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‘Make It Circular’ – An Open Poster To Download

english / deutsch EN: We participated in a discussion at the OSCEdays forum helping to create an open poster on circular making. The poster is available in 8 languages so far (including german), it is open, so everyone can print it, remix it, sell it etc. The goal is to have it hang on as …

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Oase 1 + 2 Workshops

EN+DE EN: We did successful first trials with the 3erlin Grid Workshop „OASE“ at schools in Berlin. In the first one we created own parts in the second one we made animations of flowerbeds built with 3erlin Grid parts. Full documentations with lots of images and animations plus a full tutorial how to run it yourself …

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HowTo: Create A Circular Pre-Use Booth

englisch / deutsch En: Together with OSCEdays Berlin Mifactori exhibited at Maker Faire Berlin 2017. And of course our booth was 100% circular. Mostly Pre-Use. All of the parts and fasteners are already back on the shelfs of our workshop or bound in another circular project/product. No tape, no scraps, no trash! Here is a little …

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Pre-Use – A Great Term & Basic Operation For Circularity

We like to introduce you to a new term: Pre-Use. Pre-Use means to use something for something different than it is intended for – but don’t harm it – so it is still good for the initially intended use.  Origin: We learned the term from Jan Koerbes from ReFunc who came up with it a few …

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Mifactori’s OHO – a Circular Construction Toy

Wir haben ein neues Produkt/Projekt in der Pipeline: OHO – ein zirkulärer Konstruktionsbaukasten für Kinder. Eine volle Dokumentation nach den Ansprüchen der Open-Source-Hardware-Definition gibt es HIER. Erste Kästen gibt es bei uns bald zusammengestellt zum Kauf. We have a new product/project in the pipe: OHO – a circular construction toy for kids. A full documentation …

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Update: What is going on at Mifactori?

We have been quiet for a while but we have been busy developing new projects and products. We also had a bunch of other stuff to do. But we have also a new workshop now – jeai! – and things are progressing. Below you can see a little preview of stuff that will come up …

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Don’t Invent A New Modular System, Try To Use (Hack Into) An Existing One!

(DEUTSCHE Version unten) We are continuing our research project on modularity and the documentation of the 3erlin Grid. And one of the things we learned is that when thinking about modularity creative people tend quickly to get into the mode of inventing a new modular system – some cool new connectors or whatever. But this is …

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3erlin Grid Parts Bought At OBI, An ACTION In Development & Upcoming Events November 2016

(English Version Below) Die 3erlin-Grid-Dokumentation und unsere 3erlin-Grid-Teile-Bibliothek wachsen. Und wir haben einen weiteren Weg gefunden, wie ihr das auch machen könnt, ohne selbst Teile herstellen zu müssen: 3erlin-Grid-Teile bei OBI! Wir waren bei OBI – und zu unserer Überraschung haben wir dort mehrere 3erlin Grid Teile gefunden (3cm Maß). Sie sind auf dem Bild …

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Upcoming Events: @PlanetB – NRW-Forum Düsseldorf – 3erlin Grid, Chess- & City-Hacking Sessions

english / deutsch With this post we announce a large 10 day hackathon event with a lot of subevents and invite you to participate. From July 14–24 2016 Lars is invited as an artist and economist to live in the rocket at the Planet B exhibition in the NRW-Forum Düsseldorf. Scroll down for more info. Mit …

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Upcycling benches + tables for the CRCLR lab – Documentation Posted

english / deutsch A few weeks ago we did an upcycling project for the CRCLR lab – building tables and benches for their ‘Open Source Circular Economy Days Berlin’, experimenting the 3erlin Grid. The first table Mifactori ever made! There is a full documentation about it posted now – Click Here. Vor ein paar Wochen …

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‘Exhibition, 1’ – Documentation Posted

At the end of June 2016 we had the chance to build the first installation of ‘Exhibition’. The ‘exhibition’ project was actually discovered in the process of building this installation for the Young Arts Neukölln in Berlin. A full documentation about this installation is now online. We used in this exhibition aluminium poles for the …

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A Hardware Network Effect, or: Why do we use 3x3cm and not a 4x4cm grid?

At Mifactori we use the 3x3cm-“3erlin-Grid”: The distance between all holes we drill is standardized and always 3cm so all parts of the system fit together in all possible combinations – open and circular connectivity. But why do we use 3x3cm when there is already

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Mf Workshop on Circular Street Waste

Last week Michi and Lars gave the first Mifactori „Circular Street Waste“ workshop with the 3erlin Grid.

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The ’Fehler-Ausstrahlungs-Effekt’ / ‘Spreading-Error-Effect’ in Modularity

(Meta: Post is part of Mifacori’s research project on modularity) – I had a fascinating (at least for me) discussion with Julian Ariza Alvarez on modularity today

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Modular design and construction is too time consuming ?

(Meta: This blogpost is part of Mifacotri’s research project on modularity) Exactly today a year ago

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3 Circular Practices from our Workshop

Circular Design is great! And at Mifactori we also use Circular Practices in our workflows.

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Hello world!

Welcome to Mifactori. This is our first post. It is a link to another post called “Open Source Circular Design ist unfassbar hässlich :-)”.

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