Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Life-Size Lego Set Can Create Entire Economies & Civilizations

Uploaded by on 22 Oct 2011

Its an open hardware, open source, life-size Lego set that can create entire economies, whether in rural Missouri, where the project was founded, or in the developing world. Open Source Ecology is a network of farmers, engineers, and supporters building the Global Village Construction Set - a modular, DIY, low-cost, open source, high-performance 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.

So Far we've prototyped 8 of the 50 Machines and we've been expanding rapidly. We are 100% crowd-funded. We have 400 True Fans that support our work monthly.

Why should I help fund this project?

This Kickstarter push is aimed at the full testing, publishing, and deployment of the construction toolkit - the Tractor, Compressed Earth Brick Press, Soil Pulverizer, and Hydraulic Power Unit.

This toolkit will establish a new high benchmark of efficiency for green, low-cost housing construction - making natural building FAST and CHEAP, rather than SLOW and EXPENSIVE. During field testing, we aim to demonstrate $5 per sq. foot building costs, while staying within industry standard construction schedules.

The library of instructional material that we produce will make replication a straightforward task. A first time fabricator with 3 days of training will be able to build this toolkit - empowering this individual to transform the dirt beneath their feet into the material needed to construct a home, school, store, hospital, office, etc...

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