Posted by: Michael D. Austin | August 31, 2012

The Civilization Starter Kit on DVD

This evening on a TED Radio Hour podcast via the NPR app of my iPhone 3GS, I heard an astonishing presentation by Marcin Jakubowski, creator of the open-source hardware project, the Global Village Construction Set. You simply have to hear it and see it to believe it.

Below is also his TED video.

From their Wiki page: “The Global Village Construction Set (GVCS) is a modular, DIY, low-cost, high-performance platform that enables fabrication of the 50 different Industrial Machines that it takes to build a small, sustainable civilization with modern comforts.”

Imagine the 50 most important machines for a small village to sustain life, printed via 3D methods – eight times less than the cost of purchasing it from an industrial manufacturing company. Wow.


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