Tzoumakers in a nutshell
Given the current situation with the Covid-19 virus, Tzoumakers community postpones all activities. We will keep you updated.
Stay healthy and safe!
Tzoumakers is an open lab for communities to cooperatively design and manufacture tools for small-scale agricultural production. Our vision is to create such sites in both villages and cities where citizens may seize technology into their own hands. These sites may be supported by municipalities and / or by multi-stakeholder cooperatives.
At this stage, however, we are primarily focusing on empowering the local communities to ensure the viability of our pilot. Hence, our website is mostly in Greek (as long as the Tzoumakers facebook group). We shall enrich it in due time.
You can find the documentation (in Enlgish) of some of the tools below. First comes the contruction guide and then the documentation folder which contains design files, photos and more info:
- Post driver: Tool construction guide, tool documentation folder
- Tilling fork: Tool construction guide, tool documentation folder
- Beekeeping frame wiring device: Tool construction guide, tool documentation folder
- Clouds (modular pop-up infrastructure that support gatherings and event organizing, originally made in the Ludd lab): Tool construction guide, Tool manual, tool documentation folder
In the meantime, you may check out the documentary about one of our actions which encapsulates our ambition.
Tzoumakers are located on the region of Tzoumerka, in the cultural center of the Kalentzi village (location on the map here).
To reach us, please feel free to write us at email@example.com. If that doesn’t work, call us at (+30)6932124260 (you can also use Signal, Telegram etc and ask for Alekos).
(We would like to thank our friend Nicolas Garnier for the photo 🙂 )