‘Made for the bin or made to build upon.’
Hey, here are some ideas for first points. Any suggestions? Happy about ideas for better language or missing points – or which one could go. I feel like it should not be more than 12.
Anyhow. Happy about feedback.
0 – Some materials are easy to recycle and some aren’t. Pick the first ones.
1 – Make the by-products of your project the materials for your next one.
2 – Screws better than glues, nuts and bolts are even better.
3 – Biobased is cool, biodegradable is even cooler!
4 – Think about your projects future. Made for the bin or made to build upon?
5 – Repairing is making with a ‘re’ – remake!
6 – Do more with less: Hack and improve old projects. Add features to existing things.
7 – Source locally.
8 – Reversibility rules! Make things for dis- and reassembly. Parts can be separated and reassembled again, ∼ components shall be replacable.
9 – Modularity is good. If it allows interoperability and compatibility it is fantastic.
10 – Use simple and open standards and common tools, sophisticated tools & solutions are barely ok.
11 – Make things open.
12 – Maintain your tools – take good care of your tools, make them longlasting.
13 – Turn off your tools and the lights when you leave your workshop. Save energy.
14 – Share the fun you have doing the above.
Not sure about these two
(_) – Complex is impressive, sure, but simple is beautiful and inspiring.
(_) – Go for a walk in the woods. And learn from nature. / Take a break and have a walk in the woods. Study circularity in nature.
‘Not made for the bin; but made to build upon.’