Project Highlight - Manual CEB Press
This is our first official project. It is
nearing completion. With any luck and some
funding, we will have a full scale prototype build by
the middle of January 2012. This project will
design and build a human powered manual CEB (Compressed
Earth Brick) press. Several designs will be used as
source material as many good ones have been created over
the years. Two designs come to mind right away. One is
the original CINVA Ram and the later developed CETA Ram.
The later version is superior and will likely be the
basis of our more modern design.
As times get tougher, cheap, easy to access building
materials will become more and more important.
With a CEB press, anyone can make quality, low eco
impact building blocks basically from dirt. Add a
small amount of cement to make them water resistant and
you have the answer to your construction needs.
This press like all the other projects at OSRL are a
free gift to the world.
We need YOUR help to keep this good work
- Dec. 12, 2011 - Mechanical Drawings Done
- Nov. 06, 2011 - Prototype designed
- Nov. 02, 2011 - Project accepted
- Nov. 01, 2011 - Proposal made
- Oct. 31, 2011 - Project leader chosen
- Oct. 31, 2011 - Home page initialized