OSE Developer Former Team Members
I want to dedicate my life to developing sustainable futures. My recent journeys and experiences have made me realize how much need there is for alternative systems in almost every aspect of life. My interests are many and also touch on probably every aspect of life, but I've always loved learning about technology, in general, and the human brain. One of my favorite books is 'Out of Control' by Kevin Kelly which I would recommend to anyone who's interested in or loves technology, as well as his more recent book 'What Technology Wants'.
I've been an open source enthusiast since 2005 and was inspired by Marcin's TED talk in 2011, however, at the time was too distracted, under-resourced, and eventually demoralized by my job search trying to break into the nanotech industry. Many changes between then and the end of 2015 led to me breaking away from many of my previous thoughts and habits and began actively searching for a path to a more sustainable future not just for myself but for everyone. It is my belief and hope that the OSE's mission will play a huge role in leading us there.
I've previously been a Navy nuke electrician, fulfilled roles as an intern and research technician for a couple laboratories at the University of Washington focused on the prototyping and microfabrication of biosensors and microfluidic systems, and ensured the safe and reliable transportation of passengers on the iconic Seattle Monorail.
I have had experience in the operation, troubleshooting, maintenance and repair of many types of operational and information systems to varying degrees of familiarity.
• Extensive: electrical, electronic, mechanical, pneumatic, hydraulic
• Moderate: computer operating systems (Mac, Linux)
• Limited: IoT devices, programming (can read and understand most common scripting and programming languages)
Some experience welding and performing various tasks related to metal fabrication.
Salam El Bsat
I am a Roboticist with a "deep" interest in Reinforcement Learning. I have an M.Sc. in Mechatronics Engineering (Robotics & AI Emphasis) from Rafik Hariri University, Lebanon. I come with six-year experience in Robotics, four of which are in logistics & industrial robotics for healthcare e.g.: Pharmacy Automation - Automated Guided Vehicles - Pneumatic Tube Systems - Robotic IV (Deployment, Testing & Commissioning, Maintenance). While the other two are in educational robotics, where I am heavily involved in penetrating the classical K-12 curriculum with up-to-date STEM based Robotics Courses across the Lebanese K-12 academic infrastructure.
My research interests lie in the zone of deep reinforcement learning for robotics application, lifelong learning, and transfer learning of robots.
Extreme Sports, Photography & Digital Fabrication Enthusiast.
I'm contributing to OSE because generating ideas, working together, bringing solutions We can make a better world for the people. It is the future.
I am an architect (U.N.A.H 2015) with focus on applied technologies, art and the improvement of the habitat of our communities. I learn every day about new CAD, BIM and 3D software, materials and technologies, in search of new concepts that can be projected in architectural solutions.
I'm looking for new partners. I have an open mind, I want to grow professional, striving to be a better person every day. My recent research seek aesthetics in the planning and application of prefabricated systems, modulates, Eco/friendly, smart use of the space.
I have a background on mathematical and physical science. With it, I'm interested on variety of domains in technology, from computer science to mechanics, by passing through electronics. I discovered Linux operating system when I began my university classes, and with this event began a long journey through the world of open source software. The concept of open source is very interesting for me and I choose to use in preference the products which respect this way of working. I think that I'm on another journey with the Open Source Ecology, which is based on the same principles, but the very big difference is that the products here are to be produced in the real world. I'm in the domain of teaching in technology and I want to benefit from the OSE to help bringing technology learning in another step.
I have a Master Degree in Mechanics Modelling (Structural mechanics, CFD and system dynamics). I also have a BTS (2 year Degree) in Electronics and Computer science. I'm now a teacher in Engineering science.
I want to see the development of liberating and sharable technologies, stick it to the man, and do so while growing really great tomatoes. I wanted to learn a bundle of tools for design and fabrication, and here's an opportunity to do so in the coolest community while benefiting others. (Also, come on, I just want one these post-apocalyptic Mad Max looking tractors.)
My background is in high school education and curriculum design. I taught logic and English in high schools in Florida, Idaho, and Indonesia, and wrote a rhetoric text for a series of African schools. Recently I decided to work on a small bundle of hard skills: I took a welding certificate last year, started taking workshops at a makerspace, and am now learning the OSE toolchain. In the future I'd like to reinvent K-12 education by modeling it on a city. I plan to build my own tiny house and sailboat.
I'm just simple brazilian people, have studied basic Mathematics and Physics and tinker of mechanics and electronics systems. My life way is struggle against all kinds of oppression and obscurity. Since 1998 libre Software user
Will van Twuijwer
I am a designer currently enrolled in a MA in Collaborative & Industrial Design at the Aalto University in Helsinki, Finland.
After graduating from my BA in Interior Architecture at the Willem de Kooning Academy in Rotterdam: the Netherlands, in 2012, I worked as a freelance designer on several project evolved around Low-Tech, DIY and participatory design.
Currently I am researching the accessibility of technology and the incorporation of social activities in production processes as part of my Master's thesis as well as through various projects.
I'm contributing to OSE because I see the value in everyone having access to resources to provide a living for one's self and community. I also intend to utilize the information gathered to build my own affordable seed-eco home and create my own home workshop and distributed enterprise.
I'm an Electrical Engineer by training from Michigan Tech. I'd like to help rebuild America's infrastructure with the help of open source principles and am interested in making America Energy Independent as one of my career goals. I firmly believe in the possibilities of open source hardware for bettering my life and the lives of others. My skills include basic I.T., power electronics, power systems, and motor drives as well as some basic business skills.
As a civil engineering student in beautiful Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Kassie explores the way communities interact with their built environment. She is drawn to the cooperative energy of Open Source Ecology. While working on the technical side of OSE's projects, she is learning about the ways open source hardware could help eliminate our current barriers to a sustainable, adaptable, economically feasible structure of civilization. She hopes that her CAD, explanation, organization, and documentation abilities add as much value to the team as possible. With a great deal of gratitude, she is happy to be able to collaborate with such a unique team.
Collaborating with OSE members has helped me realize the enormous potential Open Source principles have for dismantling and replacing the current mainstream economic paradigm by providing people with similar quality tools for the production of their material environment that require fewer resources and rely more on cooperative community participation and knowledge building.
Jean-Baptiste is a freelance graphic designer living in Santiago, Chile and has worked on a wide variety of projects for both local and overseas clients for nearly a decade. In recent years he's been focusing his efforts on helping start ups, small and upcoming businesses materialize their ideas. He has a great deal of experience using Illustrator & Photoshop and is knowledgeable in Indesign, Inkscape, GIMP and is in the process of learning FreeCAD.
He has been working with Open Source Ecology as a remote collaborator since 2013 and has contributed over a dozen infographics for some of the 50 machines that form part of the Global Village Construction Set (GVCS) and has helped to establish some of OSE's preliminary graphic guidelines among other graphic assets over the years. He was also part of the team that documented the one day assembly process for the Ironworker 3.0 in 2013 and was the Graphic Team's Lead for the Pattern Language Icon design efforts in 2015.
Open Source hardware gives us the potential to innovate exponentially. It is a way to move to an economy of abundance from one of artificial scarcity.
Richard is a real estate investor from Northwest Indiana with years of experience in asset management, creative finance, accounting, advertising, tenant management and construction. He is looking to expand his skills in Human Resources while contributing to a dynamic organization which seeks to fundamentally change the way we share ideas and innovation through open source design and distributive enterprise.
I have a background in Mathematics. I love the subject and its applications which I believe is just about anything. I have gotten very interested in electronics and machines over the last year and a half and I have made couple of things myself. I am also working as a business process analyst which I feel will help me in documentation for the project. What drew me in about Open Source Ecology was the what the project stands for and the whole notion of it being open source. I have found that is the coolest part of the programming community and I have always been somewhat bothered by the notion that any work should be compensated financially. I love the idea of being able to contribute to this project is a great privilege and I hope to be able to contribute in meaningful ways. I believe that this is the future of the world. As we continue to drive automation the job market will get smaller and smaller. I think having the skills and information that this movement provides will be completely necessary in the future. I hope to be able to share this work with others and look forward to collaborating with the team. My end goals are to learn quite a bit, add as much value to the project and world with my work, and to help this project progress as much as I can.
a fundraising professional based in Tempe, Arizona with years of experience in design, storytelling, branding, software development, and research university advancement. He's passionate about permaculture, entrepreneurship, self-reliance, and healing and wellness.
“I'm grateful to be contributing to the Open Source Economy and excited to see the positive outcomes for people and the planet.”
Hart is a fundraising professional based in Tempe, Arizona with years of experience in design, storytelling, branding, software development, and research university advancement. He's passionate about permaculture, entrepreneurship, self-reliance, and healing and wellness.
I am interested in radical decentralization and resilience technologies, and more particularly the narratives that drive them. I have a background in film and art as well as a lifelong DIY addiction. I am currently an undergraduate student at Utah State University studying sustainable food production.
I joined the team because I had the opportunity to fulfill an internship credit as an OSE Developer, giving me enough time to participate in this project I have been watching for some time now. I hope to replicate the OSE heavy machines, hopefully by forming a local group of developers.