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A listing of all open-source fabrication technologies and methods to open the means of production to everyone.

OKFestival. The Third Industrial Revolution. Cooperative. In short, a coop can be defined as "a jointly owned enterprise engaging in the production or distribution of goods or the supplying of services, operated by its members for their mutual benefit, typically organized by consumers or farmers.

"[4] Cooperative businesses are typically more economically resilient than many other forms of enterprise, with twice the number of co-operatives (80%) surviving their first five years compared with other business ownership models (41%).[5] Cooperatives frequently have social goals which they aim to accomplish by investing a proportion of trading profits back into their communities. As an example of this, in 2013, retail co-operatives in the UK invested 6.9% of their pre-tax profits in the communities in which they trade as compared with 2.4% for other rival supermarkets.[6] The International Co-operative Alliance was the first international association formed by the cooperative movement.

It includes the World Council of Credit Unions. Origins[edit] A third industrial revolution. Open Design Now | Why design cannot remain exclusive. Other > Physibles - TPB. DIY Drones. A newbie's guide to UAVs. What is an amateur UAV? An Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) is an aircraft that has the capability of autonomous flight, without a pilot in control. Amateur UAVs are non-military and non-commercial. They typically fly under “recreational” exceptions to FAA regulations on UAVs, so long as the pilots/programmers keep them within tight limits on altitude and distance.

Usually the UAV is controlled manually by Radio Control (RC) at take-off and landing, and switched into GPS-guided autonomous mode only at a safe altitude. What do I need to make one? ---1) An RC plane, muticopter (quadcopter/hexacopter/tricopter, etc) or helicopter. What does DIY Drones have to offer? The DIY Drones community has created the world's first "universal autopilots", ArduPilot Mega (APM) and its next-generation big brother, Pixhawk. A full setup consists of: Pixhawk autopilot: The electronics, including twin processors, gyros, accelerometers, pressure sensors, GPS and more (shown at right).

Arduino - HomePage. Raspberry Pi | An ARM GNU/Linux box for $25. Take a byte! Lasersaur. Lasersaur The Lasersaur is an open source laser cutter. We designed it to fill the need of makers, artist and scientist who wanted a safe and highly-capable machine. Unlike others it comes fully loaded with knowledge to run, maintain, and modify. Since its conception, Nortd Labs and the Lasersaur community has generated knowledge to develop a comprehensive system. How can you Contribute? Unlike software, hardware RD is costly even when living off of Ramen. Short on cash? $32 Beta Access: Support the project and get full access to design documents, community (mailing list), and software before the project goes fully open source. $(any) Project Support: Simply want to support the project?

We Accept Bitcoin! Credits Mad props to reprap.org, www.cnczone.com, arduino.cc, grbl, buildlog.org, and their giants' shoulders. Main Page - partsregistry.org. Hackteria.org. Generation FAB by Matthew Gardiner on Prezi. Protei. >> 2013/04/25, 08:00 : Barcelona, Spain>> 2013/04/18, 08:00 - April 21, 20:00 : Casablanca, Morroco>> 2012/04/06, 08:00 - April 10, 20:00 Tema (Accra), Ghana>> 2013/03/25, 08:00 - March 30, 20:00 : CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA>> 2013/03/08, 08:00 - March 18, 20:00 : Port Louis, Mauritanie>> 2013/03/06 08:00 - March 11, 20:00 : Cochin, India>> 2013/03/01, 20:00 - Feb 25, 08:00 : Rangoon, Burma>> 2013/02/20, 08:00 - Feb 21, 20:00 : Singapore>> 2013/02/12, 08:00 - February 18, 16:00 : Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam>> 2013/02/07, 08:00 - Feb 8, 20:00 : Hong Kong>> 2013/02/03 : 08:00 - Feb 4, 20:00 : Shanghai, China>> 2013/01/30, 08:00 - Jan 31, 20:00 : Kobe, Japan>> 2013/01/27, 08:00 - Jan 28, 23:00 : Yokohama, Japan >> 2013/01/15, 08:00 - 16, 20:00 : Hilo, Hawaii, USA>> 2013/01/9, 17:00 : departure from San Diego, CA, USA >> 2012/11/29 : TEDxVilaMada "Nosso Planeta Agua" Sao Paolo, Brasil >> 2012/10/18 - 28 : Protei at Lodz Design Festival, Poland.

Blog Origin of the name & Biomimicry Protei Community. DIYLILCNC. MakerBot Industries. Desktop Factory: 3D Printers. Home | 3D Printing from 3D Systems. Thing-O-Matic 3D Printer Kit - MakerBot Industries. Thingiverse - Digital Designs for Physical Objects.

Energy « Sustainable Sources. FabLab.nl. | Snijlab. TechShop is America's 1st Nationwide Open-Access Public Workshop -- What Do You Want To Make at TechShop? Wiki. RepRap is humanity's first general-purpose self-replicating manufacturing machine. RepRap takes the form of a free desktop 3D printer capable of printing plastic objects. Since many parts of RepRap are made from plastic and RepRap prints those parts, RepRap self-replicates by making a kit of itself - a kit that anyone can assemble given time and materials. It also means that - if you've got a RepRap - you can print lots of useful stuff, and you can print another RepRap for a friend...

RepRap is about making self-replicating machines, and making them freely available for the benefit of everyone. We are using 3D printing to do this, but if you have other technologies that can copy themselves and that can be made freely available to all, then this is the place for you too. Reprap.org is a community project, which means you are welcome to edit most pages on this site, or better yet, create new pages of your own.

RepRap was voted the most significant 3D-printed object in 2017. Main : markus kayser. SunCutter : markus kayser. OpenCola (drink) OpenCola is a brand of open-source cola, where the instructions for making it are freely available and modifiable. Anybody can make the drink, and anyone can modify and improve on the recipe as long as they, too, license their recipe under the GNU General Public License. Since recipes are, by themselves, not copyrightable, the legal basis for this is untested.[1] The flavouring formula for OpenCola is:[2][3] Ingredients of OpenCola 2.36 kg plain granulated white table sugar2.28 L water30.0 mL caramel color17.5 mL (3.50 tsp.) 75% phosphoric acid or citric acid10.0 mL (2.00 tsp.) flavouring formula2.50 mL (0.50 tsp.) caffeine (optional)[2][3] After mixing up the concentrate to the prescribed recipe (including all recommended safety precautions – see links), the syrup is diluted 5:1 with ("preferably sodium-free") soda water to make the finished drink; at this dilution, the above combination of ingredients will yield approximately 24 litres of OpenCola.

FREE BEER. How to Make OpenCola. Steps Part 1 of 4: Making The Flavoring 1Mix the oils together.Ad 2Add gum arabic and mix.3Add water and mix well. For this step, use a hand mixer or blender to mix thoroughly. The flavoring can be made in advance and stored for use later. Place in a sealed glass jar and place in the refrigerator or keep at room temperature. When stored, the oils and water will separate. Just mix again before use.

Part 2 of 4: Making The Acid Solution from Powder You can make a larger batch for future use or just what is needed, either way you want 75% of the total weight to be the powder and 25% water. 1Measure 13 grams of the acid powder and place in a small glass jar.2Boil a small amount of water (you can microwave 10-20 ml water for about a minute)3Add 4.5 ml of hot water to the powdered acid (enough to bring the total weight up to 17.5 g).4Swirl the solution carefully until the powder is dissolved. Part 3 of 4: Making The Concentrate Part 4 of 4: Making The Soda Tips Ad Warnings. Accueil. Gear template generator. This free online gear template generator is designed for making scale accurate paper gear templates which you can glue onto wood and then cut out with a bandsaw.

I recommend printing the gears with an ink jet printer. Even cheap ink jet printers print very scale accurate but Not all laser printers are accurate. You can still access the old (pre 2015) Flash based gear geberator Getting the printout to scale correctly, avoiding cropping Different browsers print at different scales depending on browser type and printer configuration. Use an ink jet printer I recommend using an ink jet printer. Printing the gear templates To print the gear template, use the 'Print' button, instead of printing the web page from the browser.

The gear generator program that I created and sell doesn't need the scale calibration, and can paginate across many pages for larger gears. Some notes about gear design and this gear template generator This gear template generator generates shapes for involute spur gears.