…Or at least a scale model of one
For our Open Source Village project I’m looking into all kinds of open source architecture, and Wikihouse has jumped out at me as having a vibrant community and actually being used in the real world.
A few months ago I was in Edinburgh, randomly googled Wikihouse Edinburgh and saw there was one around Fountainbridge. So I got in touch with the architect, learnt more about the project, fiddled around with her scale model, and recently cut and assembled the first frame of my own 1:10 scale model. Continue reading Building a Wikihouse…
You know how you get exhausted easily when you travel? Sure, part of that is walking around, lugging a backpack, and Instagramming with your selfie stick, but another big part is the mental overhead of being somewhere new and not being able to switch on your autopilot. After three years on the road, that sort of just became my life. So when I settled down for a while and could autopilot my way around, I had a lot of extra braincycles to play with.
I still don’t know why, but that’s led to me taking more interest in the arts, and starting to make art of my own. My first project is my (still unfinished) Planet Lamp that I’ve been working on for a couple of months now.
If you want to build your own, you can find the files on Github. This is my first arty thing and I’d rather share it than keep it locked away. Feel free to copy, share, remix, whatever you want! Continue reading Planet Lamp
So, James Coombs and I are building a CNC machine (what is a CNC?) at Xinchejian, Shanghai’s local hackerspace.
He’s doing it because he wants a tool to build space-grade components for micro-satellites. I’m in it because I like smacking things with tools, and I’m forging a great relationship with a sexy little socket wrench…
Continue reading Building a CNC machine