The Soleco template has been updated to v.1.3 (available here), adding a Creative Commons License so everybody knows the rights on the template and how to use it in legal terms. We chose one of the most permissive of licenses: “Attribution CC BY“.
The Soleco template has been updated to v.1.2 (available here), adding a Suggestions section so the author can reference known issues that need to be solved in future versions.
The Soleco template has been updated to v.1.1 (available here).
We have also re-organized the website to include our technology overview in the main page, to include some more detailed information about our target technologies in each category page (Energy, Water, Food, Waste and Transport), and created specific pages to explain the concepts and the changes made to our Soleco template and our Design Guidelines.
We have also reached 100 subscribers in our subreddit!
We now have a new wiki which will serve as a backup of the content generated in the website and the official subreddit. It is available here, and everybody is welcome to add and edit content:
After a call to action to members of r/SelfSufficiency, our subreddit has grown to include 94 subscribers! We are now beginning the first discussions, getting to know our technical and passionate backgrounds and exchanging ideas and concepts. We look forward to see what we can achieve together!
Changes include: Suggesting the use of the metric system or the international system of units, and how to version each change to an instruction.
We have just updated our Contribute! page with the first instruction template (Soleco v.1) and a list of target technologies.
The Soleco template was inspired by IKEA’s instructions, with an added functionality of listing changes done by contributors. Anyone can now take that template and start creating instructions for one of the target technologies (for example, a mini-wind turbine), submit it in our subreddit and enable others to improve on that design. Alternatively, you can submit an improved version of the Soleco template if you find that it’s lacking something important.
The list of target technologies is a temporary list of some of the key technologies that we find might be suitable to be open-sourced and integrated into existing houses. This list is a work-in-progress and will continue to be updated if someone suggests a technology we overlooked. The goal of these technologies on the list is to enable existing houses and apartments to gain more independence in their energy supply, their food supply, their water supply, their waste treatment and in their soft-transport habilities.