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The Open Structures website is back online after a large overhaul! It's looking great :)

Open Structures is an open source modular system that allows you to build anything from shelving to a recumbent bike to a table lamp to stool, using modular, replaceable parts and standard hardware. This means you can repair and redesign any item that fits the standard, and build new parts using designs freely available online.

openstructures.net/

@puffinus_puffinus just visually overwhelming. Images blur and modals randomly appear on hover and stuff, it made my eyes cross. Sorry, I didn't mean to be an asshole

@derpayatz
Not at all, everyone's experience will be different. I get what you mean about the blurring, I thought that was a little annoying too. Plus a couple of pop-ups in weird places.

If you look beyond that though, the concepts they're describing and the examples they've already created are pretty inspiring and to me give an example of how we could make drastically lower waste white goods, furniture etc. using a system that meant a product could be disassembled into its component parts and reassembled / returned to a hackspace or community trade supplies shop, where the parts could go into something new. The same single part might be used on a bike, in a washing machine, and finally form part of a cabinet for the rest of its life. The waste reduction would be phenomenal.

@puffinus_puffinus I'm totally behind the concepts, I was making a very narrow point about the website only =)

I totally forgot to post about this; thanks @puffinus_puffinus! I definitely see where you're coming with the new website being overly busy, @derpayatz.

Open Structures is super rad, and I'm hoping if we get this makerspace off the ground here to encourage people to use it when they make projects.

@puffinus_puffinus honestly not looking so great, the pictures all blur when I scroll to them and the cookie prompt takes up half the screen. also the landing page isn't very informative, the pictures are presented without enough context

@trwnh it feels like arty people made the site instead of engineers. It's better than it was before though and overall still a useful and informative site.

@puffinus_puffinus this is great, I'm working on something similar ! I'll send it over when the link goes live 🔗

@puffinus_puffinus @vfrmedia
I'm getting too old I guess.
I've visited that website multiple times and simply get lost, frustrated and leave.

@gemlog @vfrmedia It's not perfect. The site is better than it used to be though.

Isn’t there a massive 50% kickback to the designers of the underlying system though? It seems prohibitively high to ne

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