How-to Site, go there!
Chris and others, are a very worthy group of people
at OpenSourceMachine.org. Not
asking anything for their effort, they want to give needy people a way
to retrieve their dignity, by making their own machine tools!
My hat's off to
and without further ado, let me show you the Multimachine:
May look too much for non-specialized folk, but
it is easily built by anyone, and only as precise as the commitment of
the individuals concerned.
It works as a machine
tool AND even as a Generator!
And it is built... with an
automobile's engine block and other Junkyard stuff!
Keith, from http://zipblocks.com:
I’d have to call that taking creativity, common sense, and thriftiness
to the outer limits.
by the Author's own words:
MultiMachine is a multi purpose machine tool* that a semi-skilled
mechanic with just regular hand tools can build
using scrap car and truck parts. Electric power is not needed.
Developing Countries, the MultiMachine has the potential for saving or
improving the lives of many thousands of people.
These machines can be used in many ways:
the health sector by its use in building water pumps, filters, water
well drilling rigs and hospital furnishings.
agriculture by its use in building farm machinery and irrigation pumps.
transportation by its use in building and repairing parts for vehicles.
communications by its use as as a cell phone charging station.
village life by being a source of battery power for home lighting.
education by providing vocational education students with machine tools
that they build themselves and then are able
to take back to their villages when they graduate.
There's lots other
as a complete
Machinist course(!), a compressor, and hydraulic
press, and what have you!!!
stop wasting time on
wishing and hoping, go to this link, and BUILD STUFF!