Over the years I have seen many "do it yourself" AWE projects come and go. Many seem to start from scratch manage to build some of the necessary components but struggle with others - and give up after a while.
One of the goals of someAWE.org is to help develop and publish Open Source Hardware designs for as many of these components as possible. Building and preserving knowledge this way.
Or, as Marcin (Open Source Ecology Founder) has put it:
“It’s not about reinventing the wheel, it’s about opensourcing the wheel”