the shadow knows…maybe.
So I’m flattered, apparently I write stuff worth reading. I’ll have to do a bit of reading to get the main thread of the blog going again, and get my printer going. For the organizing tangent, I’m not sure where to go next. I’m planning to ask for volunteers to help take over on some of these, but
Once you decide to get some organized fabrication going, you more or less have five areas to cover, and should have experts in charge. Old retired guys work well for this, lots of experience, and lots of time. Others can be useful, but when you have to juggle school and/or a day job…anyway:
- making in plastic, 3D printing, vacuforming, etc.
- machining in metal.
- Sheet and structural metal, bending and such and welding.
- “civil engineering,” making buildings and such.
The goal is survival—ensure your area is provided with basics, food, water, shelter, technology. A patriot hackerspace should be able to make sure that the local community has access to everything from baby rattles to the internet. Some of that is simple, other parts are harder. The family that’s homeless because the Op blew up the house next to them? Who builds them their newer, better house? Because of whom are they living comfortably, and have food and the means to make it? How are their kids learning to read?
I think I have someone to help with electronics, I can get a bit of machining and 3D printing, and even some welding, but a better welding person would be nice, someone to write a bit on building is needed, and a few to round out the rest of machining and printing and that stuff would be nice.
Next article I think will start machining. I can do a bit on machine selection, get some comments. I need to fix my printer so I can get some more time in on that before posting about that, want to get it running with PVA and nylon first. There are also some new printers on the market that I need to look over.