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.
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
"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.