6 Days over 3 Weekends starting September 19
September 19-20, September 26-27, and October 3-4
Happening as a remote event, where we can ship build kits to participants in the US
Did you ever want to design or build something, but did not know where to start? We are pleased to announce the Open Source Microfactory Build Camp – where you have a chance to build a 3D printer from scratch, where you learn basic electronics and coding as you build a microcontroller from scratch, and build a 3D printed 3 phase electric motor – which you will print with the 3D printer that you built. During all of this, you will have a chance to develop basic proficiency in FreeCAD for 3D design, KiCad for circuit design, Arduino for programming, and 3D printing as you learn to design and print anything that you can imagine. You will learn how to engage in large scale collaborative design – for real, open source product. Our focus is on practical skills training and the development of real, open source products. This will take a critical mass of open source producers to reinvent the economy – based on open source microfactories and distributed production. More Info
"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
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.
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.
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.