THE BIG GREEN MACHINE

A low cost, open-source, large format, industrial output (3kg / hr+) 3d printer (Additive Manufacture platform) for our bio-composite bio-materials and recycled waste plastics to print The Green Camp System.

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PROJECT RESOURCES

  • Opensource X-Y gantry and printer frame development with Openbuilds HERE
  • Opensource electronics hardware, firmware and settings development with Duet 3D HERE
  • Project updates in the journal section at the bottom of this page.

PROJECT OVERVIEW VIDEO

DESIGN PROCESS FOR SPACEPLATES / GREEN CAMP STRUCTURES

LONGER OVERVIEW VIDEO

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‍Riverwoods Weekend

25th November

The Weekend will begin with a screening of Riverwoods (click the poster to see the trailer) in The Vicar's Hall at Chichester Cathedral with a presentation from the film maker Peter Cairns from Scotland Big Picture all about their incredibly inspiring ecosystem restoration projects in Scotand. Proceeds are being donated to the project's charity which is currently raising funds to reforest The Dark Isle in Invernessshire. The film details how their restoration projects have a massive positive effect on the environment and local communities in scotland and how these inspiring restoration models can be applied anywhere...

We will then head back to Green Camp Ellanore to our eco-domes, cosy around the fire by the sea to spend the rest of the weekend wrapping on about these solutions with a program of Yin Yoga, meditation, healthy vegan food, music and other nature based activities led by the amazing Alex Rogers and the rest of The Green Team. Our focus is on being inspired and supported by positive and working nature based solutions and their people and restoring our own mental and physical health. 

| 90 mins
25th November
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Eating Our Way to Extinction Weekend

25th - 29th February‍

This feature length Documentary has been a labour of love by Otto and Ludo Brockway for the last 8 or so years. Narrated by our Kate Winslet, the film explores the most important, effective and accessible solutions of our time. We look forwards to exploring this with you, the producer of E2E Mark Galvin and some of the E2E team! We are also grouping the leading functional medical and nutritional scientists on the island, some of our absollute favorite artists, herbalists, nature protectors and healers. To book for just the screening and not the whole Yin Yoga retreat click here.

| 90 mins
25th - 29th February‍
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TAWAI - A Voice From The Forest Weekend

28th - 30th April

Tawai is a word the nomadic hunter gatherers of Borneo use to describe the connection they feel to their forest home. In this dreamy, philosophical and sociological look at life: Bruce Parry (of the BBC's Tribe, Amazon & Arctic) embarks on an immersive odyssey to explore the different ways that humans relate to nature and how this influences the way we create our societies. From the forests of the Amazon and Borneo to the River Ganges and Isle of Skye, Tawai is a quest for reconnection, providing a powerful voice from the heart of the forest itself. Bruce will be present for a Q&A after the film and will be at Green Camp Ellanore all weekend for the forest gardening, meditation, music and other options that weekend. See create.green/screen for more info.

| 115mins
28th - 30th April

GREEN TEAM

Charles Fraser

Founder and general secretary

Charles is the Founder and Director and General Secretary of Green Campus.
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Martin Jensen

Chief Technology Officer

Martin and his team used to work at Siemens Wind power designing and building the world's largest wind turbines from composites. He broke away to develop the 100% non-toxic bio-composites we are using in our Green Camp System.
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Sean Singleton

Build Partner

Sean and his team have been supporting with the construction of prototypes, introduction of the bio-materials and 3D printing technology to the marine and composites industry. We are working to set up manufacture together at their HQ at Northshore Boatyard in Itchenor Harbour.
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Sinesh Shah

Chief Financial Officer

A strong leader with Board Director and Investment Committee experience of resolving commercial issues and approving investment decisions.
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Tony Chignel

Bio-composite development

Tony assisted Green Campus in first winning the deal with Martin to start running tests with his bio-resin.
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Simon Rogers

Rogers Advanced Composites

Simon is an expert naval engineer, specifically in the world of composites and he has been very supportive of the development our bio-composites and manufacture.
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LOCATION& TRAVEL INFO

Green Camp Ellanore is in the beautiful village of West Wittering, a quaint little cottage in the middle of a field by the sea. Here is some basic info about how to get here:

  • MINIBUS SHUTTLE - In the booking engine you can choose the optiional extra of the minibus from London. This costs £40 return which is just £5 more than the train and is door to door. NB we need 8 or more preople for this to become a viable option.
  • BY CAR - There is very limited parking so please let us know if you are coming by car and we will try and turn your car into a car-pool full of furry vegans to make the most of it. Once booked in we will send you the post code.
  • BY RAIL - Chichester Station is 7 miles from the propperty and trains leave London Victoria (£20 - Duration = 1h20), Clapham Junction (1h10) and Gatwick Airport (1h) every 30 minutes coming to Chichester directly.
  • BUS - Richt next to Chichester station you can ride the 52 or 53 Bus to 'The Old House at Home' stop in West Wittering. It's a 10 minute walk down our country lane from there to the cottage. Cost c. £5
  • TAXI - Black cabs leave from the station and cost about £15.
JOURNAL

The Green Campus Journal chronicles the latest journal entries from all green team members. Look out for the monthly Green News Show for an in-depth update about what's been going on!

For more articles see the full jounal page

December 7, 2023
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Here I tell the story of the people and processes that won the final debate of the 200th aniversary of The Oxford Union on the motion: This House Would Go Vegan. The effort was intended to shine a light on the arguments of Dr. Sailesh Rao and Gerard Wedderburn-Bisshop that insist we must include the Carbon opportunity Cost of deforestation, the carbon that can not be sequestered by forests that are cut down, in the IPCC and therefore national carbon accounting conventions. Including COC in Carbon accounting conventions shows that livestock is responsible for 87% of Global Temperature Change Potential and focusing on fossil fuels is actually speeding up climate change. The event allowed us to meet researchers at Oxford who argue for and against the position and yet we continue our work to find written arguments against the position which was won on the day. We are very Grateful to The Oxford Union for supporting this event and allowing us to use it to shine a light into this all important place. The story follows:

Challenging The Orthodoxy: Is Excluding Carbon Opportunity Cost (COC) from IPCC and therefore National Carbon Accounting fair or lawful?

Including COC in Carbon Accounting conventions shows livestock = 87% of Global Temperature Change Potential. We debated this at The Oxford Union and drew out those who can help our legal case to challenge the lawfulness of present policy. Thank you all who have helped begin this unfolding story!
July 7, 2023
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Sharrow Marine Toroidal Props & Infinite Range Silent Yachts & Friends

Here details an overview of efforts to bring Sharrow Marine's Toroidal Propellers to Silent Yachts, a luxury solar powered yacht design and manufacture yacht company at their e-foil riders event in Mallorca in June 20023. Sharrow's props boast 80% noise reduction and 48% fuel efficiency benefits while Silent Yachts demonstrate infinite range. My effort was to see if I could pay for a custom Sharrow Marine prop for the Silent Yachts and thus extend the latitudes where their incredible solar power train is viable in order to secure a brokerage for these extended markets and of course for these revolutionary propellers.
January 25, 2023
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Functional Medical Resources

Here are a list of various functional medical organisations and documentary films about their work that, based on my experience, are much more successful schools of medicine for dealing with degenerative disease: cancer, diabetes, heart disease, skin disorders, auto-immune disorders etc. than aleopathic medicine (mainstream medicine). Please review the films, the reviews from some of the world's leading doctors and physicians and see for yourself. NB: we still love the mainstream trauma wards and emergency response teams and support them fully!
October 14, 2021
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Hi Campers, this is an update about the very slow but steady progress with the opensource redesign of The Green Machine with resources where you can follow along.

Green Machine Opensource Update

We are now working with the Duet 3D opensource CNC Electronics Community & Opensource Lily Pellet Extruder by Recycl3DPrint to totally redesign the CNC electronics hardware for The Green Machine so it can manage the industrial (yet affordable) output of the Lily Pellet extruder. Follow along here!
August 13, 2021
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Herewith an update about development of the low cost, large format, pellet based, bio-composite additive manufacturing platform to print The Green Camp System.

Manufacture Update - August 2021

Things have been incredibly hard for these last few months. I am still encountering many many failures but the net result is progress in the direction that I am working towards and hopefully soon, when we fix these last few failed parts, we will be where we want to be.
May 25, 2021
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More panel progress

I am happy to say that after five years of trying, I’ve finally managed to produce a very strong, full scale outdoor construction panel made from our 100%: non-toxic, plant-based, recyclable, biodegradable biocomposites. Thanks to allthe supporters of our crowdfunding campaign I was able to put together “The Green manufacture System (a large format 3-D printer) and test various different methods for extruding the biomaterials that we have developed with our sponsors.
March 4, 2021
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Here is a report on the first test print of a full scale panel (although devided into quarters) using our prototype "Green Manufacture System"

First Full Scale Prototype Panel

Here is a report on the first test print of a full scale panel (although devided into quarters) using our prototype "Green Manufacture System"
February 24, 2021
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Prototype Green Manufacture System Assembly

The Prototype "Green Manufacture System", a massive 3D printer, was too big for the garage at Green Campus Ellanore soo we have made a quick workaround...‍ Here's a timelapse video and summary.

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UPM Formi Biocomposite Pellets for 3D printing

99% bio-based biocomposite for 3D printing. A PLA like product with wood celulose fibre re-enforcement. UPM Formi biocomposite has high performance qualities with lower carbon footprint than fossil-based materials. The biocomposite combines mouldability of plastics and strength and sustainability of wood. Compared with traditional oil-based plastic, it reduces the product’s carbon emission by -50 %. It is a cost- and resource-efficient alternative for reducing the environmental impact of products.

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Pond Biocomposite Resin for Natural Fibres (1m felt roll)

The Pond Bio-Resin comes in felt rolls of 1m width and up to 50m in length. These 100% non-toxic biocomposite resin sheets can be laied up between the layers of natural fibre re-enforcement (Flax, Jute, Hemp, meadowgrass, old shirts etc). It has to be a natural fibre because the resin forms a covalent bond (shares an electron) with the fibre which is responsible for it's great strength. Recommend 50-50 fibre to resin ratio. Sold in rolls of 10metres minimum. 10% discount for 100 meter orders. 100% non-toxic, 100% plant based, Tg of 140C, Strength 108MPA (with natural fibres in report below), Stiffness 40GPa (Young's modulus).

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