How to Make Everything Ourselves: Open Modular Hardware A modular system unites the advantages of standardisation (as parts can be produced cheaply in large amounts) with the advantages of customisation (since a large diversity of unique objects can be made with relatively few parts). Modularity can be found to a greater or lesser extent in many products (like bicycles and computers) and systems (like trains and logistics), but the best examples of modular systems are toys: LEGO, Meccano, and Erector (which is now the brand name of Meccano in the US). LEGO, Meccano and Erector are composed of relatively few elementary building blocks, which can be used to build various objects. The parts can then be disassembled and re-used to build something completely different. Apart from the elementary buildings blocks, these manufacturers have produced many more specific building blocks, which are less versatile, but further increase customisation possibilities. Grid Beam, Bit Beam, Open Beam, Maker Beam and Contraptor
The Worlwide List of Open Source Hardware Online Stores Latest update: May 21st 2013. Thanks everyone for your comments! Don’t spend any more time browsing desperately the internetz to find parts for your RepRap, Arduino kits or local sensors and PCBs distributors for your new project. I put together this worldwide list of online stores selling open source hardware. There is a big chance your country is in it and that you will finally find your favourite local online store to get open source electronics, robotics, parts, kits, materials and supplies for your hardware projects.
SKINN. Shalesmoor, Kelham Island & Neepsend Network Sheffield has a large number of vacant shops, in fact from our previous research in 2011 we found that Sheffield City Centre had 103 shops vacant. That number is probably similar today. For a while we have been looking at ways to bring vacant shops to use and to make it accessible and affordable for start-up businesses, creatives and social enterprises. Last year Sheffield City Council has received a part of High Street Innovation fund to revive some its empty shops. It was decided to concentrate on Chapel Walk, as it had the highest potential for positive impact.
KCam, EMC2, Mach3, TurboCNC,and other CNC related software links. The fall-out of the DOT-COM bust has brought CNC to the hobbyist. Couple the availability of low/no cost CNC control software, low-cost integrated circuitry, and the tons of high-end hardware now found on eBay: and for the first time in history, CNC is attainable to the hobby market. We prefer EMC2 on Linux and Ubuntu, but there are others available for those who are shy. KCAM works great in Windows 98.
Make: DIY Projects, How-Tos, Electronics, Crafts and Ideas for Makers I’ve been collecting clever ways of slotting flat stock together since I first read Nomadic Furniture back in 1999, well before the advent of the accessible hobby-class CNC tools that today make manufacturing parts like these pretty easy. Now, the world is full of people designing models, project enclosures, sculpture, furniture, and all kinds of other cool stuff to be assembled from parts made on laser cutters and CNC routers. I keep expecting a definitive book or website to emerge that covers the “bag of tricks” in an organized way, but so far, I haven’t found it. Maybe this article can serve as a jumping-off point. In any case, I think it’s time to share my notebook of CNC panel joinery.
Build Your Own CNC Workstation Cart Recently we needed a sturdy, standing-height computer workstation for our workshop. So, we designed and built one. It has turned out to be one of the most useful things that we’ve ever made. noiz architects: morphing furniture feb 05, 2010 noiz architects: morphing furniture noiz architects: morphing furnitureall images courtesy of noiz architects japan and taiwan-based noiz architecture, design and planning were recently commissioned to design a cultural salon for taiwan land corporation to enhance the corporate identity of the company. the design theme of the project was ‘transformation’. along with designing the new interior the firm developed furniture for the salon, which followed with this notion of transforming. their morphing table and chairs are derived from iconic pieces of modern designed furniture. the forms morph from one typology of a chair or table into another in one continuous form. profile of a morphing panton chair originally designed by verner panton profile of the tulip chair by eero saarinen morphing into the zig-zag chair by gerrit thomas rietveld
SafariSeat: Open source wheelchair for developing countries. by Uji We've designed a revolutionary wheelchair for people in developing countries. Safariseat gives people independence, unlocking access to education, employment and a life beyond the confines of their own home. We’ve put all our resources into getting this far - now we need your support to develop the open source toolkit and begin manufacture with local workshops in Kenya to make as many SafariSeats as possible.
OSE TV Interview – Austria Tour Open Source Ecology OSE TV Interview – Austria Tour Home / OSE TV Interview – Austr ... Open CNC Furniture Open design isn’t just for machines and electronics, With the rise in popularity of CNC routers and laser cutters, there is now an expanding open furniture movement. The result is a fabrication movement where designs are shared globally but fabricated locally and parametric design enables infinite configuration for personal fabrication. Every design featured in this article is available for download. Lean Desk – Original OpenDesk, an open-source project commissioned by Mint Digital. Open Desk Edie Set – designed by brothers Joni and David Steiner, for their niece, Edie, when she was 18 months old.
OPEN SOURCE FURNITURE Plastic palette raised floor / プラスチックパレット ｜ OA floor consists of the plastic palette units covered with the wood panel. Cables to every direction are concealed in the units by passing through that. We can use it by taking cables from the inspection doors which are set on every unit. ｜ プラスチックの物流パレットでOAフロアを構築し内部にケーブルを通すことで、各所の点検口から取り出して使用可能です。 Plastic palette raised floor / プラスチックパレット ｜ OA floor consists of the plastic palette units covered with the wood panel. Cables to every direction are concealed in the units by passing through that.
Open Source Ecology Open Source Ecology Home / TED 2011 Filmed at TED2011 – Posted at ted.com on Apr 2011