Funded! This project was successfully funded on November 19, 2011.

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      Creator Fabrizio Codello on October 27, 2012

      Were also the 8$ pledge amount eligible to receive the t-shirt? I don't remember if there was a special update for this

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      Creator andros on August 29, 2012

      i just got my reward. you guys didnt pay enough postage, and didnt put a return address. so i got a notification that I owed $1 on a mystery package. i paid the dollar, it contained a magnet, a cd, a note saying the cd was out of date and that I should download an updated copy myself.

      what? well that was dumb :/.

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      Creator AlexanderZiegelmaier on August 8, 2012

      strange indeed

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      Creator brian w. on July 9, 2012

      Just wondering what the status is on the reward shipments? I haven't seen anything since the last update about delayed arrival of the DVDs.

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      Creator daniele on June 13, 2012

      Good news! I just got a note via e-mail asking for my shipping information (I had previously complained here a few weeks ago). That's reassuring.

      Keep up the good work, guys!

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      Creator Regis Cida on June 13, 2012

      Well I guess enough people complained. FInally got the e.mail today asking for shipping info. Yay!

      I thought this was going to be vaporware.

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      Creator millerized on June 12, 2012

      Got a note today, asking for my shipping information. I'm guessing with working, and sending notes to 1384 backers, they got up to their ears in 'stuff' going on.
      Not sure on shipping dates for the packages, but should be this year!

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      Creator Regis Cida on June 3, 2012

      No updates since Dec30th... nobody getting their rewards. Projects like this need to get banned.

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      Creator daniele on May 25, 2012

      I'm still waiting for my reward.
      I have asked for updates by sending two messages through this website but I didn't get any reply.

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      Creator Kalee Featherwise on May 22, 2012

      Wondering if you guys have any update on the building workshop... I see you are posting some updates on how the business is growing on your blog... And that you are about to launch another peer funding campaign... How about a word or two to your kick starters about the state of the rewards on the 1384 pledges.... Not that it was at all the most important part of why we backed you... But it'd be nice to know we haven't been forgotten in the shuffle of your growth.... Itd be nice if promises were fufilled... Especially before you launch another campaign.

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      Creator Pedro Glaser on May 10, 2012

      Hi OSE team,
      Have you set a date for the Factor e Farm Visitor's Days? I'm looking forward to any updates from you. Thanks.

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      Creator alex a. on May 3, 2012

      things are still moving on their blog ( http://blog.opensourceecology.org/ ). have they updated the kickstarter community recently? DVDs on the way soon???

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      Creator David Riveroll on April 23, 2012

      What's up?!?!?

      It's been a looong while since I should have received an email to ask for my address to send the DVD. Please be fair to the folks that backed you up!

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      Creator AlexanderZiegelmaier on April 21, 2012

      no news since december - nice holiday trip ...

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      Creator millerized on April 20, 2012

      Yeah...the silence is deafening....

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      Creator Xerc on April 14, 2012

      Did a survey go out to get our mailing addresses? I've received nothing and the project seems dead. The lack of communication is very discouraging..............

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      Creator Mark Cartwright on April 9, 2012

      Hmm.. So I'm not the only one that never received a survey for the mailing address of our rewards?

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      Creator DE SAINT BLANQUAT on March 27, 2012

      no news for a while... is everything OK with OSE ?
      whatever, thanks for what you do !

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      Creator David Thomas on February 22, 2012

      Quick question, will you guys be shipping rewards for the different reward levels? Wondering when you are planning on doing that. Thanks!

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      Creator Daniella Jaeger on November 23, 2011

      Awesome job, such a great project!

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      Creator Evan Lane on November 20, 2011

      I'm looking forward to seeing what kind of growth this project stimulates in the world.
      Keep up the hard work!

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      Creator Charlie on November 19, 2011

      Congratulations! I can't wait to see some of the machines that you are prototyping and using.
      GRATULACJE!

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      Creator Tim de Christopher on November 19, 2011

      Congratulations Marcin! I am happy to be a part of this experiment! I would like to visit you in Missouri one of these days.

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      Creator David Riveroll on November 17, 2011

      YES!!! Come to Mexico!! Just backed it up and will receive the DVD, there's a group of interested people in my community in Tepoztlan, were several permaculture projects are rising

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      Creator Rolando on November 16, 2011

      Maybe you can take this project on the road, to lets say Mexico. Id love to be a part of it!

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      Creator Pallas Stanford on November 14, 2011

      Like Pablo Naruda, I have a great love of things and a special love for tools that help us do the work of living cooperatively and sustainable on the planet. I have very little money so would love more ways to help.

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      Creator Nikolay Georgiev on November 10, 2011

      You can preorder the current GVCS machines: http://opensourceecology.org/wiki/Preorders

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      Creator Antuan Guijarro on November 9, 2011

      Very happy to contribute. This is a great idea, keep up the good work ;)

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      Creator Paul Newton on November 7, 2011

      Can't wait to get my fridge magnet :)

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      Creator Chris on November 4, 2011

      Great stuff Guys. let us know when you want to bring these Ideas up to canada!

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      Creator Federico Pistono on November 4, 2011

      Yes! I've been supporting you guys since the very beginning back in the day, now finally a kickstarter project to take off for real.

      Phase 2, here we come! :D

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      Creator David Anderson on November 4, 2011

      Congrats, Marcin!

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      Creator Matthew Greenwald on November 3, 2011

      Yay! You guys are fully funded!

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      Creator Mathias Omotola on November 3, 2011

      Hey Marcin, I do 3D Motion Graphics and Visual FX so if you need any imagery I would be happy to support anyway I can.

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      Creator Hunter57dor on November 3, 2011

      hello. i am a computer technician from torrance, california. in my spare time i also engineer quite a few things.
      i would be more than happy to donate my engineering knowledge to this project.
      there are a few projects i think could go in your kit.
      email me at : lidikaycustom@yahoo.com if you are interested.
      Thanks! :D

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      Creator Jozef Trubac on November 3, 2011

      just one more thing. Kickstarter should mentoin that backer will be charged only if the project is successfully pledged. Without this info some users might hesitate to support because they might be affraid of spending money without helping the project. I hope you see what I mean.

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      Creator Jozef Trubac on November 3, 2011

      I just donated last 10 bucks :D haha
      Anyway great job! I totally agree with your approach and philosophy.
      Wishing you good luck!

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      Creator Kat Bell on November 3, 2011

      Great to see you on Kickstarter! I saw your TedTalk a couple months ago and really enjoyed learning about your project. Good luck!

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      Creator Raymond Lutz on October 30, 2011

      Going small without going backward.
      Maker movement = Occupy the Manufacture

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      Creator Richard Hopkins-Lutz on October 27, 2011

      I am hopeful that this will not only help small farmers and homesteaders here, but spread to less developed nations and areas world wide, enabling everyone the chance for development. This has great potential, especially due to the open source nature of it

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      Creator Chris Allnutt on October 26, 2011

      Projects like these make me realize that the advancement of civilization is not in the hands of governments, or corporations, but rather from great people who want to share their passion with the world.

      I'm extremely excited about this project, and my only regret is not being able to give more.

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      Creator Thomas DiCorcia on October 26, 2011

      Frank Lloyd Wright -- His unrealized Broadacre City design project. A major goal was to change the patterns of production and consumption to enable true democracy. He planned design centers that would create products in a way that would preserve the independence of the individual and their neighbors. The GVCS would fit right in with this vision.

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      Creator Cesar Harada on October 23, 2011

      Amazing! F`rom the last update I can see you're working really hard laying these bricks with the unavoidable break of machines and I guess now the cold weather is kicking in - you do need help.
      I wish you the very best of luck - this is a great great great project and deserve to reach its goal. It is very important.

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      Creator nickvise on October 23, 2011

      I see this project enabling people to become more productive and profitable using only the resources they already have available to them. This is truly a solution that creates wealth and strengthens local economies especially in the developing world. It is not often that a technology comes along with the potential to break down cyclical poverty. Best of luck to all of you!

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      Creator Charles Gardner on October 23, 2011

      Hey everyone, lets all double our Pledges! This absolutely great and It is time for our Generation to Change the World, for us, and for our Children! Lets make this happen Now! I will change my pledge from $10 to $500 Dollars. Please Join me if you can.

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      Creator Jalil Wahdatehagh on October 22, 2011

      "...an idea whose time has come"
      skyrocketing :-)

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      Creator Ken MacDougall on October 22, 2011

      I've been following you guys for a while and now have some funds to pledge. Starting with $8 whenever I have some to spare.

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      Creator Ngaire-Elizabeth Pratt on October 22, 2011

      What an incredibly ethical and truly brilliant idea.
      Applause.
      Very best of luck.

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      Creator Nikolay Georgiev on October 14, 2011

      You can check the Core Values of the Global Village Construction Set: http://opensourceecology.org/wiki/OSE_Specifications#GVCS_Specifications.2FCore_Values

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    Beta Access. Receive weekly status updates with video blog of progress + honorable mention on the Kickstarter Supporters page on our wiki.

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    Represent. Get Beta Access + a GVCS sticker + a personal video thank you message from the OSE Founder published on this page.

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    Back It - Back the project on your own back with the first edition of the Global Village Construction Set T-shirt, in addition to the Represent Package. New reward, added by demand, at the 2-weeks-left mark.

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    Taste the GVCS. Get the Represent package + Punchout Magnet + deluxe data DVD of complete resource library for easy replication of the 4 machines, including instructional videos. The Punchout Magnet is a refrigerator magnet made from 3/4” punch-outs from the world's first, open source, 150 ton hole puncher - punched with tons of love during CEB Press and Tractor fabrication.

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    Use the GVCS. Taste the GVCS package + Visit the GVCS + a solenoid controller board for the CEB press, including un-soldered components, milled on our own open source CNC Circuit Mill

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    Build Naturally. Admission to a one-day Natural Building workshop at Factor e Farm in 2011 + DVD documenting the natural construction with CEB, Straw, and Lumber, including modular house and workshop designs that can be adapted based on our designs. Includes hands-on experience: brick laying with CEBs and square bale insulation; assisting with lumber production with the Dimensional Sawmill, and square bale making with the Baler.

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    Produce. Build Naturally package + an immersion experience of one day of personal coaching for you to do brick pressing, lumber production, or baling at Factor e Farm. We provide you with technical support, you do the actual work, with possibility of taking home the product.

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    Go Deep. Access to user training workshops for any of the 50 GVCS machines as they become available + fabrication training workshops + other workshops as they are offered at Factor e Farm. This is for responsible individuals committed to re-skilling themselves in a deep way.

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