[Discuss] Open Heavy Hardware + MicroHouse

Marcin Jakubowski marcin at opensourceecology.org
Fri Jul 25 00:18:46 UTC 2014


(sorry for cross posting if you are on other OSH lists)

We have our most ambitious open source, code-compliant MicroHouse build to
date - coming up in 2 weeks.


If you are an open source hardware hacker, you are invited for nearly-free.
We are inviting you for $15/day to cover our costs (normal cost is
$100/day). We have 28 people right now participating in the workshop - but
to achieve our epic 5-day build from foundation to finish - we need to have
44 people total for a real swarm build - modern barnraising reinvented with
open source. It's an immersion experience - if you are ever planning on
building your own house - you'll see the whole process from start to

Do you want to see our open source tractor, compressed earth brick press,
soil pulverizer, and Power Cube building the open source MicroHouse? Code
compliant at 1/3 the cost of conventional housing - but using natural local
material - dirt?

If you have any open source hardware hacker friends, please feel free to
pass this offer on to them as well. This offer applies only to the open
source community. Help us fill the workshop and participate in the most
epic open source build to date. If we can show that this works and is
replicable, we can have a profound impact on construction in general - by
using open source hardware.

We foresee an enterprise model where the house owner pays for materials,
and fees from the tuition of participants covers the construction services.
 This way, the home owner builds a home at the cost of materials. This is
one example of social production.

(This is the enterprise model that we are developing. To make it a reality,
we are recruiting talented, out-of-box builders to lead our workshops. We
are -SA, so you can use our machine blueprints to go into business
yourself. The Brick Press has digital cut files for the metal
, 3D prints
, controller
and the controller box
<http://opensourceecology.org/wiki/File:Controllerbox.zip>. Our fab
procedures are here
broken down by modules.)

Sign up
The promo code is Fifteen.


Marcin Jakubowski, Executive Director
Open Source Ecology
See Facebook <https://www.facebook.com/OpenSourceEcology> for updates.
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