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    I need some advice, repstrap in the remote desert.

    I am currently in South West Texas, near the Mexican border, in a small plot of land, about 320 acres, of open desert, solar power, water catchment, and lots of creosote and dirt. (There is wifi!)

    I am starting to examine the various RepStrap designs, got distracted with moving because some of the local population thinks I should leave.

    I have also been reading The Pied Pipers of Babylon.
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    eferenced from here, an interesting site. This explains some of the basic details of the creation, and then infiltration of Admiralty Law onto land, and its use to subvert Common Law and personal sovereignty. This is Talmudic Law in a different guise, the Laws of the Merchants.

    I have also been working on a user interface design. With a tool called Quest. It is an open source choose your own adventure system. I worked with the community to figure out how to use a web interface on a chromebook to embed the YouTube iframe API into their game engine, using functions to format the code to fit into a game engine specific text interpreter that looks for command text from the user and runs specific commands, including code functions and more. The rooms can be used as objects, I have had to learn how to write plain text specially formatted code into a room object's text description field so that it can be read into a text interpreter and then passed as a string variable into the JS eval() function. very useful experience that. All while sitting in a crap bar in Terligua Texas, camping an empty goat pen next to the septic pump valve, and coding at night in the cold because I knew I would have to move. I have a working prototype of the YouTube API video control working. The next phase is to master Post Message

    What came to mind is combing Quest with a friend of mine's 2D game building system, because both are based on point and click style programming interface, similar in some ways of LEGO Technic perhaps. It is all modular pre built coding modules that the user just adds variables names and object data to. There are options for coding more advanced things, as I described. Next, would be to integrate Blender, and perhaps Art of Illusion (never used it). In order to help people learn how to use the system, I want to use the Khan Academy open source educational platform. It already has K-12 math and physics and other subjects, as well as Nearly a Master's in Math, computer programming, electrical engineering, and on git hub there are all kinds of open source projects, like online instructional code environments for Javascript.

    This will allow the entire planet the opportunity learn how to use an open source 3D printer. Almost all the basics are there, and more advanced content can be gathered from MIT and Stanford and other university open courseware and other educational initiatives.

    Here in Texas, with no budget,
    I want to build two different versions of the RepStrap style printers. I have seen the Mendel styles, with the pair of equilateral triangle supports, and another one that is square sign post and bolts. I want to reprint the plastic parts out of a 100% bioplastic filament.

    I want to learn how to grind up aluminium cans and do something with them, perhaps grinding them into a powder to then 3D print the metal frame parts with, and perhaps other more intricate parts, such as motor housings, nuts and bolts, etc.

    Also, when a laser cutter can be made available, just how to turn aluminium cans into a solid block and then cut them up with a laser.

    And more stuff, but that is really going to take some work. I don't have any income, or money. I have been riding a bicycle across America for the last year, starting in Chicago, now in SW Texas, with over 350 pounds of gear on a bike and a burley utility trailer.

    The property I am living on is owned by a man living on SSI retirement or disability, but he is the manager of a trust for an old man in Mexico who wanted to support desert, low cost, DIY survival. A school for this purpose has been proposed, and there is 60 acres dedicated to it, the trust, and some other investors interested as well as a young architect. Also, in a nearby town, due to corruption and theft, the town has allocated funds to research into new ways to manage farming, healthcare, perhaps construction, etc.

    That means I have access to potentially utilizing 380 acres of open desert, open source 3D printing to develop open source hemp houses, clothing, and farming, and perhaps solar panels, etc. along with two major sources of dedicated support and funding.

    I will need a 501C3 to start some kind of non profit to get access to seed from Canada, and register for grants and other support, as well as present a proposal to various groups for their investment and connections.

    If anyone at RepRap is interested in helping me figure out just what I need to make this project a Home Run, egoproctor at gmail, or just reply here, both, whatever. This seems like a once in the history of the planet and human race kind of thing.We can build a self sustaining, open source community here, we just need a working prototype, and a plan and presentations to get us into the game. A chance to build the world's first Hemp bioplastic and recycled material houses, farming systems, and clothing selections, and more. It will be completely open source, completely self sustaining, in one of the most remote and brutal desert environments on the planet; and it is self replicating. 99-120 degrees in summer, teens in winter, 5 percent humidity, 50-100 mile an hour winds and dust storms, monsoons and floods, endless seas of bentonite that fucks everything up, some of the most beautiful mountains in the world, and a chance to make something spectacular happen for the world. I am reaching out because I could use a lot of advice on what to study, what to plan for, how to communicate with various resources, maybe even help just getting the logistics and paper work filed. This has the potential to be just big if we just do it an don't bitch about how these things never work out, or whatever the justification for self defeating behavior is today.I have very little experience with official bureaucratic systems, I will fuck the duck on this one if I do it alone, is my gut feeling. Is there anyone, or a group of anyone's, who is willing to discuss this situation with me and create a plan of action. The land owner is willing to try just about anything. He has lived here for 15 years, an old land surveyor, tree hugger, political dissident, and all around good guy. What do you think. Sound like a sweet setup or what?Who wants to help make the world a different place?"-" egoproctor zen

    *edit, I added a picture of my bike in Terlingua Texas. I have since left the Terlingua Ghost town and am in the middle of nowhere in the desert, in a tent, with all my life's possessions that I want to worry about.
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    Ive been wanting to buy cheap land in Texas for some time, perhaps I should do it. My Budget is VERY LIMITED however. Good luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by triggertown View Post
    Ive been wanting to buy cheap land in Texas for some time, perhaps I should do it. My Budget is VERY LIMITED however. Good luck.
    Make sure you have enough to either buy a prefab barn, Derksen buildings are an example, have some kind of solar set up, and water catchment, there isn't much water in the ground and a well is $25 a foot.It costs about $200 to setup telephone to get DSL from Big Bend Telephone, and then about $100 a month-$160 a month to get decent internet speed. But, if you can buy the land outright, your only bill will be the internet and food. It is not an easy life here.

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