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Dream eco-village: new civilization

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Startuppers in the field of ecology organize a self-sufficient village in which a person can have a decent lifestyle, with little money.

The company Open Sourse, which has already become famous for its eco-friendly start-ups at Kickstarter, has developed a new idea for creating its own civilization. The project is called The Global Village Construction Set (GVCS) and is made as a modular high-performance platform that allows you to create up to 50 different types of industrial machines yourself. All codes and drawings for residents of the eco-village will be publicly available. Their cost will be one eighth of the price of ready-made household items in the store.

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Machines can be manufactured on the principle of Lego – from a set of finished parts. By the way, some components for assembling, for example, a washing machine may well be suitable for creating a food processor. The main goal of startuppers is to instruct the inhabitants of the eco-village to manufacture machines with a long service life, low operating costs and easy installation. Thus, only a few hours of maintenance per year can keep any machine in good running order.

The first car of this type was assembled as an experiment in 2007. It was a brick press. In 2013, a tiny house was built thanks to the created press and tractor. And now there are enough of the blanks for the whole mini-civilization. 3d printer, press, laser cutter, microtractor, tiny house, 3d scanner, concrete mixer, truck, industrial robot, windmill engine and more than 20 kinds of machines are available for assembly.

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But this is not the end, Open Source is gradually moving towards the creation of a single shop for the production of such innovations on a global scale and their sale at a penny price both wholesale and retail. Therefore, perhaps in the near future, technological innovations will be present in every home.