Maker Economy Starter Kit
A new economical model in a single container, to shape the common knowledge.
It answers to the basic human needs using digital construction techinques.
THE KIT TO REPRODUCE THE HOUSE THAT MAKES YOU INDIPENDENT
The Maker Economy Starter Kit is born for a self-production economy, that can be installed everywhere.
“Our aim is to create micro-indipendent communities born and developed on the common Knowledgee thanks to advanced self-production systems, reachable from everyone. The 3D printing is the producing process that realizes the no-debt house a house which offers more freedom to people. A dynamic house, able to create economy instead of useing it up. A residential unit with no costs of production, and able to answer to primary human needs: house, food, energy, health, job, culture. It can be helpful in humanitarian emergency situations caused by economical or political crisis, o natural calamitires. An instrument useful to humanitarian Organization, Civil protection, Onlus, National or International Institutions to easily operate in poor areas or difficul situations”.
The Starter Kit is born to build residences using local material, natural recycled or standard building material too. Thanks to this technology all gathered Knowledge can be reproduced several times and spread everywhere through the web. The necessary Knowledge to set up the Starter Kit will be freely supplied on line, using some tutorials which drive the users in the realization of their ideas. The house project together with its contents is open source and allows project-managers, designers, engineers, architects, to enter the web-site and take or exchange contents.
The kit includes all Delta WASP's models: from the Big Delta, the 12m 3D printer able to build houses to the DeltaWASP 3MT, multitools printer for the realization of furniture components, vertical gardens, middle-size elements together with other digital building systems produced by WASP to realize smaller items. Other articles of the kit are: cut systems, systems to modify materials to be extruded, supply- systems, re-cycling platic materials or ruins systems.
1 - BigDeltaWASP 12m
3D printer which allows to print houses and vertical plantation gardens. It is completed with other useful instruments to produce building material.
1.a) Motor Hoeing machine
The motor hoeing-machine is one of the first low cost tools used in agricolture, useful also for the plantation. It's the ideal instrument to melt straw and clay. The mixture is put in the mixer to ultimate the working process.
1.b) Mixer to mince and knead
Using the local materials (terrain, straw, stones, vegetal fibres, etc.) we create the different mixtures. According to the used mixture you may build houses, vertical plantation systems, masterpieces, constructions useful to the community etc.
A pump, working thanks to an engine, will gently push the moixture prepared from the mixer to the extrusion system.
1.d) Ruins Shredder for recycling pieces of plaster
The outdated constructions, the ruins, the stones,or pieces of plaster etc. can be reduced in re usable materials for the 3D printer. One more interesting and of high technology sperimentation at low environmental impact, is the one which uses geopolymers mixed together with clay. Last updates on this research will be shortly divulgated. Please notice that the use of geopolymers reduces of 80% the environmental impact compared to other cement materials.
2 - DeltaWASP 3MT
The last innovation in WASP: a printer to self-produce furniture componenets, composed by 3 different Tools.
2.a) Pellet Extruder
It allows to print rough polymeric materials like pellets. This opens the way to a new idea of eco-friendly production. It is useful for the self-production of objects like: chairs, tables, bycicles and motor vehicles, car frames, wind turbines, etc.
2.b) Mill for plastic polymers
The outdated tools are minced in very little pieces and re-used to shape new and more functional and better and better gadgets.
2.c) Fluid- solid extruder
It is used to create cement and straw gadgets. It can be used with geopolymers (materials for supportable architectures), straw and other natural materials mixture and recycled moistures, etc. It can be usedd to build some house parts, bathroom fixture, high temperature ovens, heaters, tanks vases etc.
2.d) Cut System and milling
The same 3D printer can be used to set down plastic polymers or geopolymers; it can be used also as cutting system, simply replacing the nozzle with a high speed-electrical arbor and with a plasma cut system.
3 - DeltaWASP 40 70
To print from the macroscopic to micorscopic with the same machine. With Delta 40 70 it is possible to realize a real production. With this printer you can create lighting products also made of porcelain and ceramics, scenery, objects and dishes.
4 - DeltaWASP 20 40
A flush high-speed 3D printer is a precision machine to produce objects in ABS, PLA, Nylon, Polyester, polyuretanic rubbers, etc. Allows to build smaller and more precise objects.
5 - Clay Kit
To produce ceramic tools of advanced or traditional structure. We can supply a Kit able to transform the printer in a flush ceramic printer.
5.a) Ceramic Oven for high temperature
Small size oven used to cook ceramic material produced . It can be used also for microfusion.
6 - TopWASP DLP
High precision printer used for Jewellery , micro -mechanic or dental technology.
7 - Tools and raw material KIT
for machinary maintenance, it includes: compressor , welding apparatus, grinding equipment, keys and tools, micro-lathe, screws and bolts for several materials.
7.1) Energy Generator
A GPL or biogas power unit : the evolution for the power unit systems is a “working in progress”.
8 - SD Card
All what you need to know to build the Maker Economy is backed up in a SD card periodically updated. Each starter Kit will be supplied with connection; but using te SD card, it could also work indipendently.
BIG DELTA, THE HISTORY
The WASP project (World's Advanced Saving Project) was born in 2012 and the aim of the research is clear from the beginning: building a 3D printer that can build houses with materials found in the area, with a cost approaching zero... MORE >>
BIG DELTA - THE RESEARCH
It’s Rising up a technological village dedicated to 3D printing, the heart of this project is the 12-metres-high printer BigDelta WASP, a 3D printer resulted from a research project in the field of sustainable housing construction with locally available materials and low costs... MORE >>
THE MAKER ECONOMY
A new economic model which rises from the bottom, indipendent and that can be established everywhere; focused on the self-production philosophy... MORE >>
THE MAKER ECONOMY
The Maker Economy is a new economic model which rises from the bottom, indipendent and that can be established everywhere; focused on the self-production philosophy.
3D printing allows to find some new shared solutions for each one of these topics. The Maker Economy model can be exported everywhere, but, more than in our society, it could work where it doesn't exist a productive fabric and a net of working infrastructures. It is a sustainable development that feed itself and doesn't cause logistic problems.
International valuation predict a fast grow of low price houses requests by 2030 for more than 4 billion people with an income under 3.000 dollars per year. Most of them won't be able to spend more than 10% of the income per year to fulfill the need of a house. To satisfy this request the United Nations value that in the next 15 years there will be a daily need of 100.000 housing units. Moreover, the grown population will need to feed adequately, even in those countries where the climatic conditions are hostile to cultivation or where there are important disadvantages.
WASProject consider unthinkable to pursue this goal by the exploitation of the planet and without a frugal and flexible project of the whole social context. 3D print technology can be made available to satisfy the primary needs in a sustainable way.
In balance between utopia and scientific pragmatism we developed the model of a village which fits these necessities.
A printed house with a cost that tends to zero made with local materials is put side by side to a vertical 3D printed garden, where hydroponic colture can be realized.
Everybody should cultivate everywhere and get what they need. To make it possible it needs to reduce the cultivation space, the amount of water needed and the chance of atmospherical or animal attacks to increase production. For this reason we choosed hydroponic colture, which consents to get a harvest even where the ground is unusable, with an amount of water that is minimal compared to the traditional colture.
The third element of the village is a lab, in which there are compact 3D printers to realize every kind of production and work.
Maker economy is a new model where everything can be produced by yourself, where there is the chance of not depending on some unsurmountable entity that holds the productive monopoly. WASP is the acronym of World's Avanced Saving Project and our research is focused on the common welfare and shared knowledge. It is not necessary to be great to have great topics, our big goals are the sense of our work.