Introducing the new GBFans Pack Plans project. This project is a community effort to modernize and make newer more accurate Pack Plans with all of the little changes that have been discovered since Stefan's plans were created. These plans will be somewhat idealized to account for changes between the different pack shells.These plans will have all of the odd angles and tapered edges.
The project is headed up mainly by Cole Funstuff at this time. We are looking for more contributors who will adhere to the system we have in place.
We are using Sketchup to create these plans. Sketchup is a free 3D editing system that anyone can download and use. This is the only software we will be using to create these plans at this time. If you plan to make changes or submit files, you must be providing the Sketchup files.
You can download Sketchup here: http://www.sketchup.com/
We will be using "Github" to keep the files organized into a repository. This is going to be the only place for the official files at this time. Once a few 'stable' releases have been done, the files will be hosted on GBFans. Github is a very important tool for maintaining revisions and also for allowing collaboration. You will be able to download the files, and modify the files into your own "Fork". We will be monitoring any forks, and if you make good changes we will merge your changes into the main file structure.
There will be 3+ different sets of files. This list will explain the files and how they can be used.
-Main Sketchup Files
These files are the ones that will be edited and maintained to make changes. You can edit these files directly in a Github fork. If your changes are correct they can be merged into the main system. These are the only files you should be making changes to. The following 2 categories are dependent on the main sketchup files.
-Drawing Files + PDFs
These drawings are generated from the Sketchup files. They are similar in style to Stefan's plans.
These files are generated from the Sketchup files. They can be used for 3D Printing, and Github can use them to quickly visualize the changes between file versions.
These plans are protected under the Creative Commons 'Share alike' License 4.0. These files are open to be used by anyone for any purpose. You can use these plans to make parts to sell, you can use the 3d files to have parts 3d printed to sell. You can use these plans to make your own plans as a derivative work, but you MUST share alike. That means you must make your plans as openly available as we have made ours. You must make any derivatives open source in the same way we have done ours (with master files available for editing).
As always. You must give credit where credit is due. You must attribute the plans you are using as "GBFans Pack Plans" with a link to the project. If you contribute to this project, you must agree to this license. Meaning, you will not be considered the main author even if you submit a large amount of files. (You can add yourself to the list of contributors on the Github, and and mention which files you've authored).
Here is the license information:
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.