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8 Feb 2021
@ivar:matrix.orgivarnice. I've got a 1/4 acre in Canada, just north of Washingon (Zone 8)19:02:29
@ivar:matrix.orgivarit's a bit frustrating - I'm fighting the city's bylaw officer over what is considered "unsightly" - my unfinished hugulkultur beds are contentious πŸ™„19:03:35
10 Feb 2021
@aldresan:matrix.orgaldresanHey folks, does anyone know of any power tools being produced using open source hardware/standard protocols?06:17:33
@aldresan:matrix.orgaldresanI'm looking into some basic construction tools but would hate to get trapped into a proprietary battery/charging scheme, etc06:18:09
@hnzssn:matrix.orghnzssn aldresan: You might have a look here https://www.opensourceecology.org/gvcs/gvcs-machine-index/ 19:26:23
@aldresan:matrix.orgaldresan hnzssn: oh I love OSE! I was just meaning on a smaller scale, like skilsaws and angle grinders & the like 23:44:08
@aldresan:matrix.orgaldresanan alternative to milwaukee, dewalt, etc.. that has less restrictive battery schemes23:45:16
11 Feb 2021
@hnzssn:matrix.orghnzssnOh i don't know. In what way are the schemes restrictive? Maybe the old Makita models. If i remember right, one were able to open and maybe modify them? And what abot non-cordless tools. And a portable battery?04:36:53
@aldresan:matrix.orgaldresaneach set of power tools seem to have their own proprietary charging designs, with no standardization between manufacturers. Whereas air-powered tools, consumer electronics, etc.. at least tend to have the basic architecture of standardized hardware compatibility, power tools absolutely luxuriate in their lack of cross-compatibility. I just did further research and the situation seems dire indeed, and it looks like there are no alternatives using any industry standard. Much like the printing industry, it seem they have found their lack of cooperation between designs helps them to pigeonhole consumers into a single brand.07:16:01
@fxhp:matrix.orgunturfOnly battery power is proprietary, for the most part other components are interchangeable (blades, drill bits, etc) That said i tend to only buy battery powered drills and other hand tools. Plug in varieties with an extension cord oftentimes cannot be beat with power and price. 13:00:08
@hnzssn:matrix.orghnzssnAh, now i got what you meant. Yes like Iphone had incompatible own Apple-Standards... I only would choose a drill with Battery, rest of tools with cord. And I like manual tools as well.17:47:20
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@hnzssn:matrix.orghnzssn unturf: yes, thats right. But why without any other context? 06:15:20
@fxhp:matrix.orgunturfI planned to post in the other permaculture channel, posted here by mistake. 13:00:41
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