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> Reprap Opensource 3D Printer > Animachine @Youin3D, Berlin > Industrial Energy Monitoring > Medical Device Firmware > Nanode, DIY IoT Device > Electronic Medical Records > Sustainability Research > Open Source Ecology

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> UCL Occupation > Occupy London Tech Team > Cryptoparty London > Hurricane Hackers > Fliehkraft, Berlin > Eco Village

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Open Source Ecology Dedicated Project Visit
Call to action (from OSE Wiki): We are building a kit of the 50 most important machines that it takes for modern life to exist - everything from a tractor, to an oven, to regenerative agriculture. Then we create open source blueprints - so that anyone can build and maintain these at a fraction of what it costs today. Our goal is to create a life size LEGO set of powerful production tools and productive ecosystems - that can distribute production - to build modern economies from abundant, local resources. The scope of our development centers around the 50 tools of the Global Village Construction Set - but it does not end there. We are interested in systems that derive from these tools. These derivatives include MicroHouses, Aquaponic Greenhouses, regenerative agriculture systems, Production Facilities, and many others. Further, OSE is interested in components, design tools, and other ancillary technologies that lead to distributed production in general and the Global Village Construction Set in particular. The common thread is distributing raw productive power towards personal autonomy, and increased connection between people - in a more meaningful world... More info: OSE Wiki: DPV.
I was able to participate at the Open Source Ecology Project remotely online via the wiki prior to my visit and also for one month onsite at the Factor E Farm (Maysville, USA) by doing a Dedicated Project Visit in November 2013.
Open Source Ecology (OSE) project.
The main goal of the project is to create a collaborative and open-source platform for designing, building, and distributing industrial machines that can be used to establish sustainable local production systems. By providing easy access to the "Global Village Construction Set" – a collection of 50 essential machines for modern life such as tractors, brick presses, wind turbines – OSE aims to empower communities economically while promoting environmental stewardship.
In an age where transitioning towards local production, self-repair, sustainability, and open source hardware is crucial due to dwindling resources and increasing demand on our planet's ecosystems; the impact of OSE can be profound:

* Economic empowerment: Local communities gain control over their means of production by using low-cost machinery made from locally sourced materials.
* Environmental sustainability: Building durable machines using efficient processes reduces waste generation and resource consumption.
* Resilience: Communities become more resilient in the face of natural disasters or supply chain disruptions by relying on local manufacturing and repair capabilities.
* Knowledge dissemination: By adopting an open-source model, knowledge about these technologies can spread rapidly across different societies globally without being hindered by intellectual property restrictions.
Overall, OSE has the potential not only to revolutionize how we view manufacturing but also contribute significantly toward creating a more environmentally friendly society that prioritizes localized economic development rather than centralized exploitation-driven industries.