20 Machines for a DIY Civilization

Video: Open Source Ecology has released free plans for building tractors, brick compressors, and other essential machines. Why pay more for stuff that's designed to fall apart?

Build yourself. | Tristan Copley Smith from Focus Forward Films on Vimeo.


  • Fed up with Facebook's commercialism, four NYU students have created an open source, peer-to-peer alternative: Diaspora.
  • From Kenya, an open-source solution for navigating chaos.
  • Can we create the machines of modern life sustainably, cheaply, and close to home?