LifeTrac in MAKE Magazine

LifeTrac, our open source tractor, was recently featured in MAKE Magazine. Thank you to Abe Connally of Vela Creations, who wrote the article.

Look Inside >>
Volume 18

24 Comments

  1. Edward

    Awesome! More publicity! Now we just need to get you guys featured in the New York Times and Wall Street Journal. 🙂

  2. […] and moved on to reality as an attachment for LifeTrac: […]

  3. […] are glad to report that the LifeTrac-mounted, open source soil pulverizer has annihilated soil-handling limits from our compressed earth […]

  4. Pressing Times | Open Source Ecology

    […] we carry it over to the work place with the LifeTrac forks. LifeTrac makes for Air CEB, but it is about a 1000 pound […]

  5. Product | Open Source Ecology

    […] 9 bricks per minute demonstrated production rate using LifeTrac as a power source, this is about 3 times better than we predicted almost 2 years ago. The True Fans […]

  6. Full Local Diet | Open Source Ecology

    […] sugar crops, fuel crops. We are considering a remote control tractor for cultivating, built upon LifeTrac by adding on a differential GPS remote control module for about $100 plus solenoid […]

  7. […] may have read the proposition of turning the LifeTrac tractor auger to a lathe in this post. Here are the initial results of putting together an open […]

  8. Winter Orchard Damage | Open Source Ecology

    […] but this vole episode showed me other reasons. It’s time to get the brushhog mounted on LifeTrac and do some major […]

  9. Amatul

    WELL, I am at the laundrymat and what do I see. MAKE mag and ol friend looking out at me! hee hee – CONGRATS time, guys.

    Marcen, we still believe.

    Now building our _own_ community, one hotbed at a time – wood heated home, passive solar coldframes, manure-heated raised beds, veggie crops & planning mushroom logs, micro greenhouse out of converted ice fishing house!

    _Reuse reduce renew recycle_ you know tha drill.
    Of course you must know all about the Transition Town movement. see my page & pics – I told em all about yas and made links to our visit videos, your website too.

    Please do Come Visit Us if you are ever presenting in Burlington VT or NY state, you always have a place to stay as this house is Ginormious ovah here. We’re intergenerational humans w hardy icelandic horses sheep and chickens, on 90 acres o hilltop bliss.

    OneLove
    much success
    ! you are up to *9 bricks per minute ACTUAL*?
    Facinating, says mr Spock!
    May it all be for the benefit of all beings
    Ama & Nate

  10. […] sample yielded 13 bricks per minute with LifeTrac as the power source, for the 2″ tall bricks. See this insanity in this one minute video: […]

  11. […] run shown displays a pressing rate of 11 bricks per minute, using LifeTrac on medium-high throttle as the power source. These encouraging results also pointed to the need of […]

  12. […] frame designs drawn up in Blender to see how the proposed design will function. See past work on LifeTrac. Categories: Open Source Ecology No Comments « Open Source Chicken Incubator Continued […]

  13. […] second section – with rates of 16 and 13 bricks per minute, respectively. The power source is LifeTrac at 28 gallons per minute of hydraulic flow: Read more about these results and control […]

  14. […] for us to now focus on developing the next products in line – namely the open source tractor, LifeTrac, PowerCube, and […]

  15. […] William has been here for 2 months already, and here’s his second Dedicated Project Visit report. Don’t miss this video if you want to see 3D models and a time-lapse video of LifeTrac II – the second prototype of the open source tractor – coming together. You can read about our first prototype here. […]

  16. […] are glad to report that the LifeTrac-mounted, open source soil pulverizer has annihilated soil-handling limits from our compressed earth […]

  17. […] Here are some additional details from Sean’s video documentation work regarding the frame of the open source tractor – LifeTrac – Prototype II. William discusses some of the details on the frame, which was introduced in a previous post. From Sean’s videos so far, I like this one the most so far for its aesthetic qualities. You can read more about LifeTrac Prototype I here. […]

  18. […] today’s experiment was building and using an 8-foot diameter string trimmer powered by LifeTrac, with 1/2″ wire for the cutter. Did you ever wonder what it would be like to supersize a […]

  19. […] with LifeTrac II. Can it be any simpler? We took out the articulated joint that was present in LifeTrac I, since OSE Specifications prioritize simplicity. Skid steering may not be as elegant as articulated […]

  20. Full Product Release | Factor E Farm Blog

    […] for us to now focus on developing the next products in line – namely the open source tractor, LifeTrac, PowerCube, and […]

  21. […] we carry it over to the work place with the LifeTrac forks. LifeTrac makes for Air CEB, but The Liberator Prototype II weighs 1922 pounds […]

  22. PowerCube on LifeTrac | Factor E Farm Blog

    […] shed some light on this question, we mounted the PowerCube on LifeTrac, our open source tractor – to demonstrate the radical interchangeability of parts. This […]

  23. […] today’s experiment was building and using an 8-foot diameter string trimmer powered by LifeTrac, with 1/2″ wire for the cutter. Did you ever wonder what it would be like to supersize a […]

  24. […] are glad to report that the LifeTrac-mounted, open source soil pulverizer has annihilated soil-handling limits from our compressed earth […]

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *