OpenBidouille, a Open Bricolage, better: a perfect example of Doityourself.
The location is incredible: the Darwin Ecosystem, a huge ex industrial park, with murales everywhere, created by Philippe and Jean Marc, entrepreneurs, today transformed in a interesting place where share knowledge and space, with skate park, co working offices, open spaces, collectives, cyclofficine, with a different approach to another economy, more sustainable and wide.
Instead Open Bidouille is this one:
Associations that meet together and are able to do something with their hands.
Patchwork with recycled materials, who pimps bikes, who explains to people physics laws, who tweets in morse and who explains to kids how to use arduino and 3D printer to make a plastic heart.
Here Open Source and sharing is a philosophy, not only a way to approach web.
As it happens in LaBX, the Bordeaux hakerspace, where Michel and Jonhatan try to create the OpenCulture.
They explain how the priority for them is to share knowhow, devices and technology to help who needs support to make projects and ideas.
Jonathan, Phitobiologist, starts to use Arduino and his potentials to develop studies about plants. Michel shows us a Drone able to fly, and the Air Quality Egg,a small sphere able to check the air and gas sending datas to mobile devices.
Everything they do is far from business. Is pure passion, the needs to create something usefull for others, and to share the range of possibilities with people.
Alex Korber is part of Usinette, the small factory.
His creation is able to recycle plastic and reuse it to make PLA filaments, the ones used by 3D printer.
In his life Alex creates web sites, the fablab is a passion, and believes: “If it will become a job probably I won’t enjoy it so much!”
In OpenBidouille we meet also Julien, from Les Petits Brouillards, an international French associations with the goal to create a technological and advanced scientific culture for kids and parents.
OpenBidouille closes, and the MakerFaireRome Barcamper Tour starts again to travel. Next stop, Paris!