Sepp Hasslberger: Urban Farming in Kansas

Sepp Hasslberger

Sepp Hasslberger

Is Urban Farming taking off? Here’s a documentary about the Urban Farming Guys in Kansas City… 

Check Out What the Urban Farming Guys Have Been Doing the Last 3 Years. You’re Gonna Be Amazed.

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Jan 22

Jean Lievens: Open Source Cars

Categories: Design,Manufacturing
Jean Lievens

Jean Lievens

Tabby and Wikispeed: open-source cars

Small businesses are counting on Open Source in order to speed up change in the slow and massive automotive industrial sector. Sharing…for greater innovation!

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So for €2,050 (£1,600), you can buy an operational car chassis on which you can build your own car. OSVehicle sees itself as a springboard for innovation, “a starting point for the creation of a new range of vehicles.”

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Jan 16

Jeffrey Jaxen: Open Source 3D Printer Relevant to Food, Water, Nutrition, and Medicine

Categories: Manufacturing
Jeff Jaxen

Jeff Jaxen

……is a physical device that can give “people everywhere the ability to be more self-sustaining and self-reliant in four key areas: food, water, nutrition and medicine.”

Health Ranger to release open source 3D printer files for upcoming invention with early 2015 release date

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What’s so extraordinary about this invention is that it requires no electricity and no complex moving parts (no pumps, no circuit boards, no gears, etc.). That means it’s 100% EMP-proof, power grid failure proof and even radiation proof.

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Nov 23

Jean Lievens: Build Your Own Micro-Factory — Freedom Through Inexpensive Open Source Everything

Categories: Manufacturing
Jean Lievens

Jean Lievens

Build Your Own Micro-Factory (It’s Cheaper Than You Think)

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At the root of Gershenfeld’s course is a list of machines. These are not exotic, multi-million dollar machines, although you can certainly spend a pretty penny on the top end models in each category. Rather, these devices, with the possible exception of the 3d printer are all fairly well known quantities. Gershenfeld’s Fabrication Laboratory (Fab-Lab, for short), networks these various machines and makes them work together. He does that in a space about the size of a two-car garage.

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Oct 26