on 2012-03-12 08:46
is a green automotive-development company that builds
cars utilizing agile methodology and has prototyped a
mass-manufacturable, ultra-low-cost, 100-mpg commuter car.
WIKISPEED is an all-volunteer distributed agile/scrum team: members
contribute their work from various locations globally and
iteratively enhance the vehicle every two weeks. This model allows
extremely high-speed development, especially when paired with
rapid-prototyping manufacturing tools.
The open-hardware movement got a tremendous boost today when
WIKISPEED and Open Source Ecology (OSE
), a group committed to
providing free plans and processes necessary for building the
global economy, announced that they are teaming up to revolutionize
transportation in the developing world.
Taking on traditional, proprietary manufacturing R & D, the two
companies aim to create an open-source product-development
methodology that would allow communities around the world to
quickly develop their own machinery and processes to support
themselves, removing a dependency on industrialized nations for
Truly amazing project ...
on 2012-03-08 14:48
is an opensource
library of electronic modules that snap together with magnets
forprototyping, learning and fun.
on 2012-01-12 16:20
Giffi, GIft For Future Inventors let children build their own
robots or kinetic sculptures.
It consists of moving parts and support parts.
There are currently three types of moving parts: rotating, linear
actuating and sweeping. Each part has its own microcontroller
inside, by simply assembling and plugging them in to power with a
battery box or
wall plug box, children can quickly build a moving object. There
are also many passive parts that enable them to design different
on 2011-07-13 20:22
We mounted an aluminium frame on
the rear end of a vintage Piaggio Ape.
The cube as well as the ground plate of this rear end were
designed and built according to the OS grid
(the cube measures 120x120x120cm, consists out of aluminium
tubes of 4x4cm and has 5mm perforations every 4cm).
The vehicle is now travelling through 5 Belgian cities, where
5 groups of students will build further on the vehicle / cube (each
time giving it a different function) under the supervision of a
different artist. At the end of this road trip the different
installations will be brought together, disassembled and
reconfigurated with one another.
To be continued ...
Concept & reconversion
by Thomas Lommée and Jo Van Bostraeten
on 2011-07-09 16:31
The CargoBike by Jo Van Bostraeten was
featured in 'Velo'.
Velo presents the design and visual aesthetic of
today's cycling culture.
on 2011-06-11 21:29
We were invited in Berlin by
festival to present and puzzle with the
OpenStructures project at their Makerlab event.
Some of the results are featured below.
Many thanks to Ake Rudolf and his crew for their efforts and
the great event!
Mashing up the motorbloc (by
Thomas Lommée + Jo Van Bostraeten) and CargoBike (by
Jo Van Bostraeten) ...
Reconfiguring the transport box
(by Laurens Bekemans and Thomas Lommée) into a table