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Replimat is a self-replicating and broadly interoperable building system. It is intended to build most things most people need, and to be lots of fun.

Self reproduction lowers cost, decentralizes production, localizes supply and demand, enables innovation, shortens supply lines, reduces inventory and storage requirements, and encourages the reproduction and spread of knowledge and empowerment.

Replimat is Open Source Hardware and an example of the Open Design Movement. The Replimat project follows a community code of conduct.

Reasons to use Replimat

  • [Dis]assemble fast!
  • Minimize head tooling
  • Minimize real tooling
  • Non-destructive - cradle to cradle, designed for disassembly and reuse
  • Standardized components drastically reduce inventory, manufacturing requirements
  • Avoid unnecessary material transformations - when possible use unmodified goods
  • Interoperate with existing construction systems

Design goals

  • The right way is the easiest to copy.
  • Design parts against the replimat grid to reduce complexity and increase modularity and reusability
  • favor parts which can be locally reproduced and have wide application
  • enable local production via locally made machines
  • consume waste materials for use as raw materials wherever possible - trash to treasure
  • promote pools of compatible parts, within which innovation can happen as fast as communication
  • insist on openness and wide application of all components, production processes, firmwares and software

Ways to help

What is Replimat made of?

Keeping the number of parts small reduces the infrastructure needed to reproduce them.
Frames / Plates / Sheets / Casters
Bolts / Nuts / Washers / Wrenches
Barrels
Wheels / Bearings / Axles / Springs
Controllers / Batteries / Electrical connectors / Wires / Motors / Solar panels
Pumps / Hoses / Clamps / Couplers / Exchangers
Cord

What makes more Replimat?

Keeping the number of tools small, simplifies replication.

Input material Project Output part
Raw lumber, plastic or metal square stock Lumber mills / Frame drills Frames
Plastic waste Shredders / Pellet printers Category:Plastic parts

What can we make with Replimat?

So many things! Growing the number of projects helps the whole community.

Tools

Toolboxes
Spades
Pallets / Crates / Barrels
Ladders

Energy

Motors
Batteries
Thermal batteries

Transportation

Cargo cycles
Cargo trailers
Passenger trailers
Scooters

Agriculture

Wheelbarrows
Carts
Chicken tractors
Kitchens
Grow cabinets
Greenhouses
Harvest spinners
Harvest bubblers
Tractors

Manufacturing

Saw stands
Drill presses
Laser cutters
Plasma cutters
Wood lathes
Metal mills
CNC routers
Sheet brakes
Copy carvers
Potter's wheels
Kilns
3D printers
Planers
Power tools
Plastic recycling centers
Robot arms

Textiles

Washing Machines
Table looms
Screen printers

Furniture

Desks
Tables
Shelves
Bins
Work lights
Beds
Chairs
Couches

Contributor designed

Bicycle racks

Locations

Abundance Acre

Research

Gridbeam
RBS/Gear
Brackets
Vention
OpenBTS
OsmocomBB