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Steven Paris
(saparisor) - M

Locale: Pacific Northwest
Really cool idea: the Global Village Construction Set on 11/02/2012 22:08:09 MDT Print View

Just stumbled across this; it seems like the kind of open-minded thinking that is possible in our networked world now.

http://opensourceecology.org/index.php

From the site:

"Open Source Ecology is a network of farmers, engineers, and supporters that for the last two years has been creating the Global Village Construction Set, an open source, low-cost, high performance technological platform that allows for the easy, DIY fabrication of the 50 different Industrial Machines that it takes to build a sustainable civilization with modern comforts. The GVCS lowers the barriers to entry into farming, building, and manufacturing and can be seen as a life-size lego-like set of modular tools that can create entire economies, whether in rural Missouri, where the project was founded, in urban redevelopment, or in the developing world."

Miguel Arboleda
(butuki) - MLife

Locale: Kanto Plain, Japan
Re: Really cool idea: the Global Village Construction Set on 11/02/2012 22:44:02 MDT Print View

What an incredible link and idea, Steven. Thanks so much for introducing this!

Ken Thompson
(kthompson) - MLife
Re: Really cool idea: the Global Village Construction Set on 11/02/2012 23:04:52 MDT Print View

Very interesting. The milker was a bit of a surprise, at first.