Category Archives: Open Source Hardware

Hippies with Powertools

They’re still at it! Marcin sounded a little disappointed that he hadn’t finished his “Civilisation starter kit on a DVD” already, but that was always pie-in-the-sky idealism like mine! I’m just excited that he now has funding, and such a … Continue reading

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I sent the following letter to various politicians at the African Union.

Hi, Is the African Union aware of the Open Source Hardware movement? In short there is a FREE movement called “Open Source Hardware” that gives away FREE plans for CHEAP and EASY build-it-yourself Tractors, Torch table, Drill press, Earth Brick … Continue reading

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Industrial Production V SOCIAL production

This is the best talk I’ve ever heard on the phenomenon of “Open Source” software, projects, knowledge (wikipedia), and cultural exchanges. If you can take in all the subtleties and really concentrate on the talk right into the last few … Continue reading

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Open Source Biochar energy project

Yes, the “Long Now” dude has decided to produce a customisable gasification biochar kit for people to tinker with, measure the results, and innovate. It’s more about experimentation than industrialisation, more about co-operation and shared knowledge than private innovation for … Continue reading

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