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DiDIY and Creativity
Open Source Blueprints for Civilization. Build Yourself.
We’re developing open source industrial machines that can be made for a fraction of commercial costs, and sharing our designs online for free. The goal of Open Source Ecology is to create an open source economy – an efficient economy which increases innovation by open collaboration.
A brief comparative study comparing online design sharing platforms. Aspects considered are the main features it provides to the users, how sharing is encouraged, what licenses used and ownership and governance models of the platform.
See a summary in this blog post.
A Conversation with Bram Geenen from Wevolver
Recorded by Wouter Tebbens
Date: 6 May 2015
Context: DiDIY project > Design Sharing Platforms for «building and sharing hardware projects»
Piccolo is a pocket sized open source CNC-bot. Using laser-cutting, off-the-shelf hardware and Arduino, you can make your own simple 3 axis robot. Attach a brush or pen to make a quick drawing robot, or extend Piccolo with sensors, custom toolheads, or by using multiple Piccolos together. Experiment with 2D or 3D digital fabrication at a small scale!
Complete article: Piccolo website
the actual process of 3D printing is about as interesting to watch in real-time as ants building out their tunnels in an ant farm. It happens slowly, with tiny mechanisms adding slice after slice, layer after layer, until you have something that actually looks like a recognizable shape. It’s something you only need to see a handful of times, and is best seen as a time lapse.