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Marcin Jakubowski





Location: Missouri, heartland prairieland of the USA


First Factor e Live:


Coming to your every two weeks


Global Swadeshi Dialogues:



Global Village Construction Set:



Overview of Present Work: 6.5.08


On the CEB Press for building - we are presently building the LifeTrac tractor - an agriculture, construction, and general utility device. This device is remarkably pedestrian in appearance - so one has to appreciate the details to grasp its versatility and lifetime design features. A big shipment of most of the parts for LifeTrac is coming in tomorrow - the Freight truck missed today. The status of the Solar Turbine is preparation for construction in August. On the digital fabrication front, CNC torch table is in progress - http://openfarmtech.org/index.php?title=Torch_Table. As far as the CNC-controlled Multimachine - we are preparing an implementation path.


Here is a big point to consider, if you haven't heard it before. If we can generate a repository of open source design - then with computer controlled fabrication capacity - people can download design and produce anything anywhere. The key is the repository of open source design - plus availability of a low cost multipurpose production capacity - run with open source computer control software. That is the promise of digital fabrication - decentralization of production and, thereby, peer production. You can read more about peer production and free enterprise here. We are contributing by implementing the torch table and multimachine - both coupled to LinuxCNC.


The basic idea on progress is - as soon as collaborators surface to move the project forward - progress accelerates. Our main need is technical collaboration and per-project visitors to Factor e Farm to implement the technical components one by one - towards creating a replicable option of an Unplugged Lifestyle.


More notes on the steps:

1. CEB fabrication facility will be built after completing LifeTrac, which powers the CEB machine and prepares the soil

2. LifeTrac - parts arriving today; basic frame with engine to be completed in 10 days; fully functional in a month

3. Solar Turbine - frame installation starts in August. Babington burner - flash steam generator - collector tube - to be built prior to frame installation.

4. Multimachine, Torch Table - we have all parts for torch table - to be done when we find someone to help. Multimachine - to be implemented once we find someone to help. Design specification for Multimachine in progress.

Present priorities are finishing well-digging; building LifeTrac; preparing for Solar Turbine implementation; preparing for demo CEB buildings.





marcin... here you are!

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welcome!  :)

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