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HowTo: Our Pre-Use Booth @Maker Faire Berlin 2017

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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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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