Artists N55.dk have published a new manual titled XYZ SPACEFRAME VEHICLES. In this lengthy and well pictured write-up, we’re introduced to an entire line of small human powered and human electric hybrid city vehicles. The designs are inspired, and the quality of the workmanship put in by N55 and collaborator Till Wolfer is impressive. From [...]
Written, produced, directed and edited by Richard Jergenson, Phil Jergenson, and Howard Letovsky in 1995, this video introduction to the Gridbeam construction system – then called Box Beam – covers a wide array of subjects. Wood and aluminum construction techniques, popular construction toys, electric vehicles, and more. It’s a bit of Gridbeam history we’re excited [...]
Hello to everyone from Low Tech Magazine! The friendly folks over there recently published a fantastic article about modular building systems. It starts: Click through to read the rest!
This one’s been up for a while, but it’s the first time I’ve seen it. Over at the blog of “Yet Another Code Monkey“, we get a detailed walk through the making of some colorful gridbeam and a toy shelf for the little code monkeys – complete with lots of photos. We think this is [...]
Some of you may have noticed the books recently linked in the site’s main menu. For those who haven’t, you’ll find complete online copies of both How to Build With Gridbeam and How to Build Your Own Living Structures alongside the previously released Box Beam Sourcebook. Spread the knowledge! To commemorate the event, I’m happy [...]
We’re quite fond of the name Jason Huggins chose for his 5/16 inch Gridbeam. Bitbeam is great for building smaller items like toys, robots, and models. Jason’s used it to create a robot which can operate touchscreen devices: Who will be the first to make a giant version with 1½ inch Gridbeam? You can buy [...]
Rachel Tietjen of Oakland-based singing trio the T Sisters writes: Click here to read about her solution.
Phil and Richard wrote and self-published the first book about their sustainable, reusable, reconfigurable construction system when it was still going by the name “Box Beam”. Grid Beam has come a long way since, but we felt there was some historical significance to the book, and that it would serve as great starter material for [...]