Archives for May,2011

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Production Run Update

Greetings from Factor e Farm. Life has been busy around here. We’re in the middle of a production run, so we’re working pretty much round the clock. What’s cool is that as we’re building things, we’re finding all these things...

Greetings!

Hello everyone! Iā€™m Chris Fornof, the newest member of the awesomeness that is Open Source Ecology! We've been busy!

OSE Development Crowdmap

We have created a Crowdmap to leverage the contributions of people worldwide who are helping bring the GVCS to completion. The point of the Crowdmap is to create a repository of information – collected via micro-contributions of content from people...

Organizational Development

Yesterday we received an offer from a potential donor – offering a substantial, yearly donation. This got me thinking about our nonprofit sector strategy, as this offer is within the tax-exempt status of the nonprofit sector. So I wrote up a summary...

Open Source CNC Torch Table: First Fire

The Open Source CNC Torch Table has achieved first fire and is now cutting parts for the open source tractor: Open Source CNC Torch Table: First Fire from Open Source Ecology on Vimeo. Sound track is Epic 1 by Joe Post, True Fan. This is a sample cut...

Open Source CNC Torch Table Shakedown

The open source CNC Torch Table is now working (download Torch Table CAD file here). We aim to start cutting tractor parts with it today. We tested it first with a marker on a dry-erase board for replicability. This shows that a toolpath can be re-produced...

Lasersaur Open Source Laser Cutter: First Fire

We are adopting the Lasersaur open source laser as our Laser Cutter platform. Lasersaur succeeded in its Kickstarter offering last year, and recently, they achieved first fire. Look at the amazing precision of the cut: We aim to collaborate on the open-sourcing...

Open Source Tractor Prototype III

Sparks are flying in the workshop, and the Torch Table is ready for computer-aided manufacturing (CAM). Will is producing CAD and CAM files for the Tractor, from across the ocean, so we can cut tractor parts automatically:

Solar Fire Breakthrough

Ladies and gentlemen, we have a breakthrough on the Solar Turbine project. We are adopting the Solar Fire concentrator technology as our official solar energy platform. OSE and Solar Fire are entering into partnership – with a single purpose of...