Sunday, February 12, 2012

A Network of Farmers, Engineers, and Supporters Building the Global Village Construction Set

Open Source Ecologie:
Global Village Construction Set development  is scaling. There are currently 9 projects under active development and 3 full time developers besides me – Aaron MakarukBrianna Kufa, and Yoonseo Kang, two of which are currently off-site. The active projects include: theIronworker Machine (build started), open source Tractor (modification field testing), CNC Circuit Mill (build almost complete), CNC Torch Table (build started), Dimensional Sawmill(build to be resumed next week), Heat Exchanger (prototype 1 coil done), Gasifier Burner(complete design, rationale, CAD, cam files- details in next blog post), Modern Steam Engine (parts kit arriving next week), and Backhoe (design challenge is up at GrabCAD). You can download a linked map by Aaron that shows the scope of some of the activity in the USA.