...You can change the world.
I just want to highlight two super-cool groups I've recently discovered, both of which adhere to the same build it yourself, open source ethos.
•Copenhagen Suborbitals http://www.copenhagensuborbitals.com/
A group of Danish rocket scientists looking to put a man into space (suborbital space). Since they began in 2008, they've built and flown a large number of rockets (like this one: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K7YZpvs513U&feature=fvst ) + a prototype space capsule.
They recently launched an Indiegogo campaign to raise funds for their next space capsule, the Tycho Deep Space II. http://www.indiegogo.com/Tych
Big fuck up ending up in several people being banned, though Paraksy lifted the ban after a week. But we made a new forum by then. Basically we dont want something like that to happen again and we want to keep people like jagger and others out.
Huh, I missed that. I may join if I see it developing into a better community than the original forum. The original is alright, but doesn't have enough interesting projects/discussion going on imo, either because the general discussion section is too distracting or because the userbase is just too young (I think it's the latter, unfortunately).