How to make the top 50 industrial machines available to a community

By gary_rowe on Thu, Aug 2, 2012 - 7:34am

Just discovered the following resource describing an initiative to create the top 50 industrial machines required to build a civilisation using open source techniques.

The idea is to make communities much more self-sufficient by providing them with the blueprints and "how to" guides to build these machines themselves using their local materials. For example, one machine is a 3D printer (useful for making small parts), another is an extractor of aluminium from clay.

The list is impressive and might spark interest here on the forums.

You may also be interested in the Wikispeed project - building a car using open source principles that does 100mpg and costs $25,000:

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