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Find out more about the Open Source Microfactory STEAM Camp.

Build Yourself. Build Your World.

Jan 25-Feb 2, 2020 in Ghent, Belgium - Richmond, Virginia - Dallas, Texas (3 locations all running at the same time)

Did you ever want to design or build something, but did not know - where to start? We've got a program - that in only 9 days - will make sure - that never happens to you - again. Through our collaborative design and build training - in only 9 days - you will learn and be proficient in CAD, 3D printing, electronics, microcontrollers, and coding. You will build your own 3D printer, a pen plotter, a cordless welder, and ... a Raspberry Pi tablet. You’ll even get to take the things you build - home with you after the program ends! That includes the 3D Printer, the CNC plotter, and the Raspberry Pi tablet! So you will always have an effective open hardware development kit - ready when you are. In the first 4 days, you will learn how to design just about anything in FreeCAD, as you design and print various tools you’ll be using throughout the program- you’ll even have built your own 3D Printer by the end of your first day. Throughout the program, you’ll be building a Video Studio with lights, camera, tripod, and slider.

We focus on collaborative design – and this is our first ever event that is happening in 3 locations at the same time in Europe and America. The goal is to collaborate with the 3 groups so that rapid design and prototyping can take place – as a combined effort which accelerates innovation and creates a viable path to the open source economy. More Info



Find out more about the CEB Microhouse Build in Belize.


Build Yourself. Build Your World.

February 22-26, 2020 in Belize (Central America)

Did you ever want to build your own home – but did not know where to start, or not even think it was possible? In this hands-on workshop – we show you how to do it – from the dirt beneath your feet – using our open source Compressed Earth Block (CEB) press. Here is your chance – as a voluntourism and edutourism opportunity in Belize, Central America. We are using our open source Compressed Earth Block press to do an Extreme Build of a 144 square foot CEB Microhouse – in 5 days. More Info



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"Openly licensing allows others to replicate, reuse, adapt, improve, adopt, bring to scale, write about, talk about, remix, translate, digitize, redistribute and build upon what we have done." - Shuttleworth Foundation

Please join us by becoming a True Fan today.

Open Source Ecology is accelerating the growth of the next economy - the Open Source Economy - an economy that optimizes both production and distribution - while promoting environmental regeneration and social justice. We are building the Global Village Construction Set. This is a high-performance, modular, do-it-yourself, low-cost platform - that allows for the easy fabrication of the 50 different industrial machines that it takes - to build a small, sustainable civilization with modern comforts.

Civilization Starter Kit - v0.01

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The Civilization Starter Kit currently contains all the training materials you need to build 4 out of 50 Global Village Construction Set machines (Beta v0.01). Join our global network of independent replicators creating a sustainable, open source economy.

Table of Contents

OSE Orientation



  • Sign up for our monthly newsletter, OSEmail
  • Start an OSE Club - Get students involved in large-scale collaboration by turning class time into global collaboration time. See OSE Clubs Collaboration.


  • Buy our products. 100% of our proceeds go to a nonprofit cause to change the world.

Product Development Schedule

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TED Talk - Marcin Jakubowski PhD

Best of TED (2011) - #6 by the Huffington Post

About the OSE Organization

Open Source Ecology is a lean start-up dedicated to transparency in all of its operations. Below, you will find information about how decisions are made, who is making them, how much revenue is generated, how its spent, etc.


Process and Values



Annual Report 2012:

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Global Village Construction Set

The Global Village Construction Set
Habitat CEB Press Cement Mixer Sawmill Bulldozer Backhoe
Agriculture Tractor Seeder Hay Rake Well-Drilling Rig
Microtractor Soil Pulverizer Spader Hay Cutter Trencher
Bakery Oven Dairy Milker Microcombine Baler
Industry Multimachine Ironworker Laser Cutter Welder Plasma Cutter
CNC Torch Table Metal Roller Rod and Wire Mill Press Forge Universal Rotor
3D Printer 3D Scanner CNC Circuit Mill Industrial Robot Chipper Hammermill
Drill Press Induction Furnace
Energy Power Cube Gasifier Burner Solar Concentrator Electric Motor Generator Hydraulic Motor
Steam Engine Heat Exchanger Wind Turbine Pelletizer Universal Power Supply
Nickel-Iron Battery
Materials Aluminum Extractor Bioplastic Extruder
Transportation Car Truck

Imprimante 3D Scanner 3D Extracteur d'Aluminum Pelleteuse Four à Pain Presse à balles de paille Extrudeuse à bioplastiques Bulldozer Voiture Presse BTC Betonnière Broyeur à marteaux Imprimante de circuits électroniques Table de découpe numérique Trayeuse Perçeuse à colonne Moteur électrique Gazogène Faucheuse Râteau à foin Moteur hydraulique Fourneau à induction Bras robotisé Poinçonneuse Découpeur Laser Laminoir à plaques Microcombine Microtracteur Multimachine Batterie Ni-Fe Machine à granulés Torche plasma Power Cube Presse hydraulique Laminoir à barres et fils de fer Pulvérisateur de terre Scierie Semoir Concentrateur solaire Roto-bêche Moteur à vapeur Echangeur de chaleur Tracteur Fraiseuse de tranchée Camion Alimentation électrique universelle Rotor universel Poste de soudure à l'arc Plateforme de forage de puits Eolienne

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