Mini OSG Plans
Here is the cut guide for the Mini OSG:
Mini OSG Cut Guide - Google Docs
Cost is roughly $50 to build.
Mini OSG Preview
Mini OSG Bucky Fuller... Read more
Video series completed
The "final, final" video has been posted ;)
All 18 videos are up for your viewing "pleasure"
Kickstarter backer credits are in the OSG_10 video.
If I missed... Read more
Temp roof covering video
Temp roof covering video in the playlist:
Re-edit coming later this week. Just wanted to get this out quick.
Plastic cut graphic added to the OSG Full Manual
One video left
The plastic covering video is the only one left. In progress.
All frame construction videos are done and uploaded.
I combined the .PDF's into a "manual". Will be working on... Read more
Last 3 videos and Cut Guide update
Editing and uploading the rafter ring and main rafters video tonight.
Corner rafters and corner "skin" boards.
Plastic covering cut guide
Latest update to the main "Cut Guide":... Read more
Error in .PDF cut guide
Hi, there is an error on page 7 of the Cut Guide .PDF
The length of the main rafter should read 68"
Google Sketchup calculated this incorrectly on the dimension... Read more
Final Update Addendum
A "final" Google Sketchup model has been uploaded:
New pictorial Cut Length Guide has been uploaded and OSG guides renamed:
RBE Google Docs
You can build the OSG... Read more
Final Project Update
Hi everybody. I just completed the Google Sketchup model of the OSG:
Never used Sketchup before? Give it a shot!
Download the free viewer to explore the model:
http://sketchup.google.com/intl/en/download/gsuviewer.html... Read more
3 tool videos
Three new tool videos going up by tomorrow (Tues. 28th)
One is live right now...
RBE YouTube Channel
Wood is here!
Got the wood in last night. Looks decent at first glance.
Getting ready for filming. Built a "Fig Rig" from PVC pipe. It helps keep the camera stable while moving... Read more
Check the YouTube page for the latest video:
It's a slideshow of specific critical Flickr pics, plus 2 new shots of the model.
Wood is coming in on Sat.... Read more
OSG Model Video
The OSG Model video is live on my YouTube channel:
Check it out!
The model video illustrates the general configuration and the main "parts" of the full size greenhouse.... Read more
Building a desktop model of the greenhouse out of tiny wood.
You thought I could wait till July? ;)
Wanted to take a second and show something. This pic illustrates... Read more
RBE YouTube Channel
Ok, got the first (unrelated) full length test video up on my new YouTube channel:
Please bookmark, going to be a torrent of of information coming your way.
To... Read more
Video Cam Operational
Just got the replacement camera battery in today. Quick test video below.
The video looks jittery while moving due to the electronic image stabilization.Yeah, you heard that right... Read more
OSG Tool Guide Goes Live
The OSG Tool Guide is now live:
Download for best viewing.
.PDF or Libre Office Open Doc Format, your choice.
Took me many hours....
Document location change
Ok, I've decided to go with Libre Office/Open Office and .PDF documents right off the bat. Had some compatibility problems with moving documents back and forth on Google Docs. The... Read more
Video update coming soon
Hi, I'll be getting the first video update out in another week. I have the project videocam in hand but the battery was missing from the factory package :(
New... Read more
Another note of thanks
Thanks go out to EVERY backer in the completion of project funding!
I'll be ramping up a webpage outside of Kickstarter to hold the manual and videos created from this... Read more
I'd like to thank everybody for getting the project to this milestone. I'm working in the background to get the location and materials set for the video shoot. Tentative date... Read more
Well, I dug out a video of the greenhouse prototype done with my broken camera.
You can see why I'm trying to get this project funded!
This video was shot... Read more
Found a good little video that illustrates a point. Always use materials appropriate to what you're building! The Kerr Center hoop house design does not use PVC. They had this... Read more
Update coming soon
Been busy with a few things. Will be putting out another update soon.
Thanks go out to all the recent backers. Even a small pledge gets this train rolling!
Video cam info and shoot date
Looks like the cheap, yet good Sanyo is discontinued. No big deal as I found a better candidate:
Coming out in June. $300 roughly.
It should arrive... Read more
Detour on ideas....
Here is a little video detour into geometry and where it came from. It's also about where ideas actually come from in the first place.
Consciousness comes first, then reality... Read more
Hi, today's update is going to be about design thoughts.
Building design is partly about enclosing space and making it useful to you, the human.
Tradeoffs are inevitable depending on... Read more
Hi everybody, just a quick update. I'll be writing more later today.
I'd like to say thanks to all my project backers. Even $5 amounts are greatly appreciated!
My Flickr... Read more
Alternate greenhouse uses
Even though I'm calling this structure a "greenhouse", there are many other applications.
My original design inspiration was for the frame to be used inside a Hexayurt
If you're just... Read more
Kalee has pledged $100! Many thanks to you!
I look forward to giving you a hand with your greenhouse build directly (if you so choose).
Next update I'm going to... Read more
Just thought I'd drop a note about the video camera the project needs.
I'm going to go for a Sanyo VPC-GH2. It's cheap, GOOD, and I might even be able... Read more
Local build workshops
Another backer. Thanks John!
If this project gets funded, I'll be doing build workshops in the Albuquerque, NM area. Probably Quelab Hackerspace and one in the Backyard Gardening series at... Read more
Roof test video added
Added a quick video of me testing the roof rafters. Note that the roof was not even completed yet. It was still missing 6 rafters!
And also note the fact... Read more