Hello fellow Brickimedians! Today I have an announcement to make regarding Brickimedia's next content project in the English language: Brickibooks! Some of you, especially those familiar with Wikimedia, may be able to assume what this project will entail. Brickibooks will be a freely-editable reference featuring guides and instruction on various LEGO-related things, for example, how to build a Mindstorms LEGO part sorter. This project gets its name based on Wikimedia's Wikibooks project, since we all know how creative we can be at making "original" names (e.g. Brickipedia). :-)
This project will begin as a small wiki. If you are unfamiliar with small wikis, they are a classification of Brickimedia projects that do not have their own local administration (generally because they are not big enough, or in other words too small, to have elected local administration). These wikis are administered by a global group of users called Small Wiki Administrators.
Unlike other Brickimedia projects, Brickibooks will be starting out with no content. Every other content project on Brickimedia was moved from an existing Wikia wiki, therefore had content to start with. To get Brickibooks off the ground, it relies on you all (or the public) to contribute with your knowledge, instructions or techniques you have. Keep in mind, it will still need to be written in an encyclopedic form, but if you have anything you think you could contribute to Brickibooks, add it to the wiki! Whether it be Mindstorms robot instructions, programming LEGO with third party hardware such as Raspberry Pi or Arduino, or even just techniques you have for building certain things in LEGO MOCs, it is in Brickibooks' project scope therefore you can contribute with it. Imagine if you wanted to know how to build a sturdy arch out of Technic to build a bridge for LEGO trains, and you searched on Google for it, and someone happened to have written up a page on Brickibooks on how to do just that! This is what this project will offer to the public, making your techniques you use in your building open for other people to learn.
Brickibooks will be launching next week at http://books.brickimedia.org (interwiki
[[books: ]]). If you have any questions about this new project, feel free to ask in the comments below.