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Homebrew Industrial Revolution, Political Ponerology, and Kymatica

Kevin Carson, Research Asociate at the Center for a Stateless Society, just published a book called The Homebrew Industrial Revolution: A Low Overhead Manifesto. This is a progressive review of industrial history, culminating in the present option of...

Dedicated Project Visits Continued

William Cleaver will be joining us at Factor e Farm on May 1 for a Dedicated Project Visit. He’s coming from across the big pond – from the United Kingdom – and we are planning for a 3 month stay. William is not a novice to creative...

CEB House Tour – Missouri

It turns out that there’s a CEB contractor by Lathrop, Missouri – which is  within 30 miles from us. Meet Floyd Hagerman, who has built a couple of very interesting CEB houses. The first one shown here is a hybrid – or a combination...

Open Source Manual CEB Press and Open Source Prefab Strawbale House

Hats off to our collaborators from Poland for open-sourcing a manual, dual-block CEB press. It is in the pre-alpha v0.1 release stage. Open Source MANUAL CEB PRESS beta I from Cohabitat Platform on Vimeo. You can download the existing CAD files here....

Initial CEB CAD Drawings

Here are the initial CAD drawings for the CEB press, The Liberator Beta v2.0. You can download these drawing interchange format (dxf) files at the Open+Pario project repository. You can view dxf files with QCad, AutoCAD, Lx-Viewer, or many other applications....

CEB Automation Strategy

Currently, we are still working on getting our first order of The Liberator high performance, open source, Compressed Earth Brick (CEB) press out the door. We are now upgrading the automatic controls. We have published a technical paper on the automation...

RepTab – Open Source Torch Table in MAKE Zine

RepTab, our open source torch table – was featured in the January edition of MAKE Zine. Read the full article online at MAKE. You can follow the history of this development in former blog posts. Read more about RepLab – the Open Source Fab...

Initial Steps to the Open Source Multimachine

You may have read the proposition of turning the LifeTrac tractor auger to a lathe in this post. Here are the initial results of putting together an open source lathe, plus drill and mill combination. The bill of materials is: Total – $800 for lathe,...

Winter Scene

This winter has been colder and more snowy than normal.

Happy New Year!

From post-scarcity communities, open business models, open source tractors, land stewardship, to starting some serious building this year – here’s the latest: If you are liking what you heard in the video, don’t forget to subscribe to...