on 2015-01-21 15:07
The Strata Series is a series of structures assembled with the
Ortho system developed by Jan Geboers. Ortho is a modular
structural system based on the open matrix of OpenStructures. The
connecting element that makes some construction methods possible is
a powerful tool with which you can create and customize different
types of objects. It allows you, within the fixed idiom, to create
for example furniture according to your own taste and needs ranging
from the type of furniture, material, composition and dimensions to
the finish of the product.
on 2013-05-02 16:49
OS shoe soles is an OS compatible version of the 'Don't run'
concept shoes by Eugenia
Morpurgo & Juan Montero, in collaboration with Sophia
This new OS piece comes as a double-layered, dismountable shoe
sole, in which some of the connection points and parts are designed
from the OS grid.
As the whole shoe is designed for disassembly it can be easily
taken apart into silicon assembly buttons, a number of perforated
rubber sheets (the soles), a rope and a piece of
As most perforations are OS compatible (see red dots on the
shoe sole), all of these individual components can be recombined
with existing OS parts (probably after some cutting) in order to be
reused in new OS objects.
For more info on the 'Don't run' concept shoe, please
Designed for disassembly.
'Sewn tegether' into a pair of shoes
with OpenStructures assembly point pattern.
Profile, front, back!
The shoe production itself is reduced
to only a few very simple assembly steps.The use of rapid
manufacturing machines, like lasercutters, within a simplified
assembly process will transfer shoe production lines from factory
floors to the streets. The customer, viewer or citizen will become
an active participant, engaging in production and, in doing so,
playing an important role in the making of his or her own
pair of shoes.
Alignment of the shoe sole assembly
point pattern to the OS grid.
on 2012-11-11 10:48
This family of household appliances presents a near-future scenario
in which users are actively involved in producing, repairing, and
modifying their own products. Each appliance is constructed from
3D-printed and CNC manufactured components based on the
OpenStructures design principles, standard components, and parts
salvaged from existing discarded appliances.
For each appliance, a single page manual provides building
instructions as well as links
download the OS compatible 3D printed and CNC milled components and
sources for finding salvageable parts. In combination with the set
of tools available at Fab Labs though out the world, the manuals
allow the appliances to be reproduced by nearly anyone, from nearly
The 'Transparent Kitchen Tools' project was the graduation project
of Jesse Howard
at the Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam (july 2012).
on 2012-04-04 15:48
Contraptor is a DIY open source construction set for
experimental personal fabrication, desktop manufacturing,
prototyping and bootstrapping. Various сartesian robots can
be assembled from Contraptor and used as a prototyping platform for
projects such as XY plotter, mini CNC machine, 3D printer etc.
Contraptor uses several developments of the Reprap project -
specifically, Stepper Motor Driver
boards v1.x and Arduino GCode Interpreter.
The Contraptor site gives detailed instructions on how to make each
Contraptor part using widely available raw materials and simple
hand tools to drill the standardized holes.
The main project site is here: http://www.contraptor.org
See also: http://reprap.org/wiki/Contraptor
The contraptor project is inch based. However, a European
Contraptor enthousiast has converted the Contraptor grid (inch
based) to a cm based grid for his creation and applied the OS grid
in doing so. The conversion was baptized Contrapteur (French for