User talk:Eric

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Welcome to Open Source Ecology! We hope you will contribute much and well. You will probably want to read the help pages. Again, welcome and have fun! Marcin (talk) 08:45, 20 October 2017 (CEST)


Eric, I've been following your wiki contributions, really interesting stuff, thank you for contributing.

Just a few minor suggestions, I noticed you don't use the wiki markup very much, particularly two features:

  1. numbered lists
  2. signature tag when doing discussions

For numbered lists put a hash mark in front of items, instead of manually numbering things (edit this talk page to see how I did the list above).

For tagging your comments in talk pages there is a button above the textarea (second from the end) with help text reading: "Your signature with timestamp". If you click that it will automatically insert some characters that get replaced with your name, date, etc upon saving the changes.

Definitely take some time to read the markup help pages, there is a lot of cool stuff you can do with wiki markup: https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Help:Formatting

Thanks and have fun! --Lex Berezhny (talk) 23:44, 15 November 2017 (CET)


Lex, Thank You!

I am definitely still a novice in this whole text/webpage/wikipage formatting thing so your help is greatly appreciated!

--Eric (talk) 06:45, 16 November 2017 (CET)


We are in OSE meeting now, you should join if you can:

https://meet.jit.si/OpenSourceEcology

--Lex Berezhny (talk) 21:01, 21 November 2017 (CET)


Im writing this as a template for myself.

--Eric (talk) 22:48, 24 Febuary 2017 (UTC)


wiki work

great work on the wiki Eric. if you are looking for a little project you could go through and make sure that each of these genealogy pages are listed in order of newest to oldest Genealogy_Directory Also might try to make them all styled with bullets or whatever the same way. Also, feel free to try out OpenSCAD if you want to jump in on the circular knitting machine code :D I can help with tips and tricks. --Dorkmo (talk) 21:50, 10 March 2018 (CET)


Thanks! I can definetly do the organizational stuff. For now I am trying to make "Construction Sets" for just about everything we have made or will make. I am also doing some stuff like making sure all information pages go into a page similar to constructions ses but for knowledge. Organizing the geneologies fits nicely into this so I will definetly do that.

I am a student so my work is kind of sporadic. Once I am done with all the stuff listed in the above bit I will probably do a smaller design or to of mine on this page as a sort of learning exercise. I think I will do this Open Source Vacuum Cleaner project, or maybe design a dremel tool holder to make a basic D3D 3 Axis CNC Mill.

Then once I am done with the above things I will probably join the official dev team and do stuff with that.


Anyhow how does OpenSCAD work? From what I gathered (and may be completely wrong in thinking) it is a CAD software where you directly interface with the code, instead of a program like FreeCAD where you use the interface of the software (unless you get all fancy in FreeCAD at least).

I don't think I will be of much help on that front (YET at least). Although, It seems like you are doing a fine job on it without me getting in there so I guess I will leave it at that. Sorry if I ranted a bit there, and keep up the great work!

--Eric (talk) 01:14, 10 March 2018 (UTC)


I'm just writing this as a sort of test of this f a n c y n e w s e r v e r before I do anything else.

--Eric (talk) 01:10, 24 May 2018 (UTC)


I'm Back!

Had some health related stuff to deal with, but i'm good to go now. I'm going to start by reading through the changelogs and watching the meetings, but hopefully I will be caught up soon!

--Eric (talk) 12:38, 17 November 2018 (UTC)


Happy New Year!

--Eric (talk) 22:57, 1 January 2019 (UTC)


Hi Eric, thanks for offering to help get materials together for expo events. I would most appreciate help getting together a few signs/displays and information sheets, mainly I need the graphics/documents. I would like to get an Open Source Ecology sign and a display of the 50 machines of GVCS, with a high quality graphic I can get these printed. A hand out for at least the D3D would also be good for tabling. I added some sections https://wiki.opensourceecology.org/wiki/OSE_Participation_in_Makerfaires#Tabling_supplies and if you can collect good graphics that would be super helpful.

Poli (talk) 03:03, 7 February 2019 (UTC)


Have a long weekend at last, so I'm diving into these posters. With the 50 Machines, some of them are very outdated looking (ie the 3D Printer looks like the original reprap, not the D3D). Should I correct this? Everything else is going nicely.

--Eric (talk) 21:57, 18 January 2019 (UTC)


I ordered a poster already, so that is set. It is just a sign so people have an organization name, I used this image http://www.sharingame.org/media/Global_Village_Construction_Set-1024x712.jpg . I am trying to get together a few explanation graphics to lead people through the concepts required to understanding how a 3D printer works. https://wiki.opensourceecology.org/wiki/D3D_Enterprise_Training_Program#Curriculum_for_education

So a figure showing how xyz coordinates are used in making 3D models and generating gcode is my next deliverable

Poli (talk) 02:58, 19 February 2019 (UTC)


circular knitic

lol yeah! re: the arduino shields, it is very silly and expensive use of materials, but its working for now, woot. i'll upload a picture later for the lulz -Poli

I want liquid helium and a black market nuclear Turbo-electric submarine next... --Eric (talk) 3:35, 2 March 2019 (UTC)


Just got back from a talk at UNF with my school's "Great Decisions" club. The guest speakers were James Fallowss and Deborah Fallows. They spoke about their book "Our Towns". This book explores troubled cities in the USA, but also how those same cities came back. There are a lot of similarities in philosophy, as well as some potentially useful ideas/methods in it. All in all it was a great speach, and I will now try to get some of it's bullet points down, and possibly find a reccording of it (They have broadcasts, but I don't know if it is private etc).

--Eric (talk) 00:56, 9 April 2019 (UTC)


Just got settled in for my first semester (summer B) of University at the University of North Florida (or UNF). Tommorow my classes start, but I will try to send an inquiry about using the schools fab-lab for OSE work (I toured it a few years back; pretty extensive, although I will probably stick to the welder, hand torch, and their 3D Printer, as their industral Multi Axis CNC is way too expensive and important for my needs as of now. I will try to keep everyone updated about all this excitment! (PS I also got a laptop with some REAL processing power for University + Immediately Afterwards, Huge improvement in render times, which is refreshing, I may also try a dual boot Windows+OSE Linux later)

--Eric (talk) 22:19, 23 June 2019 (UTC)


Just got signed up for the Personal Protective Equipment mini-course/quiz needed to gain acess to UNF's Machine Shop Part of their Fab-Lab! I'll finish that after homework today or tomorrow, so I should be able to use it quite soon. Their FDM + Vaccuum Former Section did get moved, as I suspected, so that requires a different inquiry... Learning how to torch, turn, and weld components should keep me busy until then!

--Eric (talk) (14:44), (2) (July) (2019) (UTC)