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Jelou, just a quick note: on the welcome message 'To join OSE full time - we are offering our first ever Immersion Program in 2008. Marcin (talk) 20:10, 24 May 2019 (UTC)' I believe the year should be 2018.

Hoping on contributing more meaningful things shortly. Macarti.

Hey Marcin, just wondering if there was a meeting today or if that got moved due to the long weekend? (and I'm not sure if yu have been getting my emails but it may be an issue on my end (so I didn't want to send another) ) Anywho I may be able to tune in since school is kind of dying down with summer approaching.

--Eric (talk) 18:22, 29 May 2018 (UTC)

Re:Welcome to Open Source Ecology!

Hi Marcin. First of all, congratulation for your huge work and hank you for accepting and welcoming me!

Because of my chemical engineering background, I would like to collaborate for the description and design of some equipment. At this regard, I started a discussion in Talk:Heat_Exchanger.

Please let me know your opinion. --Daniele Pugliesi (talk) 02:05, 19 November 2018 (UTC)

ceb v1708

in the CEB v1708 1/2" CAM layout file this doesnt look right to me? --Dorkmo (talk) 01:54, 7 August 2017 (CEST)

Dr. Jakubowski, I was wondering if anyone had done any shallow core sampling on the farm to get a good idea what the native soil horizons look like, what minerals are in abundance, et cetera?James Clark 12:24, 15 June 2011 (PDT)

hey marcin, do you know if there was a wiring diagram made for the CEB press control box? ive found most of the stuff about how to set it up but never could find instructions on which wire goes where. i started making one here from the pictures ive seen but most of the smaller wires i cant figure out. i thought i'd ask now that im realizing im stuck. thanks -dorkmo

hi marcin. is "Multimachine" going to be the formal wiki name of the "CNC Precision Multimachine"? --syk0saje 03:20, 3 May 2011 (PDT)

The Official List and names is at our main website, --Marcin

Cad drawings

Marcin, I have just learned how to use BRL-CAD and can make CAD drawings full time for the near future. I made a 'first draft' of a design for the Well-drilling Rig and would like to work on either a preliminary design for another of the machines or make drawings of something like the tractor bucket or backhoe, etc. I want to work on something else in the next few days to weeks so that the community has time to comment on the well-drilling rig and after that time I can go back and make any revisions to that that the community comes up with. I would like to know what the most important item is that is not already being worked on by someone else. I had read that someone is working on CAD files for the tractor and that the torch table is cutting some of the pieces for it so that sounds like it is covered, does the liberator have CAD drawings, or are there things that need formal CAD drawings (rather than just blender mockups). -Andrew Buck 08:44, 18 May 2011 (PDT)

Andrew - i added you to the CAD team. We have a number of people - and after the production run, we aim to leverage all this assistance to generate CAD for about 20 other devices - in which we'll need all the help we can get. We plan on then prototyping Sep 1-30 in the Factor e Farm Convergence (to be blogged). Spread the word on the forums, and let's keep building our CAD team - Marcin
I will do the survey and add myself to the relevant CAD team (thank you for pointing me to the CAD team by the way, I hadn't found it on the help pages). I would like to know what to be working on right now though. Of the 20 devices you plan to build in the next phase I would assume very few, if any have formal drawings made. Is there a place where the list is up that I can see what the 20 machines are, and are there some that you and the others on the farm think are particularly important to the next phase. I plan on doing this full time for the next few weeks and if I have to spend 3 days waiting around on forum replies, etc, it is 3 days I can't do anything productive. I plan to do the loader bucket, universal rotor (which I will try to make work with my well drilling rig), and the backhoe. If these sound good that's what I will do, but if there is something else needed for the next phase I would focus on that instead. Also, do you work in standard inches feet, etc in the shop or do you use meters, cm etc, or a mix of the two. The well drilling rig uses some of both systems as I wasn't sure what you typically worked with but if I know the preferred system it is easier to do that right from the get go. -Andrew Buck 09:14, 18 May 2011 (PDT)
I have added renderings of a couple of the models I finished so far. I have models for the Universal Rotor and the Backhoe. I have added a PNG version of a 2d sketch of the rotor (the wiki won't let me upload SVG files), if you or someone else on the farm there could add dimensions to it as indicated in the note that would be cool. The dimensions it has now should be reasonably close to the one you have there but it would be nice to have an accurate model for discussion of changes to be made before the next prototype. I plan to keep modeling, but am running out of ideas of things to work on until I do the second drafts of these models, any suggestions on where to go next would be appreciated. -Andrew Buck 22:09, 19 May 2011 (PDT)


Wikinames/solid GVCS list

Hi Marcin, can you please confirm the list here to ensure that all 50 machines are accounted for? I am updating the hierarchy tree on the Main Page so we can all be working on the same GVCS tools and keep them straight. Ryan Lutz 01:51, 24 July 2011 (CEST)

moved from personal page

Marcin, when you are creating new pages, please put them in standard categories using Elifarley's breadcrumb template. So if you are creating a page about MicroTrac, put {{Breadcrumb|Food and Agriculture|Farm equipment|MicroTrac}} at the top. See Wiki instructions#Using_Categories. Thanks! --Conor 14:50, 22 April 2011 (PDT)


I am from a wiki culture slightly different than Wikipedia, in that we encourage all constructive edits, even to our words or personal pages. It is in that spirit that I did the work I did. Please revert any/all of my work. Best, MarkDilley

Winga style wind turbine

Dear Marcin and Team,

Have you researched the design possibilities of a Winga style wind turbine?

Here is a link.

These guys are totally open for collaboration. All they want are working prototypes and that next-generation wind-turbines get established around the world.

If efficiencies are as they claim from wind-tunnel tests, this could be fantastic, and could replace the old 3 bladed design and strengthen the Global Village Construction Set!

I've spoken by phone with Fred Churchill in Canada and met several times with Volker Thomsen here in Germany, so mention my name if you want.

All best wishes, Clinton Callahan

Collaboration Opportunity

Hello Marcin, Please contact me when you get a chance. Recall Stephanie Fearon from University of Minnesota summer of 1994?? We should catch up. Your work with the open source hardware is very related to my current research. I am sure you are busy.... but if you get a chance... let's chat ( I am doing some work in Biofuels at UF.

I look forward to hearing from you.


joining the 2-year replication training immersion program

Hi Marcin,

My name is Hans Rippel & I am interested in being part of the "2-year replication training immersion program" that is supposed to start in 2017. Please let me know what I can do to become apart of it.

I'm currently living in Brazil but I'm from Europe (Austria/Hungary) and completely focused on sustainability and I am globally minded due to having lived on 4 continents & visited over 40 countries.

A few years back I've co-started a project in Hungary that focus on helping small farmers to become more sustainable, formerly I have studied psychology with a focus on positive psychology, worked as a health coach to combine the science of nutrition with positive psychology, my brother is studying sustainable farming in Switzerland and I am helping him start a local farmers CO2 reduction program, and in the mean time I am looking to start local sustainable projects here in Brazil.

I hope I can become a part of OSE's immersion program.

kind regards, Hans

Rapid Prototyping Crash Training

Hey Marcin, noticed my name is mentioned on Rapid_Prototyping_Crash_Training.

  • I notice my name was down for "How to design and build them in Sketchup"
  • Do you want me to make some content for that?
    • If so just outline / list what you want me to cover and format (screenshare / notes / instructable...etc).


Marcin - would like to introduce you to College of the Atlantic

Hello Marcin-

My name is Darron Collins, I am the President of and an alumnus of the College of the Atlantic ( I never intended on becoming a college president and don't think I fit the mold of such a position, but I'm good at my job because I've always loved this place and love it now more than ever. Somehow, I think you'd love it too and would find yourself right at home.

I'd like to find a way to get you here for a visit because I believe our campus could very well become something of a laboratory for Open Source Ecology. I know you already have such a lab in your Factor e Farm, but I thought you might like to consider partnering with an experimental college as a way of further testing your ideas. We're just 350 students and 40 faculty, have no departments, offer just one interdisciplinary major in human ecology, and have our campus on the ocean at Mount Desert Island, Maine, complete with two 100+ acre farms.

I'm guessing you have a lot on your plate, especially around the holidays. But if you could drop me an email at or, better yet, call me at 207-266-5161, I'd really like to talk with you.

Something to consider: would you ever give a commencement address at graduation? Ours is Saturday, June 7 2014. Just an idea ...

Please be in touch-


Darron Collins President, College of the Atlantic 105 Eden Street Bar Harbor, Maine 04609

Activate Extended wiki formatting capabilities

Hello, I am a newly signed up user and have been sort of cleaning up the wiki of things like Special:Brokenredirects and such. I noticed that your wiki doesn't utilize a very nice bundled in extension (since Mediawiki 1.18) called Extension:WikiEditor. I was hoping a wiki admin could enable it to show it's usefulness. Especially its ability to seamlessly preview a page (instead of needing to reload a page each time). Thanks Kunda (talk)

FYI all that needs to be done is add the string below to the bottom of LocalSettings.php

require_once __DIR__ . "/extensions/WikiEditor/WikiEditor.php";

This looks very cool! it would be good to implement. Andrew (talk)

How Chain is Made

Wanted to share this - Useful video on how chain is made, a component I noticed on the Lifetrac.

Andrew Graham

Ecuadorian Project

Dear Marcin,

As you should know because of my emails and after our skype meeting, there is a genuine interest from the Ecuadorian National Secretariat for Science & Tech to support the local development of OSE machinery. We even have our scenario, have included the translation of the GVCS in our budget, we have asked you to apply through our Prometeo Program. There is a rural community very interested in the project, we are in contact with the major, he said that there is a lot of young people waiting to hear the good news.

Could you please take some minutes of your time to give us an update on how things are developing. Not to count you in is a completely different scenario for the development of the project and we need to arrive at a decision soon enough. Would you please answer my email.

--jorgeandr3s (talk) 22:20, 1 August 2014 (CEST)

PS: We also read with interest your global expansion initiative, in 3rd world countries it might be a good idea to split the responsability of the Construction Manager in two people since most of the education on management is given through formal training but most of the training in construction is given as informal education (learning by doing it).

You can read the spanish translation for the PR here.


I just added some stuff on fixing part stringing, hope it helps!

--Eric (talk) 01:43, 9 Febuary 2019 (UTC)

Small Steam Engine

I got your mail on the Small Steam Engine / valve controllers. I have no experience with this. I'm not sure what the point of the project is either. If it is for power production from heated water, is it not better to use a Turbine or a (low temperature differential) Open_Source_Stirling_Engine (rhombic drives are more simple, see Volo One) as these are more efficient ? Perhaps also take a look at the simple solar tracker made by George Plhak

OS combined cycle (talk) 13:00, 17 February 2019 (UTC)