We are planning some serious infrastructure building this year. Our technology goals for 2008 are:
We are optimizing our hydraulic Compressed Earth Block press prototype , and building a swing-blade sawmill . We need good equipment so we can begin building. Our planned additions include where the only existing part of the structure so far is , which is the green part of the diagram above. Weâ€™ll build and use the XYZ table to fabricate CEB machines by October, 2008, so if you’d like to consier buying one at $3-5k, it’s not too early to contact us. This year, weâ€™ll also build the turbine , with the Babington burner , steam generator and rooftop solar collectors for producing solar electricity with grid intertie. Weâ€™ll use the Multimachine to produce the disks for the turbine, and basic electronics fab to make inverters. This is, all in all, a bit of the technological ecology weâ€™re planning, for our permaculture and permafacture. It’s nice to use our sun, earth, and trees, because they send us no bills.
We need royal help with the above development program. Itâ€™s the bud of a world-class facility for open source product and enterprise development. We want it to be the Wikipedia of REAL product design and OPTIMIZED fabrication. Weâ€™re just trying to change the worldâ€™s industrial system. Itâ€™s worth trying, at least. In the meantime, please peruse our ~ 100 page proposal that gives a few more details: http://opensourceecology.org/OSE_Proposal.doc. The proposal is incomprehensible to most, but if you study it carefully, you will glean serious insight into our approach and goals.