Ivan Illich wrote Deschooling Society in 1971. In it, he suggested that the cars 90% of the people of the world really need, are not hi-tech, but lo-tech – cars, trucks, simple forms of transport that can handle the rough, unpaved roads (for example) and that are easily repaired with tools and parts that the local people either have to hand or can easily find. Well, that is the principle this young farmer/engineer/inventor has picked up and run with.

Global Village Construction Set – TED Talk from Open Source Ecology on Vimeo.

And here is a follow-up:

Shuttleworth Fellowship – Personal Introduction from Open Source Ecology on Vimeo.