A Open Source House at the Saint Malo Mini-Maker Faire

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A Open Source House at the Saint Malo Mini-Maker Faire

Saint Malo Mini Maker Faire

This post is coming to you live from the Saint Malo Mini-Maker Faire—the first Maker Faire in France—being held at the IUT de Saint-Malo here this weekend.

Almost the first thing you see when you walk in the door here at the Saint Malo mini-Maker Faire, is a small wooden house, tucked away at the end of the table where you can learn to solder.

John Lejeune—who runs the fabrication laboratory at EESAB in Rennes—is a maker that’s done what I would have thought impossible. He has built an open source house.

Built entirely using local artisans, the house gained a coveted energy efficiency award qualifying it as a passive house—or “blow in-door” if you translate the French literally. You will soon be able to download all the plans for the house, which will be released under an open source license.

6 thoughts on “A Open Source House at the Saint Malo Mini-Maker Faire

  1. SaluteUn Open Source House al Malo Mini Maker Faire San | Salute says:

    […] Quasi la prima cosa si vede quando si cammina nella porta qui al Malo mini-Maker Faire Santo è i piani per una casa open source. […]

  2. Sherry Huss says:

    Excellent having John Lejeune @makerfairestm representing @eesabrennnes

  3. The Saint Malo Mini-Maker Faire Roundup | MAKE says:

    […] The Open Source House […]

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Alasdair Allan is a scientist, author, hacker and tinkerer, who is spending a lot of his time thinking about the Internet of Things. In the past he has mesh networked the Moscone Center, caused a U.S. Senate hearing, and contributed to the detection of what was—at the time—the most distant object yet discovered.

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