Sepp Hasslberger: 3D Printer Builds Houses from Mud

Design, Economics/True Cost, Hardware, Innovation, Manufacturing, Materials
Sepp Hasslberger
Sepp Hasslberger

Constructing houses out of mud with a 3D printer … this looks like a great advance for getting building costs down to what can be afforded locally just about anywhere!

The world’s largest Delta 3D printer creates nearly zero-cost homes out of mud

The future of affordable (and sustainable) housing may lie with 3D printing. The World’s Advanced Saving Project (WASP) has unveiled the world’s largest delta-style 3D printer, which can build full-size buildings out of mud and clay for nearly zero cost. The massive BigDelta printer stands 12 meters tall (40 feet), and it’s nearly completed its first house at a cost of just 48 euros so far.  Read more, watch video, see compelling photographs.

Marcin Jakubowski: Earn 10% for Referrals on Our $75,000 Kickstarter Campaign to Build an Open Source House

Design, Innovation, Knowledge, Manufacturing

OSE MarcinROBERT STEELE: I cannot over-state the importance of the work that Dr. Marcin Jakubowski and his team are doing with Open Source Ecology and the Global Village Construction Set. They have added a plastic recycling and printing machine to the latter. Now they need your help raising the last $8,000 in a $75,000 campaign at kick-starter to build an Open-Source House Tool-Kit, all plans free online. Use the link below to become a referrer, make 10%, and help this worthy project in its final ten days of fund-raising.

https://open-building.kickbooster.me/

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Jean Lievens: Open-Source Toolkit for Home Building Cheap, Easy, and Green from Marcin Jacubowski and Catarina Mota

Architecture, Design, Manufacturing, Materials, Resilience
Jean Lievens
Jean Lievens

Open-Source Toolkit Aims to Make Home Building Cheap, Easy and Green

As open source advocates and newlyweds, Marcin Jakubowski and Catarina Mota decided to reinvent the home-building wheel a few years back. In the process, they have been developing an entirely open-source toolkit that makes the design and construction of eco-friendly, off-grid modular housing easier, cheaper, and faster through use of modular designs, rapid-build construction, social production, locally-sourced materials, and open-source machines.

Image of $25K Open Source Starter Home Below the Fold

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Marcin Jakobowski: Survey on 3D Printer Workshops

Manufacturing
Marcin Jakubowski
Marcin Jakubowski

3D Printer Build Workshops Survey

This form is used to collect data on past and existing 3D printer build workshops. The goal is to gain insights on whether the DIY 3D Printer Build Workshops can scale to broader participation as a self-sustaining revenue model. The results of this form are public information, visible in the results spreadsheet (http://bit.ly/1TMVEcY). Test of form took 11 minutes to complete. This form is published under the CC-BY-SA license by Open Source Ecology (http://bit.ly/QixCrU).

3D Printer Build Workshops Survey

Jason Livesay: Tiny Villages – Horizontally Scaling Society

Architecture, Design, Economics/True Cost, Innovation, Manufacturing
Jason Livesay
Jason Livesay

Tiny Villages: Horizontally Scaling Society

Cloud computing is about horizontally (as opposed to vertically) scaling systems. Instead of building one super-powerful server, you create many inexpensive servers that each contain a small part of the system. There are multiple advantages to “scaling out” rather than “scaling up”, such as incrementally improved capacity with little or no downtime and less expensive, more maintainable servers.

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