Top Ten Reasons to Build ZIPPER JUNCTION

This is really simple, a list of the top ten most compelling reasons to build (and operate) ZIPPER JUNCTION™. Let’s see your feedback on the list in the comments! Have at it!!! 1 – Bring honor back to “the trades” a.k.a. blue collar work and workers. Over the past several decades “the trades” have gotten…

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What do the gears mean?

There will be a lot of moving parts in The ZIPPER JUNCTION Project™, just like the gears of an engine or a bicycle.  I’ve created this handy little infographic to show you the many different working parts of Zipper Junction™ and then we’ll break it all down below. As you can see, each gear represents a different facet of…

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Charlie Reisinger and Penn Manor School District – How Far Trust Goes

Charlie Reisinger from the Penn Manor School District is setting a great example for instilling trust back into youth. It’s a pillar of open source philosophy – trust. Often we are brought up to believe that we must earn trust, rather than just maintain it. The Penn Manor School District story really inspired me and…

Bring Back Shop Class

Do you remember shop class or home economics? Do you know that these kinds of skills are not taught in most schools nowadays? My high school, built pre-World War II, had at one time a woodshop, full machine shop, electrical shop, ceramics shop, auto shop—I could go on. But even by the time I got…

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Who Is Behind The Zipper Junction Project?

It’s all about who you know. I remember one time trying to get help with a major business-phone line problem.  I must have spoken to fifty different people over the course of several days and got nowhere.  The problem was causing huge issues in our day to day operations and I could not get the…

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How To Do The Impossible (And Why You Should Care)

Determining the world was not flat, building The Great Wall of China, landing on the moon, or 3D printing human body parts; you know what they all have in common? They were all “impossible” at one time – or so people thought.  I could go on and on about all the things that were “impossible”…