When you think of spin cities, you think about fancy ones that take over an entire city or large cities, but Spin City is a city that’s really simple and inexpensive.
The idea is to build a community with just a few basic appliances.
The project is based on a concept called “micro-spin” where each appliance can be spun to create a different micro-service that is able to deliver services to multiple users, all at the same time.
The Spin City community is also self-sufficient, with the community-owned machines producing electricity and providing water and sewage.
“Our main goal was to build an open source community and a small community,” says the project’s founder, Jonathan Zwicker, who hopes to eventually build over 100,000 of the Spin City machines.
Each Spin City machine can be self-contained and is powered by the same power source as the community’s community.
The goal of Spin City was to create an open community, where anyone can contribute to the project, and it’s working as planned.
“We were surprised that there were so many people interested in it, and we were also amazed that there are so many things that we could do to improve Spin City,” Zwick says.
The community-built machines are able to do so many tasks that traditional machines can’t do, Zwickers says.
They can clean and heat water, perform basic maintenance like repairing pipes and washing clothes, and even provide electricity for the community itself.
The machines can provide services for more than just cleaning, such as providing basic food and shelter, but Zwicks believes the machines are a great addition to the city’s infrastructure.
“I feel like people are going to be able to contribute to Spin City in many different ways,” he says.
“It will be a great benefit to Spin city’s economy.”
Spin City also has a number of community-controlled machines, including those that can be used for recycling, but it’s also possible to run the community as a full-fledged business, Zweickers says, or simply provide a service to the community and its members.
The city’s public works department is also in charge of the project.
“There’s a very good chance that people are excited about what Spin City can do for Spin City and the surrounding community,” city spokesperson Alex Dennison told Wired.
“The public works departments team is currently reviewing Spin City applications to see if we have any that fit the criteria.”
SpinCity is part of a wave of communities building micro-services that can run autonomously.
This includes cities that operate their own schools, hospitals, parks, or other public buildings, as well as small communities that rent out computers to customers to run their own online businesses.
The popularity of these projects is a testament to the fact that it’s possible to create open, community-driven communities in a way that traditional industries can’t.
Spin City aims to be different by having machines that are self-sustaining, self-aware, and can also be customized.
“What we’ve created here is a small city that is not owned or operated by any one company,” Zweicker says.
“[SpinCity] is a very simple machine that can provide basic services and can be configured to run on whatever hardware and software you want.
It’s really a community, and that’s what we really want.”
Spin Cities is currently accepting applications for Spin Cities machines at the SpinCity website, and Zwicky is hopeful to expand the project to other cities.
He says he hopes to have around 40 machines in the city by the end of the year, and to eventually have 100, and plans to have the machines out in the field by the middle of 2019.
The first Spin City location will be in San Francisco.
SpinCity’s community members will be able donate their machines to the San Francisco Public Library, and the city will pay for the machines to run locally.
The machine’s creators hope to use the machine’s power to support the local economy and the local community.
“This is not just about the spin machines,” Zwerks says.
It will be about what we’re doing to build communities and improve communities, and help people and communities thrive.