Woodbury Makerspace Plan

Woodbury Makerspace Business Plan

Newland Cooperative, Minnesota

by Lyno Sullivan, Founder and President

MISSION STATEMENT

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Utilizing Minnesota’s Newland Cooperative system capabilities, we enable 3D model designers, sculptors, artists, and 3D product idea people. We do this by consistently providing co-operatively owned spaces in Woodbury, Minnesota, filled with high quality classic, multi-color, and exotic material 3D prototype printing tools and services. We apply principles of time investor co-operative workforces, to bring idea people together with producer people, who together, invest time developing an idea and bringing it to market. The principles are that time investment hours and capital investments are repaid from sales. Excess sales income spreads to nearby coops to help them bring their new ideas to fruition. Product royalties provide an incentive for time investors in a Newland chartered virtual coop.

A simple motivation is the opportunity to work with people teaching and learning in a cooperative environment. Professionals and students meeting one another in low-key learning environment. Local professionals get to assist up-and-coming professionals, some of whom seek internships, scholarships, mentors, to become a mentor, and so forth. These incentives attract time investors and capital investors, investing today and sharing future rewards fairly among coop members. The excess goes back to the coop community, so that other idea people might get a leg up with their ideas.

Newland Cooperative hosts each Makerspace co-operative. In the manner of a franchise operations, once a Newland hosted idea cooperative becomes operational it may be spun-off into an independent gross income, small share royalty paying affiliate. Its sales and royalty income is distributed to its coop members, based somewhat on their time investment. This royalty compensates the DevOps team who support the open source systems that each virtual coop uses upon the internet and personal devices.

SUMMARY

A makerspace is a place where customers go to design digital 3D models created in software like Autodesk 123A, which is free for download, or professional grade software like SolidWorks and Fusion 360, or a host of alternatives. In-house software converts models into automated printer control commands. 3D prototypes are printed in various materials like plastics, carbon fiber, Kevlar®, composite plastics with materials like metals and experimental materials capable of withstanding extreme loads and pressures. The 3D printing process uses plastic filament, input at melting temperatures of around 250 C.

PROBLEM STATEMENT

We do 3D printing. Who is our customer? Why do they frequent our virtual coops? Why do they frequent our Makerspace physical coop facilities, warehouses, and databases? Why do they continue to pay their membership fee month after month?

We operate initially as a virtual coop within the physical coop named Newland Cooperative as registered in Minnesota. Once our Makerspace coop becomes commercially viable, we may want to become our own independent company, albeit endowed with an initial starting set of articles, bylaws, and workflow processes from its parent and ancestral coops. This behavior is referred to as “incubation and emergence” phases. From your idea, a new company is born, in some incorporated form. It pays royalties back to its parent company and to the Newland Cooperative. Every community in Minnesota will want to create their own makerspaces so their young have a place to learn.

SECURITY AWARENESS

We bring idea and production people together in a security conscious, mutually supportive virtual cooperative. Our workflow keeps drawings, documents, and digital materials separated by customer member, and virtual coop accounts. The premises used by our members receives commercial security services.

It is important that members and customers know that their prototypes receive security protection. All members sign an NDA concerning any prototypes in any workflow. Security systems abound throughout the premises including location tracking by means optional existence and location tracking chips embedded within some printed 3D products. Security camera footage of outside and inside is provided. The Makerspace facilities are secured with commercial electronics access controls and tracking databases.

CASE STUDY: ARTISTS, SCULPTORS, 3D CREATORS

Do you have a hobby that involves making stuff with your hands? Artist kinds of stuff; sculpture, pottery, or woodworking; making stuff that persists. Gift card parts. Rubber stamp designs with your 3D art on the face. Plastic toys. 3D color sculpture in exotic materials; artifacts; reproductions.

CASE STUDY: IDEA PERSON

Are you an idea person? Do you ever have ideas for 3D objects that might be patentable? Want to experiment with lightweight plastic products, some stronger than steel. Need access to simple materials testing capabilities? Want to know how many tons of force it takes to crush a carbon fiber reinforced plastic toy? All useful stuff if you are experimenting with materials.

If you have a need for a prototype, model, or finished 3D product, what do you do? Where do go? ANSWER: You go to a nearby Newland Makerspace 3D printing shop. Bring your memory stick containing your 3D model of own designed creation. Or use one from out catalog of 3D printable products provided by our royalty receiving members. We can print of up to 4 copies on the spot, if the customer chooses to hang for a while. Products can be printed overnight.

CASE STUDY: PRODUCER

When seeking a continuing membership in Makerspace, professionals, artisans, hobbyists and students, will frequent the Makerspace website to establish their identity with a scan of their state issued ID card. That gains them entrance to the backroom premises.

Every member must read a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) and sign it. Time accounting is done through the website. Designs needing printing can be submitted via the website. They will be placed into the work queue. Going to the warehouse personally with your memory stick is the most secure way to do your 3D print setup.

WORK IN MAKERSPACE

All inside and outside spaces except bathrooms are under video and audio surveillance. The warehouse facility requires a member to insert their state issued photo ID scanner. The warehouse is like a laboratory and production shop. The facility is heavily secured to prevent theft of prototype designs.

SPREADSHEET RESULTS

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The spreadsheet shows a cost of $1.25 per square foot per month turns the light. Research into space in a safe commercial park found one perfect 2400 ft2 that is currently one space now which can be divided in half. The entire space has a conference area for twelve, a public facing glass walled “laboratory” like space, two joined spaces, each with a human door and a twelve foot garage door.

SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIAL

Newland Cooperative

The Newland Cooperative is established under Chapter 308B. Cooperative Associations statute. Within Newland Cooperative a separate entity with these components

  1. Makerspace Coop (a virtual Coop) is established as a board sub-committee under a Charter, within Newland Cooperative, during idea incubation phase. Members of Newland Cooperative may be eligible to sign the Makerspace Coop Non-Disclosure Agreement and join the Coop, subject to the approval of the existing members. After the incubation phase the Coop will be spun off into its LLC, S Corp, C Corp, etc. The spin-off pays a royalty to Newland Cooperative.
  2. Makerspace Fund is established to track all money. Transparent transaction detail is available to members of the Coop. Transparent balance sheet information is available to other Coops and to Newland Cooperative accountants, auditors, tax authorities, et al.
  3. Makerspace Coop members invest time which will be repaid from future income in the manner specified in the Makerspace Coop Charter. A royalty on gross income is paid to Newland Cooperative. Up to 60% of unreserved net income can be directed to capital investors of the Newland Cooperative. The remainder of profit is available for other expenses and patronage to the for the time investors.

3D Printer Options

$2,000 FORMBOT T-Rex 2 https://www.aliexpress.com/store/product/Formbot-T-Rex-Large-3D-Printer-with-400x400x450mm-Build-Size/2061058_32616252202.html

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$5,000 RoVa4D http://www.ordsolutions.com/rova4d-full-color-blender-3d-printer-pre-order/

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LivingVote Governance

Life in a LivingVote™ World

130 Cooperative Living Vote

A LivingVote™ governed society, assures humans of the reality, that their LivingVote choice, on some bylaws governance item, really counts. Their vote must count from the moment they first establish they first establish their starting YES setting, on a scale from zero percent to one hundred percent. Voters will watch the aggregate vote patterns change, as they refine their choice. Watching constitutions, laws, agency rules, environmental limits changing, in near real time; it will become the new Reality show.

Once the aggregate vote stabilizes, for some predetermined interval of time, the  governance item is locked in and sent to quality control where all illogical governance wording gets backed out and figured out later. Anything holding up the arrival of the expected wording gets moved aside. There’s songs could be written about the urgency of keeping the Constitution and Laws of the United States of America moving. Maybe these wording changes can someday happen so fast that Watson can be a phone call away with the answer.

Watson can manage the Deltas. The only way to repair wording is to repair all necessary parts simultaneously. Back comes new wording that replaces in its entirety the set of illogical wording. Eventually the whole set of wording passes it final quality assurance test. Then the new set of wording takes effect at once. With a continuous integration and continuous deployment, known as a CI/CD pipeline, the automated rules of the Senate, House, and Governor all understand.

Maybe we’ll let a bunch of IBM Watson like computers mutually agree to have the final say, on the entire package of Governance being deployed live into to Production. Once passed the words take effect.  For so long as voters live. they can change their vote on any governance item at any time. When they die, their vote no longer affects governance. It all gets factored in. It is ultimately the will We the People, who must decide these matters, that really count.

Bifurcation Vote

070 Bifurcation Vote

The traditional way of voting is to make the decision once and for all times and be done with it. Changing the governance item requires another vote on the wording changes.

A LivingVote Governance Item

080 LivingVote

Think how much more effective governance becomes when a coop, corporation, business cost center, project, family business, social club, church, or some other social organization utilizes the LivingVote™ governance means.

LivingVote Governance Changes

090 LivingVote Fluctuations

Excerpts from “Newland 2084”

Within the human behavioral constraints imposed directly or indirectly, by layer upon layer of government, humans are free to enjoy what remains of their privileges, rights, and freedoms. Within the constraints of imposed by government, the co-operative LivingVote™ represents the new art of governance. The LivingVote™ is the preferred decision-making process for matters of basic human affairs, as well as affairs of the polygons, cooperatives, clubs, families, and so forth. The LivingVote™ behavioral pattern is embedded within the startup Newland™ Co-operative behavioral pattern.

A Newland ™ Co-operative is owned and operated by its members. The operational characteristics of every Newland Co-operative are established and adjusted according to the ongoing and evolving LivingVote™. The LivingVote™ represents an emergence behavioral model. Rather than behavioral constraints being handed down from above, in the manner of a command and control hierarchical decision-making process, the LivingVote™ embodies the principles of power and control bubbling up and emerging from below. Every human feels like they have a direct say in matters of every Newland™ Cooperative of which they are a member.

Because Newland™ Member Agreement terms and conditions attain an 80 percent Pass LivingVote™, these conditions will require the corresponding 80 percent Fail LivingVote™ to be changed. This stabilizing characteristic of the LivingVote™ allows Newland™ to better fend off the vagaries of fads faction politics. Political parties have the power in the form of political governance known in ancient times as a Republic. Newland™ Co-operative governance is known in modern times as LivingVote™ Democracy. While it would have been possible to utilize a LivingVote™ governance model in ancient times, it is made practical in modern times with the advent of modern technology such as computers. It is the combination of NetZero™ closed funds established and maintained by the LivingVote™ that is the game changer in civilized society.

Pertaining to co-operatives, anyone wishing to receive any royalty income distribution must participate in all of the LivingVote™ matters put before the membership. The Newland™ Distribution Engine talks with the LivingVote™ Engine, and distributions are bypassed for so long as the LivingVote™ decisions have not been made. There is no such capability as “catching up” on benefits not received. Any member who believes their LivingVote™ choice, concerning any matter, must be changed simply changes their LivingVote™. If enough members change their vote from Yes to No, then the matter switches from Pass to Fail. Even the terms and conditions agreed to within the Newland™ Member Agreement document may change over time.

Likewise, the terms of the and conditions of the Newland™ License may be changed by new, modified, or deleted words changed by the LivingVote™ results on the question. This book, Newland 2084, explains a preferred embodiment among alternatives.

Conclusion

The mechanics of how the LivingVote operates is simple to understand. The social and business impacts may take days, weeks, or months to emerge. These matters are discussed in more detail in the book “Newland 2084” by Lyno.

by Lyno, Saturday, June 25, 2016

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