Possibility of an Open Design project!
As discussed during the May OSArch meetup - we have many skills in the group ranging from mech, structural, and architectural. It would be great to attempt a real project, whether from the commercial industry, or from the charitable industries, and attempt it solely using FOSS tools. The process would allow us to quickly discover the many shortcomings of our tools, and fix them along the process.
I will look for a project through the week - there may be some personal projects by coworkers who might enjoy the free labour, but it'd be a real project. I also have an old friend who has done a lot of work with architects for humanity (I think, I'd have to double check) who might be able to point us to where we can volunteer for them.
If you have any contacts, please speak up too and keep us updated if something turns up!
If we do find a project, I volunteer my abilities as a programmer for Blender as well as an architect. It would actually be super cool if I wasn't the architect, that way I could focus on programming and train another experienced Blender user to use the tools, which would offer a fascinating perspective. If somebody here knows their way around Blender, or would like to get real good real fast, let me know because this is the time :)