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I'd be interested in any thoughts about how a similar project might be rendered more economically successful ? Do you think ERE2 would be somehow compatible with an artist created and supported project like this?
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... the miracles of increased precision and bootstrapping!This is like watching someone explain a magic trick, in slow motion, all while showing each and every move in detail and yet it still comes across as magic.
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If you're interested in the brass/wood aesthetics or handmade level of instrumentation, I also recommend jdflyback, e.g. that adds electronics and glassblowing to build a tube amplifier from scratch. (Homemade resistors are surprisingly easy to do.)
Funny that soldering components onto brass nails tacked into wood was still a thing in the 1980s. I made quite a few of those projects back in the days. I wonder how many of the "lets glue some commercial breakout boards together"-generation has ever seen or done that.
I read somewhere that machined threads can only be copied and not bootstrapped. The first threads therefore had to be filed by hand. I'm not convinced. I can think of at least one ghetto way to cut threads if one can make two angled cog wheels and that can be made with geometry. But perhaps that's not accurate enough.
Updates on some of the people who bought the €1 homes in Italy since 2018, and the continuations of the program in some cities / towns. Other than the one lady from the beginning, it seems like a lot of people bought slightly nicer homes and/or updated their €1 euro for under €50k total. In the middle is a family from Petaluma, about 10 mins from where I live where the average house price is around $900k usd. Assuming that €50k number from earlier (which might have been high), you can get about 18 houses in Italy for one house here.
One guy was trying to build a restaurant / community kitchen, and ended up not being able to afford the renovations on his €1 house after 2020 inflated the materials cost. He ended up selling it back for €1 and eating the transaction cost, and then renting out a commercial space for around €300 / month.
If you can handle the overall slower pace of life and enjoy the region, It seems like an incredible value to live a nice Italian style life in a place with growing expat communities. Obviously, go stay in the town for a month or two or twenty before buying.