clearly, and optimizing fabrication. We aim to develop a production capacity of 4 CEB presses per week – in a digital fabrication scenario.
All this is supposed to happen from contributions to our funding basket, on a monthly basis, starting for the month of October. So pump your wallet and contribute, so that we reach the point of earnings from actual CEB production as soon as possible. We already have orders, so we just need to deliver. There’s tranformative potential in developing a self-sustaining model for a peer-based open engineering and development program. We’re shooting for that as a prerequisite to a world-class open product development facility.
If you are interested in coming here for the CEB building phase of our work – we’re looking for people. We have two people coming, we need at least two more. The budget contains a small stipend for participants. Contact us for details.