Open Source Blueprints for Civilization. Build Yourself.
See an overview of Open Source Ecology’s work describing the Global Village Construction Set:
We’re developing open source industrial machines that can be made for a fraction of commercial costs, and sharing our designs online for free. The goal of Open Source Ecology is to create an open source economy – an efficient economy which increases innovation by open collaboration.
Open Source Microfactory STEAM Camp – January 2020
Ever have an idea and not know what to do with it? Ever wish you could build something to solve a problem that no one else has solved? But you did not know where to start? Well, you are 9 days away from being able to do that. In our 9-day Open Source Microfactory STEAM Camp, you’ll learn how to build a 3D printer and other production machines, you will learn the basic principles of design, and you’ll be able to turn your ideas into prototypes, so you can turn your prototypes into a business.
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CEB Microhouse Build in Belize – February 2020
OSE is doing its first major build outside the USA – a CEB MicroHouse Build in Belize – a 5 day Extreme Build event. This is immersion, vacation, and service. We’re working on making microhouse builds highly replicable and super efficient, both in the US and abroad.
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Summer of Extreme Design-Build 2020
Ever wish you could build something but you did not know where to start? Well, you are 30 days away from an immersion hands-on experience of building your world that will shatter any limitations you may have on this issue. You just may possibly get more diverse, hands-on, design-build skills over this summer than you would normally get over a lifetime, as you shift your mindset further from observer to builder of the world around you…
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Development on the GVCS occurs both on site at Factor e Farm and remotely via Design Sprints, university collaborations, pilot projects, immersion workshops, and other development opportunities.
If you have organizational skill and you are interested in working more closely with the core OSE team – help us organize university lectures, OSE chapters, Team Projects, Senior Projects, Capstone Projects, Design Teams, Competitions, and Social Enterprise Challenges.
We are developing tools to help you! Any donation, big or small, can help. We are proud to say that we follow agile, lean development practice – and 98% of your donations go directly to project development.