6 in 60 Campaign

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Six (VERY) Dedicated Project Visitors are Working on the Prototype Buildouts for the 6 in 60 Campaign.

OSE Announces Extreme Manufacturing with the ‘6 in 60 Campaign’

Open Source Ecology (OSE) announces the 6 in 60 Campaign! From 10 May to 4 July 2013, OSE will be rapid prototyping 6 products from the Global Village Construction Set. We will build the open source microtractor, bulldozer, truck, car, backhoe, and ironworker machine, to be cut with the CNC Torch Table.

Last year, we built one of our machines - the automated Compressed Earth Brick (CEB) Press - in a single day. This year, we aim to achieve a similar speed for design - 1-day design times for our machines. How? With modular design and radical collaboration - where we design and document interchangeable modules - as building blocks of these machines. This 2 minute video is a great introduction to the Design Sprint concept.

OSE will host a series of four Design Sprints on 11 May, 18 May, 25 May and will conclude on 1 June. Throughout June, we will take the modular 3D designs and prototype the modules using 3D printers and laser cutters, then perform a buildout of each product to be completed, aptly, by the 4th of July.

OSE needs your help with this campaign!

Do you know Sketchup or LibreCAD? Do you have a 3D printer or a laser cutter? Can you do modeling, analysis, animations, or infographics? Can you do video? Are you a writer, script writer, or technical writer? Don’t know Sketchup? Take our 11 minute tutorial and you may learn enough in just 1 hour to participate in the session.

Check out the campaign’s Dashboard for a list of products and modules in-work, real-time updates, and more information about the design process. See our 3 month Prototyping Plan. Initial concepts are here, and initial 3D drawings are here.

The Design Sprints are hosted via Google Hangout, and there is the OSE 6 in 60 Community in Google+ where we post informational links, links to the Design Sprint hangouts, and a message board.

The 4th of July, America’s Independence Day, will be a day of celebration in the Open Source Community as well as we rollout 6 new open source prototypes to further transfer technological power from corporations to the individual.

If you have any questions see our 6 in 60 FAQ, or contact OSE’s Technical Community Manager, Audrey Rampone: audrey@opensourceecology.org

Quality Control Sprint - 22 June

Here is a general guideline for the Quality Assurance Sprint Assurance check.odt

OSE is nearing completion of the design process for the modules of the 6 in 60 Campaign and will begin working on quality reviews. OSE will be hosting the first Quality Control Sprint for the 6 in 60 Campaign this weekend.

Feel free to check in with us on Friday, 21 June from 7-8pm CST-USA for a Tech Check and Planning Meeting for those who wish to become more familiar with Google Hangout and get an update on the campaign. Also, if you are unavailable to work on Saturdays during the Sprint, meet with us Friday for a module assignment for off-line remote collaboration.

The Quality Control Sprint kicks off Saturday, 22 June from 9am-5pm CST-USA. Can’t participate the whole day? We will be checking in at the top of every hour-- with 5pm for wrap-up - join us anytime.

To participate, please complete the Tech Team Culturing Survey. If you have already filled it out, you are all set. Don’t forget to link to or forward your resume before the Jam. The more we know about your skills, the better we can match you with the right project.

Prototype Build-outs - 24 June to 3 July

OSE will begin the Prototype Build-outs on 24 June to 3 July. We are in need of welders, fabricators, machinists, video/cameramen and/or people who are mechanically inclined to help with the buildouts. This is a GREAT time to come to Factor e Farm in Maysville, MO for a [Work Day].

Interested in helping? Contact OSE's Technical Community Manager, Audrey, at audrey@opensourceecology.org.

See our Design Sprints Dashboard for progress on the 6 in 60 Campaign. .