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Could you build your own house, car or tractor? A TED Fellow on his adventures in extreme manufacturing

Could you build your own house, car or tractor? A TED Fellow on his adventures in extreme manufacturing

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What if you could build a civilization from scratch, using tools that could also be built from scratch? In his talk “Open-sourced blueprints for civilization” at TED2011, Marcin Jakubowski introduced the Global Village Construction Set, open-source blueprints that would essentially allow anyone with a heap of scrap metal — and a few production tools — to make []

Tinker, tailor, solderer: Fellows Friday with Catarina Mota

Tinker, tailor, solderer: Fellows Friday with Catarina Mota

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Open source hardware advocate, maker, teacher and scholar Catarina Mota (watch her TED talk) has devoted a decade to considering why we need to get our hands back on technology — so we can learn how to shape it before it shapes us. How did you come to be involved in open-source hardware? The way []